Friday, January 27, 2006

Potential Threat - What's So Great Britain!

1983 Out of Town Records

A little punk rock from England today. As Minor Threat was to American hardcore, so Discharge was to English and European hardcore. This, in my opinion, is one of the best of the many examples of the profound influence Discharge had on the sound of punk in that region. Here's the twist though...Potential Threat was fronted by a female singer, Pauline. Bet you didn't see that one coming. They released quite a bit of material later, but none quite as good as this one. This page has a good history of the band complete with discography and lots of pictures.

Potential Threat - Nuclear Threat
Potential Threat - What's So Great Britain!
Potential Threat - Don't Conform
Potential Threat - Animal Abuse
Potential Threat - Cheap Labour


Anonymous johnny said...

good stuff,heard them on the "this is the a.l.f."comp.will visit your site often

9:20 PM  
Anonymous maffof said...

Haven't heard this in years - nice one! Will visit often as site looking great - imaginative and interesting choices so far.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great band, never heard them before but i'm thoroughly impressed. where would we be without discharge!

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post deserves to be one of the entries on the WikiLog

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Paul M said...

Great post and fantastic EP. Pauline (Vox) & Fos (Guitar) were/are actually a married couple by the way

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have this EP but none of their other stuff. Any chance of a posting of this material?



10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout a reunion, let's go assholes. This is a great band!!!!

5:50 PM  

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