GBH (also known as Charged GBH), are an English street punk band, formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin Jock Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy and Drummer Andy Wilf Williams. GBH were early pioneers of Englishstreet punk, often nicknamed UK82 , along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited and The Varukers. They have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians and have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound as well as an influence on bands as diverse as metallica, queens of the stone age, rancid, slayer, anthrax, nirvana, and a host of younger punk bands.
Charged GBH - Promo 2015
Charged GBH - Sick Boy https://youtu.be/eAqeA5Hc0K4
Charged GBH embarked on several English and mainland US tours during the early 1980s, including several gigs at the 100 Club. 1982 saw GBH's first LP, City Baby Attacked By Rats. Lyrically, the album dealt with criticism of British and European culture, violence, morbidity (especially in reference to the song Passenger On The Menu , which describes in graphic detail the experiences of the passengers on the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571), atheism, nihilism and humour. Musically, the album was loud and fast, with few songs exceeding three minutes. In 1984 the band changed their name to GBH (grievous bodily harm).
Charged GBH - Generals - live US tour 2015 https://youtu.be/Vj7KWHv-VTQ
Charged GBH - Give Me Fire - live US tour 2015 https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203797414870355
Unlike some early punk bands that evolved towards other styles, GBH have stayed fairly faithful to their original UK82 sound in subsequent releases. Their peers like The Exploited, Picture Frame Seduction, Discharge and The Varukers have all enjoyed resounding success in the USA and fit the genre' UK82 punk rock. However, the band have experimented to some degree with a more speed metal-inflected sound, notably with their 1992 release Church of the Truly Warped, although they have since returned to a more purist punk sound. The band is still active and touring and maintain a strong following both in England and the rest of Europe, as well as in United States and Japan.
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
Promo 2015 https://youtu.be/YWjW8HHOz5A
A four-piece band of West Midland Street Punks. Without doubt one of the most exciting Punk bands playing anywhere in the World today. From the brilliant Barcode Generation to Hotline to Hades the Drongos are no longer playing the best Punk Rock in the UK but clearly setting the standard for Punk to come. Intelligent Exhilirating. Honest. Quite simply - Brilliant - Kerrang! Radio
SICK ON THE BUS
S.O.T.B. - Punk Police 2009 https://youtu.be/PC3Fvhh0Kg4
A Punk Rock band formed in late 1989 from the then disbanded Varukers with guitarist Biff, bassist Brian and kev on drums, still with a passion to play hard hitting punk music but this time with a more dirty rock n roll edge we started rehearsing in Rock Snake studios in Rushden. After being together for eight weeks and with Doug joining us on vocals we band did first gig at the Vine in Newark, with eight original songs and the other half of their set being covers by bands like The Damned and the UK Subs, this gig ended badly after we refused to turn the volume down and the police were called. Our first demo Get Sick was recorded in early 1990 and a few months after that Doug left the band, a spate of vocalists followed but eventually Biff took over as we were tired of trying to find the right person. Sick On the Bus were by now playing up and down the UK but Kev was now finding the drive from Newark to Rushden to rehearse too much and decided to leave, a replacement was found with Paul Blaber (RIP) Tony Evans an old school friend of Biff's joined on second guitar and gigging continued. Shortly after recording their debut self titled album Paul very sadly and suddenly died from leukemia. With Wag ex Legion Of Parasites now on drums we started touring Europe, America and Japan and over the next few years recorded three more records, Suck On Sick On The Bus fuck Heads, Punk Police and Go To Hell coming out on labels Data Records, Go Kart Records, SOS Records and Deck Cheese before Wag decided to call it a day. Now with Skum sat on the drum stool we recorded 3 new track on a split single with The Destructors and are currently working on our new album.