What punk scene captured my imagination the most during 80’s? It had to be the UK scene, especially once I started getting into Peace Punk real heavy. Thanks to Golden Voice Promotions, Los Angeles punks were lucky enough to have GBH, Discharge, Subhumans, Broken Bones and many more come to our city and rage. It was bands like Anti-Sect, Amebix, Disorder, Rudimentary Peni, D.I.R.T., Icons of Filth, Dirge, Instigators and anarcho bands that we never got to see, so we had to live vicariously through what we saw on the back of records to form what we thought they looked or sounded like in person. 1983 was a scary year to be a teenager – we all felt that a Nuclear bomb could drop at any time. This fear and frustration with the powers that be found it’s way into the art that was being created by punks worldwide, and this flame of rebellion still burns bright. Today CVLT Nation wants to share with you portraits of 80’s UK Punk culture!
All Photos from Hardcore Old School Europe
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