Thursday, May 19, 2011


          In the summer of 1983, two local bands called 'Scattered Remains' and 'Ancient Creation' split up and came together to form Revulsion. Revulsion was Simon Cooper on guitar and vocals, Steve Skingsley on bass and vocals and Andy Rope on drums. Previous members included vocalists Adie Grand(84,'86) and Tim Nickerson ('86, 87'). They played their first gig and began life as a three-piece at the Acle Village Hall during September of 1983.

     During January of 1984, Revulsion recorded their first demo on a 4 track in someones room. They sent their demo out to see what labels would respond. Eventually, Mortarhate and Radical Change Records got in touch with them. Next, they enlisted Adie Grand on lead vocals and played their first proper gig with him in Norwich, during August in 1984. Shortly after that gig, Revulsion recorded their second demo and had their track 'Victim' put in the 'We don't want your Fucking Poor' compilation.

     Revulsion then established a relationship with The Disrupters and Deviated Instinct, which led to them playing several shows with them. Revulsion then recorded their 'Ever get the Feeling of Utter Revulsion?' E.P. The track 'There is no Need' was placed into the 'Words Worth Shouting' compilation record. 

     Adie then left the band which led their activist friend 'Milky' Tim on vocals, but he too didn't last very long after a few gigs and one or two demos. Revulsion then remained for the rest of their life as a three-piece.

     In 1987, Revulsion released a split E.P. with Deviated Instinct called 'Consolidation'. It featured two tracks ('Out of Touch' and 'Feed the Rich at Christmas Time'). After much gigging, Revulsion began noticing the corruption within the scene. They were promoting freedom and peace by putting on gigs, but noticed several new violent faction rising up and crippling the movement.

     Revulsion then recorded some compilation tracks including 'Another Bloody War' for the 'A Vile Peace' compilation and 'World without Hate' for the 'Exclusion' compilation record.

     In 1990, Revulsion recorded their 'The only Revolution' E.P. It contained two tracks and the lyrics showed what was left of their once great scene. The band continued to record several new songs, which they felt were their best ones, but they were never recorded. In 1991, Revulsion split. There is small talk of Revulsion getting back together and recording these songs, but nothing has happened as of yet. Steve and Andy currently play in The Kaotixx.

'Out of Touch'

For pain he tortures/for pleasure he kills
This man is sadistic/callous & cruel
The brutal pain he inflicts is fucking obscene
His perverted mentality disgusts me!

The sick, immoral, bloodsucking Leech
Living in the past/out of touch

His evil savage mind is warped
For it is he that plays the Bloodsport!

'Feed the Rich at Christmas Time'

Feed the rich don't feed the poor
Cos it's spending time at the local store
Hand your money across the till
for this is the season of good will

Give and receive. Enjoy your Christmas
Spend your cash. Boost their business
It's the festive time thats full of joy
Lot's of fun for girls and boy
The profits reach an all time high
They like to sell we like to buy

Feed the rich at Christmas
At Christmas time
Drinks all round to quench your thirst
Stuff yourself until you want to burst
While for lack of food other people die
So spare a thought then turn a blind eye

Feed the rich at Christmas time
At Christmas time

'The Only Revolution'

It was the end of a year, another rotation
Yielding corruption and exploitation
Lives controlled by an imperious elite
Indifference and ignorance on the street

Now I'd think it was time for a change
Now I'd think it was time for the people to re-arrange
And learn to love
But I'd think that every year
And it seemed that every year
Was always the same

It was the end of a year, another progression
Rebellious cries made no impression
The fear of difference, a common fear
Stale resolutions, across the sphere

Now I'd think it was time for change
Now I'd think it was time for the people to re-arrange
And learn to love
But I'd think that every year
And it seemed that every year
Was always the same

Always crush the crush of tyrannical reign
The same domination again and again
Mass oppression throughout the land
The power in rich filthy hands
The passive public kept in line
With laws they dare not undermine
Shouts of protest so unheard
The web of normality undisturbed

It was the end of a year, another score
The monopoly continued from the year before
Annual suffering once more neglected
Conditions, traditions and codes, readily accepted

Now I'd think it was time for change
Now I'd think it was time for the people to re-arrange
And learn to love
But I'd think that every year
And it seemed that every year
Was always the same 

Always the want to conform and submit
To the same mindless pattern of routine shit
The end of a year, change there was none
The only Revolution, was that of the sun

'All I could see'

The first hint of violence and the tears
were there, but I held them back.
I couldn't show that I found this common
everyday aspect of life, so disturbing.
Yet I seemed to be part of a movement, that had
all the intention of being every bit as violent as
that which disturbed me then.
A movement within which I could sense a 
growing lust for physical revenge, and it
saddened me to think that it had come to this, I
believed that physical revenge could achieve
nothing, nothing but a sick and perverted kind
of self-satisfaction. I remember when I too had
felt that kind of self satisfaction, during earlier
years of my life, but that all seemed so primi-
tive now, no longer could I find any reason or 
logic in revenge. All I could see was a mindless
escape for anger and aggression, warlike and
hideously ugly.

Years passed, and naive hopes turned to naive
frustrations. All around people seemed to be 
giving up on ideas of non-violence and peaceful
action. It appeared so hypocritical, for a while it 
was becoming fashionable to justify retaliatory
violence, other instances of violence would still
be condemned. It may have been naive belie-
ving to be a part of something that could be 
known as a movement, or even believing that a
movement as such could really exist, but I was 
soon disillusioned. Now looking back it makes
me wonder what individuals could have percei-
ved to have been "moving" toward. Obviously
our visions of a common goal could not have
been the same. 


'Ever get the feeling of utter Revulsion?' 12"
'There is no Need' track from Words Worth Shouting compilation 1985
Consolidation E.P. 1987
'Another Bloody War' track from 'A Vile Peace' compilation record
'World Without Hate' track taken from the 'Exclusion' compilation record
Unreleased demo tracks from around 87/88?
'The Only Revolution' 1991

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