Saturday, July 9, 2011

Exit-Stance

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     Exit-Stance was known for being one of the more powerful and heavier sounding 'Anarcho' bands and were also one of those 'Conflict' bands that were lucky enough to meet Conflict and have their music released by their Mortarhate label. They were from Milton Keynes and were formed in 1982 from an earlier band called 'Fuck Authority', but even before that they were known as Ethnic Minority. That bands guitarist Dave Bancroft and their vocalist Alison Wyn-de-Bank left the band to get married, and that resulted in the name change to 'Fuck Authority' and the remaining members were bassist Mark 'Jevs' Jeavons(had to move to drums after the name change), guitarist Dave Paul, and drummer Sean Finnis(moved to vocals after the name change). However, their name eventually got them into court and they had to change their name to Exit-Stance which had to do with the word 'existentialism', but they admitted that they just stole it from a Poison girls poster. At first, they were heavily influenced by The Clash, but not so much by The Sex Pistols, because they could relate to the Clash's lyrics, and only found the Sex Pistols as a 'shock band'.


     It wasn't until drummer Mark was replaced by sixteen-year-old Andy Williams that the band started to get their intense sound(Andy was more influenced by Killing Joke). Their first rehearsal room was an art room in an old rectory since they were unable to find venues or support from local bands. They decided to take matters into their own hands and recorded a small set and had their friend Tom Dallen help them go on a small tour away from their hometown to start playing. They were eventually banned from playing gigs for displaying disturbing art behind themselves on the walls(while they played) that attacked religion. They had to go back home, but quickly received a call from Colin Kerwood of Conflict, whom invited the band down to Alaska Studios to record a track for the 'Who? What? Why? When? Where?' compilation.


     They managed to record their song fast enough to record several more songs, which were ultimately released as their first E.P. titled 'Crimes Against Humanity'. The band then prepared for a U.K. tour with Conflict, but they got in a bad car accident before it started where Andy had to get taken to the hospital unconscious over someone's shoulder, and their van got taken away by police which led through a big struggle where they had to get back to Milton Keynes with no money the next day. Then, after their second van suddenly broke down, the band ended up crammed together with Colin in Conflict's van. After the tour, Andy left the band due to an illness which took the band by surprise, and was replaced by their friend Darren 'Daz' Pugh who played some shows with the band until he ditched them at a gig(Conflict's drummer 'Paco' had to fill in on drums). The band then managed to get in touch with Andy and they begged him to rejoin the band, which he agreed to do.


     Andy returned just in time to record the 'While Backs Are Turned' 12" which was released in 1986, and a tour was played with Conflict to promote it. The tour involved several gigs were they had to fight back against constant threats from skinheads and the police. Unfortunately, they became disillusioned with the scene, claiming to have gotten tired of the 'constant criticism... being judged all the time, attacked for not being perfect,... people always wondering if we were conforming to the 'anarchist rule book'! That wasn't what I got into all this for; in fact, that kind of attitude was what I wanted to change!' The band began work on the next album after their 12", but they split while their where writing the material. The band reformed in 2003, but they didn't last that long and split soon after.



"The Voiceless Now Have A Voice (Part 1)"


A fox or a minx coat made to measure
Gives credence to the murderers who hunt for pleasure
A creature scared shitless
Tormented then caught
Slaughtered by mindless cunts who call it fucking sport

The voiceless now have a voice

The voiceless now have a voice

The voiceless now have a voice

The voiceless now have a voice

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Or more usually in the eyes of a rabbit
Blinded by cosmetics, blinded by profit
Blinded by vanity, blinded by science
Have we the right to inflict such torture

Liberation not experimentation

Liberation not experimentation

Liberation not experimentation

Liberation not experimentation


"Slaughterhouse"


Victims of science; morality and violence
Victims of progress and victims of profit
You've seen the tortured, slaughtered
But still you choose to ignore it
Animals suffer and animals die
Nobody shouts but we all whisper why

Needless experiments in the name of science
Medical research is how they justify their violence
Whilst they amass prestige wealth and fame
The end result of their sadistic experiments is
Yet more death and pain

And we teach compassion, love and caring
But with torture under the guise of knowledge
These sentiments have no bearing
If we see a battered child we stand shocked and appalled
But a smoking beagle or limbless rabbit
Are too easily ignored

Animals burnt, beaten, blinded
Sadistic slaughter given no real reason
While backs are turned, bodies are burned

Knowledge is power but ignorance is bliss


"They Kill Dogs"


In the name of science, they kill dogs
Testing new detergents to cleanse our bogs
Dumb animals can't answer back,
How scientific to murder a dog or cat
All in the name of scientific progress
Innocent animals never resist
We're a nation of dog lovers or so they say
But we condemn them to suffer every fucking day
Distorting innocent animals
To cure what disease
In the name of science and progress
They justify just what they fucking please
And what have they got to show for all this pain and sorrow
Will the slaughter of the innocent make a better tomorrow

In the name of science, they kill dogs

In the name of progress, they kill dogs

In the name of humanity, they kill dogs

In your name, they kill dogs


"The Voiceless Now Have A Voice(Part 2)"


From the pasture to the small town
Where the abattoir stands
There lurks the slaughterer
And he's got blood on his hands
Off to the supermarket
Bits of animal to buy
They die
Need to say
When we ask why?
Who profits?
The farmer, the slaughterer, the butcher
The cunts

Would you eat if it you had to kill it?

Would you eat if it you had to kill it?

Would you eat if it you had to kill it?

Would you eat if it you had to kill it?


"Christian Militia"


The cross hangs foremost in your mind
Religious piety cover up the crime
Centuries of corpses piled upon the alter
In christ's name they justify the slaughter

The cross you gave as my reward
Christian militia, army of the lord
Christian militia, christ's army unite
Bible in the left hand machine gun in the right

Mine is the blood on the battlefield split
Mine is the blame, the sacrifice and guilt
You gave me a gun and a prayer
A cross and a crown of thorns to wear

I can see the marching of the christian militia
I can see the hatred in their eyes
I can see a million kneeling in prayer
I can see a million feeding off their lies

Centuries of corpses a nations loss
Centuries of corpses nailed upon thy cross
Centuries of corpses a nations loss
Centuries of corpses you nail upon your cross


"I Have No Gun(But I Can Spit!)"


Rule by fear from their ivory tower.
Rule by force from their temples of power.
Remember the empire and the stories they tell
of exploitation, slavery and how India fell.
The spirit of the empire of grand old British rule
is seen with frightening regularity in the
corridors of white hall.

Millions killed in our search for glory.
Millions slaughtered but that's another story.
Another cover up which we choose to forget.
The actors are ready, once more the stage is set.
Across the water the natives are unrestful.
Across the water on an Ireland once green.
So we sent the army not to kill or to bully,
but to keep the peace but not to go peacefully.

I have no gun but I can spit.

I wont fight for the sick profit.

I despise your empire. I deny your crown.
The boat may be sinking but I wont fucking drown.
I pledge no alliance to any flag or nation,
your sick history, your greed and exploitation
I have no gun but I can spit.
and I wont fight fight for your war profit.

Shall we re-capture India on Monday?


"The Shit still Stinks"


Morality conditioned into us from birth
Hungry for life they fed us death
They replace innocence with fear and guilt
And on our acceptance their dominance is built

The morals you gave, digs another grave
Normality, convention, words to enslave
Young minds trained, free hearts chained
On top of the deadpile the flag flies torn and stained

With the blood of centuries of others moralities
They talk of morality then let millions die
In poverty, the knowledge between right and wrong
They talk of peace then build a bomb
I want to know what the fucks going on
Their lies are easy to follow
Their banner easy to follow
Yet millions lay slaughtered
And millions more are tortured

And the shit still stinks

The shit still stinks

The shit still stinks

The shit still stinks

We swallow, we follow
Knowledge between right and wrong
Whose wrong, whose right
Eyes that are open but lacking sight
Young minds trained free hearts chained
On top of the deadpile the flag flies torn and stained

They talk of morality then let millions die
In poverty, the knowledge between right and wrong
They talk of peace then build a bomb

I want to know what the fucks going on
Their lies are easy to follow
Their banner easy to follow

Yet millions lay slaughtered
And millions more are tortured

And the shit still stinks

The shit still stinks

The shit still stinks

The shit still stinks


"Ballykelly Disco"


I bear the scars, do they show
from the night we all got legless at the ballykelly disco
drinking and dancing behind the wire mesh
a blinding flash and the smell of burning flesh
corpses stink at the ballykelly disco
dance of death at the ballykelly disco
scarred for life, where it does not show
the night i lost my mind at the ballykelly disco

Bombs in your pubs, carnage in the dark
solders blown to bits in the bloodshed at hyde park
national outrage, vengeance sought
under the guise of protection lives are easily brought
two armies face each other across the barbed wire mesh
the result - misery and the smell of burning flesh

Violence no matter, under any pretence
be it pursuit of freedom or in national defence
is a crime against humanity, a sick and violent lie
it will be part of our lives, until we give
peace and trust a try
the end never justifys the means
irish or english - we are all human beings

I bear the scars, do they show
from the night we all got legless at the ballykelly disco
drinking and dancing behind the wire mesh
a blinding flash and the smell of burning flesh
corpses stink at the ballykelly disco
dance of death at the ballykelly disco
scarred for life, where it does not show
the night i lost my mind at the ballykelly disco


"Mankinds Hand"


Toxic chemicals from mankinds hand
poison the air, poison the land
poison the sea, poison our earth
they see all around only in terms of what its worth

Mankind sees only profit, where others need
where others see beauty, big business sees greed
factories depose of waste in our lakes
destruction of the countryside
thats what the price of progress makes
housing estates where once stood fields and trees
now its TC ariels not flowers that sway in the breeze

And their shit fills the streams
and their shit fills the sky
when mankind sees room for expansion
then something must die
so they cut down the forests
our oxygen supply

Chemicals dumped by mankinds hand
in ignorance we poisoned the land
where the animals graze and the vegetables are grown
the seeds of our destruction carelessy sown
and we eat the products from the poisoned land
poisoned bodies, poisoned winds

Toxic chemicals from mankinds hand
poison the air, poison the land
poison the sea, poison our earth
they see all around only in terms of what its worth.


"Blinded By Fear"


Religious carnage for religious gain
holy inquisition or trial by flame
control of the human mind in the name of truth
look at the history books not hard to find the proof
our inheritance is on of the religious slaughter
from the holy crusades to britains war across the water
through peoples ignorance and fear
they seek to control
religious dominance the ultimate goal

Christianity has been the cause of so much hatred
through a god they exist
a god ignorance has created
your faith is blind no more than a con
to exploit peoples insecurity must be wrong

Blinded by an age old superstition
blinded by a biogted control
their buil their evil institution
on who they killed and what they stole
our inheritance is one of religious slaughter
from the holy crusades to britains war across the water
through peoples ignorance and fear
they seek to control
they built their evil institution on who they killed
and what they stole

History proves that jesus loves us all


Soon to come downloads:

Randomly assorted tracks from their first and second demo + random live tracks
http://www.box.net/shared/2b8l9630sp5ysgxulsfd
Crimes Against Humanity1984
http://www.box.net/shared/lnnyn6o7jylr07zkv8by
Live 198?
http://www.box.net/shared/rl3q9emocud8unud0rom
Live Brighton 03-15-84
http://www.box.net/shared/hk7yreapylyej7uk0tmg
Live at the ambulance station, London 1983/1984
http://www.box.net/shared/h5cuqic7nfnor1p4bucq
When Backs are Turned 1985
http://www.box.net/shared/fljrgbi4dmyplmsjba5j

2 comments:

  1. hope the downloads will up soon you got some great shit can't wait to hear them all.

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  2. Thanks for this, bro. Excellent band !

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