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The Exploited

Believe it or not, the Exploited is nearing a quarter-century of cutting a crusty swath of anarchist destruction across the globe. Rest easy, though: With such ditties as "Fuck the System," "Fuck the U.S.A." and "You're a Fucking Bastard" to their credit, one can pretty safely assume the corrosive Scottish punks aren't gonna get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame any time soon. In fact, in the current political climate, it's a near wonder the quartet can even get entrance visas to tour the States. Careening toward the big 5-0, unapologetically obnoxious singer Wattie Buchan is the sole member of the original lineup still fighting the good fight. Yeah, the Exploited has enjoyed more personnel changes than hot coed showers in its 24-plus years, but as long as Buchan's around to get in your face and spit his fervent anti-establishment venom, it doesn't really matter who's backing his two-minute rant-anthems with unrelenting three-chord crunch. Oi, mate!
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