other titles...

  1. The Cortinas Defiant Pose
  2. The Pigs Youthanasia
  3. Social Security I Don't Want My Heart To Rule My Head
  4. The Posers Nice Homes
  5. 48 Hours A Soldier (Demo)
  6. The Primates Generation Warfare (Live)
  7. The Media New Blood
  8. The X-Certs Fight Back
  9. The Verdict IRA Man
  10. Vitus Dance Down At The Park
  11. The Numbers Alternative Suicide (Version)
  12. Apartment The Alternative



bristol archive
  • very limited fluorescent "punk pink" lp

    Released: 24th Nov 2023


Originally released in May 2010 on CD only and entitled "The Bristol Punk Explosion 1977-1983", Bristol Archive Records have decided to revisit their roots, Bristol Punk, but only focus on the original first generation of bands with this electrifying a twelve-track compilation.

The sleeve notes are written by Shane Baldwin (Vice Squad drummer) who would have been motivated and influenced to form his own band by watching these Bristol punks across various venues and locations across the city. There are six previously unreleased tracks never before available on vinyl. The Cortinas were the first. They played the Roxy Club, released two singles on Mark Perry and Miles Copeland's Step Forward label, graced the front cover of Sniffin' Glue and recorded a Peel Session. Taking their cue, bands like Social Security (the first band on Heartbeat Records), The Pigs (whose Youthanasia single was released by Miles Copeland's New Bristol Records), The Primates, The Media, The Posers, 48 Hours and The Verdict gave Bristol one of the strongest provincial early punk scenes, mainly centred around the Clifton area and Barton Hill Youth Club.