Instigators – “Nobody Listens Anymore” LP
A classic of the UK anarcho punk years. As much as I love that era, some of the bands, if I’m honest, could be a little on the dirgy side of the musical spectrum… but with the Instigators you got the complete deal: above average, super-charged protest punk that was fast, tight, and light on its feet; with a strong studio sound too (thanks to Bruce and Dick of the Subhumans). This album is the Instigators greatest moment. Decades later, this record serves as a reminder that the foundations of hardcore punk were laid down all over the globe, not just in certain cities of America – Yorkshire, too, by gum.