Kill From The Heart provide the story:
The Chaotic Dischord story begins when Simon Edwards of Heartbeat
Records label and UK punks Vice Squad were attempting to compile the Riotous Assembly compilation LP in 1981 to document the blossoming UK punk scene. After putting out a request in Sounds
for demo tapes from bands wanting to be on the compilation, Simon
Edwards was approached by one of the members of Vice Squad's touring
entourage with a tape labeled Chaotik Dischord. According to Edwards,
"It scared the pants off me! Chaotik Discord had to go on the album."
The band name ended up being misspelled on the LP, forever changing the
name of the band to Chaotic Dischord.
Chaotic Dischord appeared to be a mystery though. With just a tape,
Edwards had no way to contact them except through Vice Squad. Vice Squad
then tricked Edwards into thinking Chaotic Dischord were a new band
from Swindon, who, according to him, "due to their 'hardcore image,'
didn't want to meet the label, or use any of their names - instant punk
credibility thought I - foolishly!"
In reality, Chaotic Dischord was comprised of half of Vice Squad along
with members of their road crew. Edwards was reportedly not pleased upon
finding this out. He got over it though, and the band went on to be
the most prolific band on Riot City Records and ironically one of the
label's best sellers. The Fuck The World single even reached number 7 on the UK Indie Singles chart. However, not everyone was a fan, especially not Sounds editor Gary Bushell.
The band's music, err, noise, was about as basic as you could get. The
songs were sloppy and chaotic with snotty vocals talked, shouted,
yelled, screamed, or screeched over the music. This was part of the
appeal of the band though since most other UK punk bands were about
playing tight and having a great sound. Chaotic Dischord couldn't have
given a shit less about that. However, the band did not produce just
complete crap for songs. On the contrary, songs such as "Who Killed ET?
(I Killed The Fucker!)" and "Cliff" were just as strong, powerful, and
anthematic as any other of the top UK punk bands at the time with great,
catchy sing-a-long choruses.
Lyircally, the band also employed some of the most blatently offensive,
vulgar lyrics the punk rock world has ever heard. Just take a look at
any of their song titles to see where they were coming from. They also
took shots at political bands such as Chaos U.K. and Ripcord in other
songs. Chaotic Dischord was truly one of the first ever (if not the
first) "Chaos Punk" bands.
Constantly outdoing themselves, the band naturally became better
musicians and tighter as time went on. The songs began to have more structure to them with the release of Now! That's What I Call A Fuckin' Racket
in 1985, after the Riot City Records had folded. However, the music
still remained good, and the lyrics became more as poignant yet as crude
and obscene as ever.
By 1988, the band became imitators of themselves. Very Fuckin' Bad was merely a parody of Goat Fuckin' Virgin Killerz From Hell,
and, upon poor record sales, the band disintegrated. Their mark had
been left forever though, and their influence can still be clearly be
seen in today's punk scene. They will go down in history as one best,
or worst, depending on the listener's opinion, punk bands of all time
with one of the most befitting band names ever.
Here's the yobs in all their 1983 glory. The version I present here is the 90's re-release that includes the 'Don't Throw It All Away' EP from '84.
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