Let's Start a War

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Let's Start a War
Studio album by The Exploited
Released 1983
1998 (Reissue)[1]
Recorded Revolution Studios[2]
Genre Hardcore punk, street punk
Length 34:36[3]
Label Pax[4]
Captain Oi! (reissue)[5]
Producer Wattie Buchan, Marcus Featherby
The Exploited chronology
Troops of Tomorrow
(1982)
Let's Start a War
(1983)
Horror Epics
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [6]

Let's Start a War, or Let's Start a War... (Said Maggie One Day), is the third album by the punk band The Exploited, released in 1983 through Pax Records. The title refers to Margaret Thatcher's decision to go to war over the Falkland Islands in 1982, suggesting that she did so almost on a whim.[7] The controversial war was fodder for many protest songs in the punk movement. It was reissued on Captain Oi! Records in 1998, which featured three tracks from their Rival Leaders EP.[8]

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Let's Start a War (Said Maggie One Day)" – 3:13
  2. "Insanity" – 4:19
  3. "Safe Below" – 2:17
  4. "Eyes of the Vulture" – 4:01
  5. "Should We, Can't We" – 1:41
  6. "Rival Leaders" – 5:43

Side two

  1. "God Saved the Queen" (Buchan) – 5:43
  2. "Psycho" – 2:01
  3. "Kidology" – 2:09
  4. "False Hopes" (Buchan) – 1:39
  5. "Another Day to Go Nowhere" (Buchan) – 2:31
  6. "Wankers" (Buchan) – 2:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Wattie Buchan - Vocals
  • Billy - Guitar
  • Wayne Tyas - Bass
  • Willie Buchan - Drums
Additional[10][11]
  • Barry Sage and Stewart Picking - Engineering, mixing
  • Marcus Featherby - Producer
  • Brian Burrows - Sleeve Remix
  • Mark Brennan - Liner notes
  • Mixed at Southern Studios
  • Recorded at Revolution Studios
  • Distributed by Red Rhino and The Cartel

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