Thatcher on Acid

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Thatcher on Acid
Origin England, UK
Genres Anarcho-punk
Years active 1983–1998
Labels All the Madmen, Agit-Prop

Thatcher on Acid were an English anarcho-punk band.[1] They formed in Somerset during 1983.[2] Their name is a satirical reference to former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.[3] Ben Corrigan, Bob Butler and Andy Tuck also played in Schwartzeneggar with ex-Crass member, Steve Ignorant.[4] The band opened the anarcho-punk band Conflict's "Gathering of the 5000" show at Brixton Academy,[2] which event resulted in many arrests and achieved a degree of infamy.[5]

Discography[6][edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Moondance (1986 - 12" - All the Madmen)
  • Flannel 905 (1990 - 7" - Rugger Bugger Discs)
  • Thatcher On Acid Meets Steerpike - The Illusion Of Being Together (1990 - 12" - Meantime Records)
  • Can We Laugh Now? / No Fucking War (1992 - Split EP with 7 Year Bitch - Clawfist Records)
  • Yo Yo Man (1992 - 7" - K Records)
  • "Frank" Jr. (1992 - 7" - Subcorridor Records)
  • Chagrin (1992 - 7" - Desperate Attempt Records)

LPs[edit]

Compilations & Lives[edit]

  • Thatcher On Acid (1988 - also known as Garlic - Rugger Bugger Records)
  • Curdled/The Moondance (1997 - reissued of first LP plus first 12" - Broken Rekids Record)
  • Pressing: 84-91 (1995 - Desperate Attempt Records)

Members[edit]

  • Ben Corrigan - Guitar/Vocals
  • Mat - Bass/Vocals
  • Martin - Drums (1983–1987)
  • Andy Tuck - Drums (1987 onwards)
  • Bob Butler - Bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Myers, Ben. Green Day: American Idiots & the New Punk Explosion. The Disinformation Company. p. ?. 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  2. ^ a b Glasper, Ian (2007). The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980 to 1984. Cherry Red Books. p. 221-222,
  3. ^ Green, Alex. The Stone Roses. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 31. 2006.
  4. ^ Bains, Jon. "Alice Donut: Food, Sex and Cruelty". Convulsion Magazine. Issue 4. p. 34. 24 October 1995. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
  5. ^ "Conflict, London 1987". Transcription of statement on Conflict/Mortarhate merchandise leaflet distributed at gigs in the late 80s and early 90s.
  6. ^ "Thatcher On Acid". www.discogs.com. 

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