A.P.F Brigade – Sick Society cassette – 1982

Side One

Side Two

Tracklisting below courtesy of Andy from A.P.F. Brigade

 1. The resistance statement
   2. Sick society
   3. Don’t vote
   4. Scared to die
   5. Jesus who
   6. I’ve got a nice daddy
   7. Free slave
   8. I’m dying for a fag
   9. Pig song
  10. Happy day
  11. It’s fun boys
  12. Hunting punk
  13. Police hate
  14. Man created god
  15. Killed joy
  16. Foot sucks as well
  17. The race to perfect death
  18. No party
  19. Exit
  20. Give a little peace tonight
  21. Square eyes
  22. I defy the bastards

A two piece band from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire that supplied this tape to Chris Low, by recording the whole of the set at the time, in a garage, for Chris’s particular tape (BASF C60 for anyone interested!).

All the tapes sent in to the band were recorded in this way, so the tapes themselves were all different in order of tracks and the quality of the ‘performance’. Of course this made each tape completely individual.

The band performed no gigs (bystanders in their garage performances aside) in any venues to any paying punker punters. The band had only one track released on record. That record was the first ‘Bullshit Detector’ compilation LP on Crass Records, released in 1980 with other early tracks by Amebix, Synix,  and The Eratics amongst a host of others.

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Penguin

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8 thoughts on “A.P.F Brigade – Sick Society cassette – 1982”

  1. Very fond memories of the APF Brigade, my particular copy of Live Brigade had them doing a false start on one song, they laugh and say “oops sorry we fucked it up!” before statring again – that ws my favourite bit! I think they did 5 or 6 cassette albums in the end, the one I liked best was their acoustic ‘concept album’ of environmental songs, it was relatively unusual in those days (early 80s) to focus so much on eco-issues apart from the odd song amongst all the others about war, Thatcher, Reagun, vivisection, etc…

  2. Graham, was that ‘concept album’ “the Earth Soaked It Up”? Foolishly , I think I sold copies of all their other tapes on Ebay years ago and omitted to make myself copies, though I did keep copies of their fanzine (“A New Body” ?) yes, APF stuff was great and they always used to write very nice letters too. Seemed very sincere and genuine people and I hope they’re still happy and well whatever they’re doing.

  3. Yes I used to write to them regularly, great letters and thoughts as you say – always friendly and accomodating… still have all the cassette tapes (5 or 6??) and all the old ‘A New Body’ fanzines… they also did another (one-off?) zine called ‘Words Worth Saying’ I think…
    Without digging around in my old collection, I believe they also did a tape album called ‘God The Tape’!!
    ….altogether now – “The crow lives nowhere..!”

  4. hey kypp thanx 4 the upload, i have been looking around for recordings of our stuff, but..errr… this is “Sick Society” cassette, but thanx all the same and for the nice comments 😉 !
    great website by the way.
    cheers andy

    heres the real track list

    Sick society (cassette album 1982-3)

    1. The resistance statement
    2. Sick society
    3. Don’t vote
    4. Scared to die
    5. Jesus who
    6. I’ve got a nice daddy
    7. Free slave
    8. I’m dying for a fag
    9. Pig song
    10. Happy day
    11. It’s fun boys
    12. Hunting punk
    13. Police hate
    14. Man created god
    15. Killed joy
    16. Foot sucks as well
    17. The race to perfect death
    18. No party
    19. Exit
    20. Give a little peace tonight
    21. Square eyes
    22. I defy the bastards

  5. Thanks Andy for putting this straight, dunno why the cassette was in with the Live Brigade cover, but you know, 25 years on, maybe covers get lost and seperated. Will cut and paste the track listing up.

  6. 25 years on my mind becomes separated as well, things i think i remember well are mixed up with other stuff lol.
    sick society was recorded live but only the once, unlike live brigade which we did most nights for a fairly long period of time, which i cant remember off hand, i will have a look around see if i have an original cover, though i wont hold my breath, i will digitize it myself at some point and design a new cover, and stick it on the apf myspace.
    cheers m8

  7. Wow i remember APF brigade very well. wrote to them a few times. listened to all their tapes but lost them all along the way…wow so long ago. Eat Wheat Not Meat is their most memorable track. Didn’t Jonathan have cancer. mmmmmm i Wonder if he made it through!!! Loved listening to them..i was anarchist then…still am 🙂

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