One of Luggy’s records on a lend specifically for uploading purposes. One track off the first side is missing (the last one ‘It Isn’t Funny Anymore) because of a deep scratch at the start. Tried to clean it all out but to no avail. Still you still have 17 slices of great Wasted Youth / Cuddly Toys tinged punk rock music to listen too so can’t be all bad. Text stolen by force from Nuzz Prowlin Wolf site. Picture of Stu P against the wall by Val Puppy.
In the year of 1979, from the squats of North London came Charge. Their 1980 self financed debut 7″ was released on their own You Can All Fuck Off record label, financed by nicking the lead from abandoned council house roofs. In 1981 a german pressed debut live LP recorded in June 1980 entitled ‘Caged And Staged’ was released. By 1982 they had become a bit of a force to be reckoned with having released a further 3 great singles; Kings Cross, Destroy The Youth and Fashion and having supported the likes of Theatre Of Hate, The Exploited, Killing Joke and Discharge. In October 1982 they released a 12 track studio album entitled ‘Perfection’ the band felt that it was dull and lifeless when compared with their singles. Harsh self criticism, it’s not as full on, but still it’s a fucking great listen with some right dark lyrics. An overlooked slice of ‘post punk’ and ’proto goth’. After touring with The Damned, conflict within the band resulted in singer/guitarist and driving force, the wonderfully named Stu P Didiot leaving the group.
Sadly Stu P died from cancer in 2003.