Cripple Bastards – “Fear Persuasion Violence Obedience”


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Giulio the Bastard – vocals
Alberto the Crippler – guitar
X-man – drums
Label: Wiggy Records


The drummer on this was one of the worst we ever had and fitted well that kind of raw, untalented sound recalling a lot of classics of the ’80s. This live was the first CB show ever at El Paso, a place of friends GTB has been attending since even before CB were born and a kind of mother-house of punk in Torino (the town that gave birth to the best italian HC acts ever: Negazione, Declino, Rough, Nerorgasmo and so on). After the show released on this 10″, CB went on playing regularly at El Paso, at least once x year for the whole decade that followed. This record is mostly a collectors’ item (not easy to find); musically its content is too elementary compared to other CB works, at least – that’s how we feel about it. The CB thanx-list included these bands for the inspiration: Wretched, Eu’s Arse,Indigesti, Sottocultura, Uart Punk, Varaus, Mob 47, Riistetyt, Bastards, Shitlickers,Terveet Kadet, Sekunda, Rapt, Confuse, UBR, Olho Seco, Armagedom… so, that’s an idea of how we wanted to sound, besides the usual Grind features. Of the other bands on this double 10″ set, Capitalist Casualties were the absolute winners!

> released in 1995, no idea on how many copies pressed, we suppose 2000
> no lyrics or inserts enclosed, just a small flyer with a statement from the label
> CB’s side was 33 rpm while Capitalist Casualties (on the opposite side of the same record) were at 45 rpm
> comes in a wonderful packaging, a huge poster-sleeve bent in 6 squares, on one side with all band’s infos – one the other with a S/M art.
> recorded live in Torino @ “El Paso” occupato, 3/12/1994


1. Intro
2. Italia Di Merda
3. September 18th, 1993
4. Images Of War / Images Of Pain
5. Ragman
6. Spero Venga La Guerra (Wretched)
7. Asti Punx
8. Devozioni?
9. Huutoja (Varaus) / Paranoiac
10. Padroni
11. Stimmung
12. Nothing On Earth
13. Mass Media (Indigesti)
14. Authority?