May 13, 2006

P.A.I.N.'s debut album re-issued.

This is the re-issue on Iron Man Records of P.A.I.N's classic first album. Originally released on Inner State back in 1995 the album sold out and after the collapse of Inner State had been lost until now. The Original artwork has been reconstructed to be as close to the original as possible and the track listing includes all the classics from the P.A.I.N set: Beltane, Everything must Go, Pork Dub, British Justice, No leaders for the Free, Money, Oh No! It's the Pigs, Lighters and Punx with Guns.

The album includes the work of Phil, Dan and Ozzy who were all in R.D.F. and John who sang with A.O.S.3. This record was seen by P.A.I.N as the third in a trilogy, RDF: Raggamuffin Statement, A.O.S.3: Diversionary Tactics and this cd P.A.I.N: Oh My God! We're Doing it.

P.A.I.N play heavy dub reggae, good time ska, and pissed off punk rock, and endeavour to keep their addled heads around the contradictory and confusing areas of radical politics.

The Band has supported numerous underground struggles and pressure groups along the way, working extensively with groups like Reclaim the Streets, Anti-globalisation groups, Hunt Saboteurs, Anti-fascists, Squatters, Mad Pride,MacLibel, and many more....

That's the politics, however, it would be to sell the band short to say the story stops there...They are, like most punk bands, part Pistols, part Spinal Tap (actually, was there much difference?) and the best things about PAIN are the stories of what has happened to them over the years, genuinely unbelievable situations... Contrary to the many rumours circulating, the band have not split up, they never did. The band are alive and well and gigging all over the place, writing songs for the next album. The times they are a-changing!

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