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The Apostles - Punk from United Kingdom - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


The Apostles


Punk Band from United Kingdom formed in 1980

The Apostles are an English experimental punk rock band who developed within the confines of the 1980s anarcho-punk scene in the UK, but did not necessarily adhere to the aesthetics of that movement.

History

The Apostles were formed in the Islington area of London in 1979 by William 'Bill' Corbett (vocals), Julian Portinari (bass), Dan McIntyre (drums) and Pete Byng-Hall (guitar). This line-up of the group did not play any concerts, and only appeared in a small number of fanzines (including Paroxysm Fear and New Crimes) before Bill Corbett left the group.

Andy Martin joined as vocalist in summer 1981, and the group played their first concert on 22 September 1981. This line-up of the group then recorded an eponymous demo tape later that year.

The music of the group is generally characterised by a varied eclecticism which encompasses punk and Blues rock, with influences like Lemon Kittens, Five Or Six, and other avant-garde groups.

The remaining founder members of the group left the group in early 1982. Martin recruited Dave Fanning (ex-Innocent Bystander) as bass player, along with a revolving line-up of musicians – including John Soares, Kev Apostle, Flump, Chris Low (ex-Political Asylum) and Olly Bucket (Eat Shit) – to continue the group, who went on to play numerous concerts in the London area, and to record 8 demo cassettes and 4 7" singles between 1982 and 1984.

Andy Martin and Dave Fanning were joined in 1984 by Malcolm "Scruff" Lewty (later of Hellbastard, Sidewinder, Nero Circus and Heavy Water) and drummer Chris "Widni" Wiltshire which created a line-up which remained relatively stable (with the addition of Sean Stokes and Colin Murrell) until the group's demise at the end of the 1980s. The group recorded over 10 demo cassettes, 4 7" singles and 7 12" LP's between mid-1984 and 1990. Original guitarist Pete Bynghall re-joined the group in late 1988 for their last recordings and final concert (cf Live at the Academy).

Always highly critical of the seemingly inward looking anarchist movement of the times, the autonomous and extreme libertarian approach of The Apostles seemed to portray classic anarchism, as opposed to the conformity of many of their contemporaries. This led the group receiving respect from notable members of the anarcho-punk movement such as Conflict, who released three records by The Apostles, and Crass with whom the band co-operated with during the squatting of the Zig-Zag Club and during the time in which The Autonomy Centre and Centro Iberico anarchist venues operated. Both Martin and Fanning worked during this period at the Little @ printers – an anarchist printers located in the same building as the Autonomy Centre in Wapping. The Autonomy Centre was founded with proceeds from the Crass "Bloody Revolutions" single in 1980 where Martin was a keyholder prior to joining The Apostles.

The anti-communist and anti-gay lyrics of 'Rock Against Communism' and 'Kill or Cure' on the 'Giving of Loving Costs Nothing' ep and other similarly themed later songs opened the group to charges of fascism and homophobia. Whilst this material was intended to expose the supine attitudes of those within the 'anarcho punk' milieu who did not challenge such blatantly provocative sentiments (a tactic which Andy Martin had used since his entrance to the group), they undermined the coherence of the band's ideology, leading Stewart Home, in his book Cranked Up Really High, to describe The Apostles as "locked into...a stasis if not actual paralysis".

During the time the band was together Andy Martin began to write about his homosexuality and the subject in general which alienated many of their former fans but did not deter Martin. In 1989, Martin and Fannig gave an interview with Homocore fanzine which addressed this issue. Among their many recordings released, The Apostles contributed the song "Forbidden Love" to the first queercore compilation, JD.s Top Ten Homocore Hits, released by J.D.s fanzine in 1990.

The Apostles split as a group in 1990, immediately forming 'Academy 23 which also included Nathan Coles (of The Unbelievables) and Lawrence Burton (formerly of Konstruktivists). The group collaborated with the industrial band The Grey Wolves on two songs, "Terror Chamber" and "Terror Intensifies", both featured on compilations. Academy 23 were later renamed in 1994 as Unit who continue to record and perform to this day.

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Band Members :   Malcolm Lewty, Simon Parish, Martin Ryan, Grant Munro, Pete Bynghall, Chris Widni, Andy Martin, Dave Fanning, Dan MacKintyre, Julian Portinari, Sean Stokes, Patrick Rat Poole, Chris Low, John Travis




- Biography -

33 albums

The Apostles - The Singles & Compilation Album Tracks

The Singles & Compilation Album Tracks

2018 - United Kingdom
Punk, Blues Rock, Experimental
Digital FLAC54 Tracks
Dna Records


The Apostles - No Faith No Fear

No Faith No Fear

1993 - United Kingdom
Blues Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental
CDr Album Compilation38 Tracks
Front Cover Productions


The Apostles - No Faith No Fear / Who Won The Human Race?

No Faith No Fear / Who Won The Human Race?

1989 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Active Sounds Records


The Apostles - Life

Life

1988 - United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Cassette Album20 Tracks
Bbp Records


The Apostles - Hymn To Pan

Hymn To Pan

1988 - United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Vinyl LP20 Tracks
No Master's Voice


The Apostles - The Progressive Blues Experiment

The Progressive Blues Experiment

1988 - United Kingdom
Blues Rock, Experimental
Cassette Album17 Tracks
Bbp Records


The Apostles - The Acts Of The Apostles In The Theatre Of Fear

The Acts Of The Apostles In The Theatre Of Fear

1988 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
Acid Stings


The Apostles - The Other Operation / Reminence Of A Destructive Age

The Other Operation / Reminence Of A Destructive Age

1988 - United Kingdom
Punk, Blues Rock, Experimental
Vinyl LP19 Tracks
Active Sounds Records


The Apostles - Une Réponse

Une Réponse

1987 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album26 Tracks
Bbp Records


The Apostles - A.S.P.A. Demo

A.S.P.A. Demo

1987 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album16 Tracks
Active Sounds Tapes


The Apostles - Equinox Screams

Equinox Screams

1987 - United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Vinyl LP24 Tracks
Active Sounds Tapes


The Apostles - Cartography / The Show Trial Asylum

Cartography / The Show Trial Asylum

1987 - United Kingdom
Punk, Alternative Rock, Instrumental
Cassette Limited Edition30 Tracks



The Apostles - The Split E.P

The Split E.P

1986 - United Kingdom
Punk, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Fight Back Records


The Apostles - How Much Longer?

How Much Longer?

1986 - United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Vinyl LP16 Tracks
Acid Stings


The Apostles - The Lives And Times Of The Apostles

The Lives And Times Of The Apostles

1986 - United Kingdom
Punk, Blues Rock, Garage Rock
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Children Of The Revolution Records


The Apostles - Death To Wacky Pop

Death To Wacky Pop

1986 - United Kingdom
Punk, Acoustic
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Fight Back Records


The Apostles - Punk Obituary

Punk Obituary

1986 - United Kingdom
Punk, Folk Rock, Prog Rock
Vinyl LP18 Tracks
Mortarhate Records


The Apostles - The Acts Of The Apostles

The Acts Of The Apostles

1985 - United Kingdom
Punk, Blues Rock, Alternative Rock
Cassette Album17 Tracks
Lol Tapes


The Apostles - Smash The Spectacle!

Smash The Spectacle!

1985 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Mortarhate Records


The Apostles - The Giving Of Love Costs Nothing

The Giving Of Love Costs Nothing

1984 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Scum Records


The Apostles - The Curse Of The Creature

The Curse Of The Creature

1984 - United Kingdom
Punk, Folk Rock
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Scum Records


The Apostles - Live At The Recession Club 22.9.83

Live At The Recession Club 22.9.83

1983 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album6 Tracks
Protect And Survive


The Apostles - Swimmers In The Sea Of Life... - The 5th Demo

Swimmers In The Sea Of Life... - The 5th Demo

1983 - United Kingdom
Punk, Post Rock
Cassette Album13 Tracks
Not On Label (the Apostles Self-released)


The Apostles - Rising From The Ashes

Rising From The Ashes

1983 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Scum Records


The Apostles - Live At The LMC 22/1/83

Live At The LMC 22/1/83

1983 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album11 Tracks
Cause For Concern


The Apostles - Topics For Discussion - 4th Demo

Topics For Discussion - 4th Demo

1982 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album15 Tracks
Scum Tapes


The Apostles - Libertarian Propaganda - The 3rd Demo

Libertarian Propaganda - The 3rd Demo

1982 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album18 Tracks
Scum Tapes


The Apostles - Blow It Up Burn It Down Kick It Till It Breaks

Blow It Up Burn It Down Kick It Till It Breaks

1982 - United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Vinyl 7"5 Tracks
Not On Label (the Apostles Self-released)


The Apostles - The 2nd Dark Age Demo

The 2nd Dark Age Demo

1982 - United Kingdom
Punk, Post-Punk
Cassette Album14 Tracks
Not On Label (the Apostles Self-released)


The Apostles - The 1st. Demo!

The 1st. Demo!

1981 - United Kingdom
Punk
Cassette Album23 Tracks
Scum Tapes


The Apostles - Christ, Its The Apostles!

Christ, Its The Apostles!

- United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Cassette Album6 Tracks
Protect And Survive


The Apostles - How To Suck Seed

How To Suck Seed

- United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Cassette Album16 Tracks
Bald Cactus Tapes/distribution


The Apostles - Segments

Segments

- United Kingdom
Punk, Experimental
Cassette Album Compilation18 Tracks
Acid Stings




- Videos The Apostles -

56 Videos

The Lives And Times Of The Apostles LP [1986]
The Apostles
Mob Violence
The Apostles
MOB VIOLENCE by Liquid Chaos Vs The Apostles
The Apostles
Alien asian
The Apostles
Pigs for slaughter
The Apostles
The Apostles The First EP Part 2
The Apostles
The Apostles The First EP Part 1
The Apostles
62 Brougham Road (Part one and Two)
The Apostles
Thalidomine
The Apostles
The patient (audio only).
The Apostles
The Apostles -Daze of the weak
The Apostles
New Face in N16
The Apostles
The Apostles Breaking Barriers
The Apostles
Worker's Autonomy (Part One and two)
The Apostles
The Sword
The Apostles
The Apostles The Curse Of The Creature Part 1
The Apostles
The Curse
The Apostles
The Apostles The Curse Of The Creature Part 2
The Apostles
Motorway Madness
The Apostles
The Apostles Rising From The Ashes Part 1
The Apostles
The Apostles Rising From The Ashes Part 2
The Apostles
Rock Against Communism
The Apostles
Summer 83/Winter 85 (audio only)
The Apostles
Three Times Seven.
The Apostles
My favorate things .
The Apostles
The Soft Machine + The Window (audio only).
The Apostles
Worker's Autonomy (Part One and two)
The Apostles
The Apostles Equinox Screams Part 2
The Apostles
The Apostles Equinox Screams Part 3
The Apostles
The Apostles Equinox Screams Part 4
The Apostles
The Apostles Equinox Screams Part 5
The Apostles
L.B.W.
The Apostles
Alien Asian, Alien Nation
The Apostles
The Apostles Death To Wacky Pop Part 1
The Apostles
The Apostles Death To Wacky Pop Part 2
The Apostles
Statement & The Other Operation / Reminence Of A Destructive Age
The Apostles
A Love That's Died
The Apostles
A World We Never Made (Parts 1-4)
The Apostles
Fucking Queer (Live 1983)
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 7
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 8
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 10
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 9
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 11
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 1
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 2
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 3
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 4
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 5
The Apostles
The Apostles ~ Cartography Part 6
The Apostles
Demolition Company - Cartography - BBP - 1987
The Apostles
Swimmers In The Sea Of Life... - The 5th Demo 1983 Full Album
The Apostles
The Apostles 1st demo
The Apostles
Christ, Its The Apostles! (Full Cassette)
The Apostles
The 2nd Dark Age 1982 Full Album
The Apostles
The Sures of Time
The Apostles








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