The Apostles (3) ‎– Punk Obituary

Mortarhate Records ‎– MORT 23
Vinyl, LP, Album


Comes in a gatefold sleeve with lyric + info sheets

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BEAT - 46 The Apostles (3) Punk Obituary(LP, Album, RE, 180) Beat Generation BEAT - 46 Spain 2014 Sell This Version
MORT 23 The Apostles (3) Punk Obituary(LP, Album, TP) Mortarhate Records MORT 23 UK 1986 Sell This Version


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November 2, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

The best LP release by The Apostles in my opinion, took me a few listens to realise it though, but stuck with it, for some reason and I'm glad I did. I find it fascinating how Andy Martian and Dave Fanning manage to capture a sound so reminiscent of their lives during the 1980's London, anarcho-punk scene without having much instrument knowledge at the time. This album features truly superior versions of the some of the best songs from earlier demo's and ep's, a wonderful flowing collection of heavy anarcho-punk fused flawlessly with blues, prog rock, English folk and gospel. The highly personal, emotional politics within the lyrics of most songs combined with a broader historical outlook, reaffirmed the distance between The Apostles and any other political punk band. On top of all that, these are some of the best quality recordings of their whole discography, this may of had something to do with being released on Conflict's Mortarhate Records (but don't quote me on it.) If your just getting into The Apostles I suggest you start with this album then perhaps move on to some earlier ep's and come back again to this album (Obviously if you still like Andy's singing which can be a little much at times to say the least but he is doing his best.) Never the less this is a timeless masterpiece which is criminally overlook within the punk scene. Fav. Tracks Thalidomide, Breaking Barriers, On Patrol, The Thrive Alive Jive, Daze Of The Weak, New Face In N16, the entirety of The Hunt, pretty much all of them as it seams. Please let me know what you think, I'm interested to see how many disagree.