Label: Rough Trade
Format: CD, 2 x LP
Time: 60 min.
Lyrical themes: anarchism, pacifism
Style: Post Punk
Zounds are a brittish anarchist dark-post-punk band formed in 1977 from loose jamming sessions around the Reading area. Originally, they were part of the cassette culture movement, releasing material on the Fuck Off Records label, and were also involved in the squatting and free festival scene. The name of the band is derived from the old English minced oath coined by William Shakespeare: "zounds", which is a contraction of "God's wounds", referring to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, formerly used as a mildly blasphemous oath. Their debut "Can't Cheat Karma" (EP, 1980, Crass Records) is perhaps their most known recording but it´s important also to mentions their next works.Discogs , Lastfm , Download , Wikipedia , Facebook , Web , Myspace , Steve Lake