THE ENEMY – 50.000 Dead EP 1981

From Derby, England are the Enemy and they formed early 1980 in their local youth club, with several changes of personnel before they stabilized the following year as Mark Woodhouse (vocals), Steve “Mez” Mellors (guitar), Steve O’Donnell (bass), and Mark Herrington (drums) and this is their first single, released on their own Tin Tin label with three nice punkies with a touch of Oi! sound. They signed to Fall Out Records and the ‘Fallen Hero’ is surely their most famous piece which reached #44 in the UK Indie Charts in 1982. One year later the debut album ‘Gateway To Hell’ followed, some line-up changes and after their second slab in 1984, The Enemy was history. Eighteen years passed, the band came together for some gigs and a new album was supposed to follow but is not yet to date. They are featured on many compilations, some of them in the blog. Cool stuff!

– Special Thx to Fredrik –

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