Music and British Identity: The Exploited

Primary members: Wattie Buchan (and several others--members rotated frequently)
Band Biography
Albums of focus: Let's Start a War (1983)
Songs for study:

"Let's Start a War, Said Maggie One Day" (1983)

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
With the unemployed masses we'll just do away
They won't mind, like sheep they'll go
They won't suss us, they'll never know

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Fight for your country, die for their gain

Death and destruction all around
Shops and houses are razed to the ground
Burnt out houses and empty shells
Here on earth it's just a mortal hell

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Fight for your country, die for their gain

 

How they died no one will ever know
They said they would save us,
as deterrents they would be used
Except they brought destruction to an earth that grows no food
Now we are gone forever,
no tombs can hold your names

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Fight for your country, die for their gain

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
With the unemployed masses we'll just do away
They won't mind, like sheep they'll go
They won't suss us, they'll never know

Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Let's start a war, said Maggie one day
Fight for your country, die for their gain

 

GRAFFITI STUDY WALL: MUSIC & VIDEOS
SEX PISTOLS
KRAFTWERK
THE CLASH
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
JOY DIVISION
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
AU PAIRS
COCTEAU TWINS
ARTERY
HUMAN LEAGUE
HEAVEN 17
THE SPECIALS
CABARET VOLTAIRE
TEARS FOR FEARS
DEPECHE MODE
THE SOUND
THE GLOVE
THE CURE
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
GANG OF FOUR
NEW ORDER
U2
THE POLICE
CRASS
NEW MODEL ARMY
ELVIS COSTELLO
SPLIT ENZ
THE THE
XTC
THE EXPLOITED
DISCHARGE
THE SMITHS
THE HOUSEMARTINS
RADIOHEAD
PORTISHEAD
PET SHOP BOYS
M Y BLOODY VALENTINE
SLOWDIVE
CRASH MUSIC
MUSIC OF THE TROUBLES

VIDEOS:

SEX PISTOLS
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES (LIVE)
THE CURE (LIVE)
COCTEAU TWINS (LIVE)
NEW ORDER (LIVE)
PORTISHEAD (LIVE)
JOY DIVISION MINI-DOCUMENTARY
NUCLEAR WAR PREPAREDNESS: PROTECT & SURVIVE MANUAL