The Fascist Groove Thing – cassette

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This companion to the book The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher’s Britain in 21 Mixtapes is chock full of anarcho-punk and folk that can be enjoyed equally as a soundtrack to the book or by itself.


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This soundtrack compilation to Hugh Hodges’ brilliant book The Fascist Groove Thing: A History of Thatcher’s Britain in 21 Mixtapes features 20 tracks of classic punk, anarcho-punk and folk from Margaret Thatcher’s reign and eventual demise (some quite rare). While intended as a companion to the book this mixtape works equally well on its own. It will help prove that while Thatcher’s policies may have been utter crap, the music of this era that came out in response to her was anything but.

Limited to 250 copies on Electric Blue shells



A1.    Crisis – UK ’79 (Live 2019)
A2.    Diagram Brothers – My Dinner (1981)
A3.    Metro Youth – Brutalised (1982)
A4.    Sunhumans – Rats (1983)
A5.    The Astronauts – Typically English Day (1983)
A6.    A-Heads – Isolated (1983)
A7.    Icons of Filth – Your Military (1983)
A8.    Anti-System – Government Lies (1983)
A9.    Passion Killers – Judging by Headlines (1984)
A10.  Political Asylum – System of War (1985)
A11.  Chumbawamba – Fitzwilliam (1985)
B1.    Terminus – Propaganda War (1986)
B2.    The Three Johns – Sold Down the River (1986)
B3.    Hippy Slags – Sunlight on the Truncheons (1987)
B4.    Oi Polloi – Nuclear Waste (1987)
B5.    Culture Shock – Northern Ireland (1989)
B6.    Wat Tyler – No ID (1989)
B7.    Citizen Fish – Home Economics (1990)
B8.    Robb Johnson and Pip Collings – Vic Williams (1992)
B9.    Attila The Stockbroker’s Barnstormer – Maggots 1, Maggie 0 (2012)
Published: 2023
Publisher: PM Press
Catalog No: PMA 026-4
Artist: Various Artists
Format: Audio Cassette
Size: 2.75 x 4.25
Length: 63 minutes, 50 seconds
Release Date: July 2023
Weight 106 g