VERMINE FASCISTE – A CHRONOLOGY OF PUNK ROCK AGAINST THE FAR RIGHT

Following on from the nuclear war chronology, it struck me that another common theme (in light of current events) in punk rock are songs about opposing, decrying or simply mocking fascism, in all its forms.

Songs about opposing these idiots date right back and have continued right through four decades of punk rock, and you’ll still hear some of these slogans used on ‘counter-protests’ to this day.

So here’s fifty anthems to get your chant on, or on your banner. Bands like MDC and 7Seconds had multiple songs on the subject, so I’ve just picked one by each, and if I’ve missed anything, let me know.

EBENEZER AND THE BLUDGEONS – WEEKEND NAZI (BALTIMORE, MD, USA, 1978)

SPECIALS – DOESN’T MAKE IT ALRIGHT (COVENTRY, ENGLAND, UK, 1979)

MINUTEMEN – FASCIST (SAN PEDRO, CA, USA, 1980)

APPLIANCES – NEO-FASCIST (MADISON, WI, USA, 1980)

NEO PUNKZ – FASCIST FUCKERZ (HAARLEM, NL, 1980)

CRACKED ACTOR – NAZI SCHOOL (LONG ISLAND, NY, USA, 1981)

DEAD KENNEDYS – NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF (SF, CA, USA, 1981)

REALLY RED – TEACHING YOU THE FEAR (HOUSTON, TX, USA, 1981)

WHITE CROSS – FASCIST (RICHMOND, VA, USA, 1982)

CLITBOYS – I HATE THE KKK (MILWAUKEE, WI, USA, 1982)

MEDIA DISEASE – CONCENTRATION CAMP (WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 1982)

STATE – NEW RIGHT (ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, 1983)

THE FREEZE – NAZI FUN (CAPE COD, MA, USA, 1983)

THE DICKS – ANTI-KLAN (PART 1) (AUSTIN, TX, USA, 1983)

SLIME – NAZIS RAUS! (HAMBURG, GERMANY, 1983)

HOUSE OF COMMONS – WAY DOWN SOUTH (VICTORIA, BC, CANADA, 1983)

RAZZIA – NEO-NAZI (HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY, 1983)

OPPRESSED – WORK TOGETHER (CARDIFF, WALES, UK, 1983)

REAGAN YOUTH – NEW ARYANS (NEW YORK, NY, USA, 1984)

7SECONDS – COLORBLIND (RENO, NV, USA, 1984)

D.O.A. – RACE RIOT (VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, 1984)

CRUDE SS – NAZI GO HOME (NORBERG/FAGERSTA, SWEDEN, 1985)

UPRIGHT CITIZENS – SWASTIKA RATSS (BOTTROP, WEST GERMANY, 1985)

EXTREM – NAZI RAUS (VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 1985)

URGENT FURY – AMERICAN NAZIS (NEW YORK, NY, USA, 1985)

DESECRATION – NEO NAZI PARTY OF DEATH (AZ, USA, 1986)

SCRAPS – LE PEN FUCK YOU (LILLE, FRANCE, 1986)

ANTIDOTE – WE SUPPORT ALL FORMS OF RESISTANCE AGAINST THIS RACIST SYSTEM (UK/NL, 1987)

EMILS – NEO NAZIS (HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY, 1988)

NAUSEA – SMASH RACISM (NEW YORK, NY, USA, 1988)

COWBOY KILLERS – BLINDED BY COLOUR (SOUTH WALES, U.K., 1989)

DOOM – NAZI DIE (BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK, 1989)

POISON IDEA – DISCONTENT (PORTLAND, OR, USA, 1990)

STRAW DOGS – 30 SECONDS OVER BERLIN (BOSTON, MA, USA, 1990)

BETON COMBO – NAZIS RAUS! (BERLIN, GERMANY, 1991)

SIN DIOS – ALERTA ANTI FASCISTA (MADRID, SPAIN, 1993)

DROP DEAD – NAZI ATROCITIES (PROVIDENCE, RI, USA, 1993)

QUEERS – YOU’RE TRIPPING (PORTSMOUTH, NH, USA, 1993)

AUS ROTTEN – FUCK NAZI SYMPATHY (PITTSBURGH, PA, USA, 1994)

MDC – NAZIS SHOULDNT DRIVE (SF, CA, USA, 1994)

OI POLLOI – BASH THE FASH (EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK, 1994)

DEAD STEELMILL – NO MORE NEO NAZIS (CHICAGO, IL, USA, 1995)

PROPAGANDHI – THE ONLY GOOD FASCIST (WINNIPEG, MN, CANADA, 1996)

STAGE BOTTLES – SOMETIMES ANTI-SOCIAL, ALWAYS ANTI-FASCIST (FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 1999)

INFEST – NAZI KILLER (VALENCIA, CA, USA, 2002)

ANGELIC UPSTARTS – ANTI NAZI (SOUTH SHIELDS, ENGLAND, UK, 2002)

FUCKED UP – NO PASARAN (TORONTO, ON, CANADA, 2002)

STRAIGHT OPPOSITION – ANTIFASCIST HARDCORE (PESCARA, ITALY, 2008)

POWER IS POISON – ANTI-FASCIST (SCOTLAND/NETHERLANDS, 2009)

ZSK – ANTIFASCISTA (BERLIN, GERMANY, 2013)

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