Born of working class roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Exploited emerged from the punk underground in 1981 with the release of their debut LP, Punk's Not Dead. A direct reaction to Crass' "Punk Is Dead," The Exploited brought to the early-80s all the fire, speed and attitude of 1977's first wave, with an street/Oi! swagger that was fresh. A chaotic album with jagged musicianship and songwriting, Punk's Not Dead is the formidable launch of the second generation of punk. Peaking at No. 20 on the UK charts, it was the best selling independent record of 1981 to boot!