ABOUT acid attack
UK PUNK BAND 1980 - 1984 ...... BACK PLAYING LIVE from 2016 with a line-up of mostly original members!
Vocals - Jacko, Guitar - Andi, Bass - mick, Drums - Dave.
Hailing from Portsmouth, Acid Attack were originally in existence for four years in which time we released the 13 track cassette album “Sulphuric” and contributed the track “Suburbia's Dream” to the Sane Records 1984 compilation LP “On the Street”.
In terms of era, we fit into what is now known as the UK82 punk scene but we think our sound is not so easy to categorise. We were neither Oi or hardcore punk. We were aiming beyond such restricting labels. We mainly gigged locally, aside from one headline slot in South Wales, but our name spread far and wide thanks to word of mouth, sales of Sulphuric (aided greatly by the practice of smearing postage stamps with soap in order to reuse them) and interviews in many of the punk fanzines of the time. Sulphuric also received a short but favourable review in the music paper Sounds, who noted that “Acid Attack are a spirited punk band with sufficient ideas and energy to lift them above the morass of thrash-and-screech merchants”.
Acid Attack formed in late 1980, went through numerous line up changes and had split up by the end of 1984. That was it ….. Or so we thought. From around 2008 we received enquiries from a few independent punk labels in the US, Italy and Spain about the possibility of releasing our demos. After speaking to a few labels without reaching the agreement stage we finally took the plunge with Only Fit For The Bin Records.
This led to an offer of a gig from Dizzy Holmes, the record label boss, at one of his showcase gigs in London . We managed to assemble a line-up of all original members which we think is fairly uncommon these days. The gig went really well, we got a fantastic response, so we decided that we would continue.
In December 2018 Al, our original bass player, left and we recruited Mick in March 2019.