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Genre:Street Punk,Hardcore Punk,Punk Rock,UK82

Dogsflesh are an English street punk band, formed in May 1982 by guitarist Rob Moore. Dogsflesh were early pioneers of English hardcore punk, often nicknamed "UK82", and were heavily influenced by The Exploited, GBH, Discharge, and Broken Bones.
Their initial line-up consisted of Rob on guitar, Perky on Drums, Jim on bass, and Marty on vocals. This line-up played only a handful of gigs together around the Teesside area, the most namely of which was a support slot to GBH at Middlesbrough’s Rock Garden. The band also recorded a three track demo in November 1982, with tracks called Never Give In, Mad Dog & Destroy. Perky was replaced on the drums by John Lavender in January 1983 and the band played the Swan Hotel Ballroom supporting the UK Subs in March of that year. The line-up changed again when Rob moved to Stockton and replaced Jim and Marty with Tim Whitfield on Bass and John McQuade on vocals.

In June 1984, Dogsflesh contributed two tracks, Soldier Boy and Fight the System, on the Teesbeat label for a compilation album called the ‘New Bowery’. In September 1984, Dogsflesh recruited Nigel Johnson (Nigsy), formerly of Teesside-based punk band The Filth, as lead guitarist. During this time, Dogsflesh continued to write new material and playing gigs locally and to new audiences supporting bands like The Angelic Upstarts in Newcastle, The Anti Nowhere League at the Taboo Club in Scarborough, GBH & Discharge at the Trent Bridge Rowing Club in Nottingham, English Dogs at Adam and Eve’s in Leeds and The Exploited at the City Hall in Carlisle.
Dogsflesh recorded a four track demo at Offbeat Studios in Leeds in February 1985 with tracks called Fast Living Boy, Out My Head, Bloody Road to Death, and their anthem, Mad Punks And Psycho Skins. A gig in support of The Exploited at The Beer Keller in Leeds led to Wattie Buchan inviting the band to play on the remaining fourteen gigs of the Exploited's tour. Additional support tours followed during the summer of 1985 where Dogsflesh did a twelve date tour with Broken Bones and a ten date tour with GBH. Soon after, Nigsy and John Lavender quit the band.


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