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The Exploited

Wednesday, September 28; Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)

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The Exploited's lead singer, Wattie Buchan, calls it like he sees it: Margaret Thatcher is a "cunt" ("Maggie"), punk lore is wrong ("Sid Vicious Was Innocent"), or all religions are full of shit ("Fuck Religion"). For more than 25 years, the Scottish punk band's members have come and gone as quickly as IRA peace treaties in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Buchan has remained steadfast at the mic, spewing forth scathing rants about police and politicians in speed-laced, anarchist-punk style. Despite the band's age, this isn't a reunion tour. As 2002's Fuck the System showed, the Exploited are still wrought with enough fresh fury to rip governments everywhere a couple of new assholes -- and then some.

Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17; call 314-621-9333 for more information.

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