play heavy dub reggae, good time ska, p....ssed off punk rock, and endeavour to keep their heads around the contradictory and confusing areas of radical politics. The Band has supported numerous underground struggles and pressure groups along the way.
ESTABLISHED in 1995, The Propaganda And Information Network (as P.A.I.N
is officially named) was first put together from the ashes of two seminal free festival bands: A.O.S.3 and Radical Dance Faction. Brought together to carry on the same Anarcho-style rantings, but with a much harder, Punk Rock attitude to it (less toking and more drinking!) within the first 7 days of forming P.A.I.N
managed to book up a 3 week tour, literally writing the set in soundchecks. The band went from strength to strength releasing their first live demo (Prison’s no Place for Punishment – a real collector’s item these days,) within their first month of existence. Well that was 11 years ago. Since then P.A.I.N
. have released 2 studio albums, 2 cd singles and a couple of live albums, and are currently working on a new studio album and a P.A.I.N
. in Dub album. There are a few gigs springing up around the country and more tours coming up in a couple of weeks so things are going great guns at the moment. “Sharpen your cutlasses boys, theres a mighty stormy sea ahead!!”
Members of P.A.I.N
can also be found in SUICIDE BID, A.O.S.3, RUBELLA BALLET, LESS, ERIS and LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD.
: “Oh My God…We’re Doing it.” CD Brand NEW
This is the re-issue on Iron Man Records of P.A.I.N’s classic first album. Originally released on Inner State back in 1995 the album sold out and after the collapse of Inner State had been lost until now. The Original artwork has been reconstructed to be as close to the original as possible and the track listing includes all the classics from the P.A.I.N
set: Beltane, Everything must Go, Pork Dub, British Justice, No leaders for the Free, Money, Oh No! It’s the Pigs, Lighters and Punx with Guns.
The album includes the work of Phil, Dan and Ozzy who were all in R.D.F
. Phil is also playing guitar with RUBELLA BALLET and John sang with A.O.S.3. (and also LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD and later a band called LESS)
This record was seen by P.A.I.N
as the third in a trilogy, RDF: Raggamuffin Statement, A.O.S.3: Diversionary Tactics and this CD P.A.I.N: Oh My God! We’re Doing it.
That’s the politics, however, it would be to sell the band short to say the story stops there…They are, like most punk bands, part Pistols, part Spinal Tap (actually, was there much difference?) and the best things about P.A.I.N
are the stories of what has happened to them over the years, genuinely unbelievable situations…Contrary to the many rumours circulating, the band have not split up, they never did. The band are alive and well and gigging all over the place, writing songs for the next album. The times they are a -changing!