Culture Shock – an anarcho-punk / ska punk band – are reforming and play Preston next month.
Formed in Warminster, Wiltshire, England, in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of the Subhumans, the band played hundreds of gigs, including frequent appearances at free festivals, and released three studio albums on the Bluurg record label.
Lucas’ lyrics were mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation, but were far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective. Culture Shock split at the end of 1989, as Bill and Nige both had young families to support. After 20 years, Culture Shock are to reform and play the New Continental on October 15.