Self Abuse was formed in Bournemouth, Dorset in January 1982. The first gig was played in at the Sloop pub, Poole, in October and the first cassette ‚State of Mind‘ was recorded and released on their own ‚Abused Tapes‘ label later that year. 1983 saw them record and realese the ‚Teenage‘ cassette [again on their own label] and play across the south of England with band such as Subhumans, Cult Maniax, Screaming Dead, Amebix, A-Heads, Organised Chaos, Shrapnel or The Samples. The band split that year after a final Xmas gig at the Pembroke Arms in Bournemouth. 20 years later in 2004, the original line up reformed to play a sold-out gig at Mr Smiths in Bournemouth and released the No Change 7″ EP on Abused Records. This is a compilation of songs of every phase of the band’s history. Limited to 250 copies.
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