BROKEN BONES – TREAD ON ME – HARDCORE WORLDWIDE
Artist city, country: Stoke-on-Trent, England
Artist Biography: The sound of Broken Bones is the sound of punk at its most primal, the crashing roar of wild, wild youth taken to limits even the Sex Pistols never dreamed of. When the band formed in 1983, punk may not have been dead, but it was certainly dying. Then Broken Bones came along and the reverberations are still being felt today, in the battle cries of Bad Religion and the swagger of Rancid, in the white heat of Slayer and the debauchery of Ministry. Some people have called Broken Bones one of the biggest Hardcore bands of all time and one of the most vital, various U.S. mega-bands such as Metallica have even acknowledged them as one of their influences.
Broken Bones are from England and were formed by brothers Tezz Roberts (Terry Bones) and Tony “Bones” Roberts in 1983 after they left Discharge. Sounds magazine did an article titled “Broken Bones”, about the brothers leaving Discharge. The brothers had found their new band name. The original line-up was Tezz on bass, Bones on guitar, Nobby as the vocalist and drummer Bazz. Their first single release was the January 1984 “Decapitated” which hit # 10 in the indie charts. The follow-up single “Crucifix” was released in May 1984 hitting #12. Tezz left the band to join U.K.Subs and friend and roadie Paul “Hoddy” took over on bass. This new line-up recorded the band’s first album “Dem Bones”, and toured Europe & the USA.
Hoddy then left to join Conflict, and Tezz resumed bass playing duties, and the F.O.A.D. album was released with Karl “Egghead” from The Exploited joining in on rhythm guitar.
The band then had several line-up changes with Nobby leaving to live in America and Tezz once more departing . Hoddy returned to play bass and sing. The band released the “Seeing Thru My Eyes” ep with this 3-piece line-up. Eventually the band ground to a halt.
Later the band reformed once more with the original line up to record ‘trader in death’, a record the band cites as their best recording.
Bones reformed the band with a new line up of Cliff on drums, Quiv on vocals and Darren “Thrasher” Harris (of Exit Condition) on bass. This is where the band took a more metal turn with their music, releasing “Losing Control”. Two more albums were to follow with the 12 inch release “Religion is Responsible” and another album “Stitched Up”. After these albums release, the band’s touring and recording fell into remission.
2014 would see Broken Bones once more returning to a 4 piece, with previous Broken Bones member Dave Bridgewood (also of Discharge) returning to the line up.
DIRECTOR: Darren Green
PRODUCER: Tremolo Recording Studio
ABOUT THE VIDEO
Tread On Me is taken from the Dead & Gone EP 2014
Featuring: Bones-Guitar, Tezz – Bass, Dave – Drums, JJ (Jeff Janiak) – Vocals
L-Y-R-I-C-S: TREAD ON ME
Manipulation tread on me antagonize my brain,
stripped of my identity till all’s I gots my name,
rape me of my dignity than hang my head in shame,
look upon me with disgust than say that I’m to blame.
You told me it’ll be alright in the end,
but it seems to me that all’s I really do is just pretend.
Lie to me than cry to me than say you meant no harm,
I heard it all a thousand times how long must this go on?
Tell me u can’t help it cause it’s just the way you are,
now I’m done the tables turned you threatened to self harm
#hcww #nyhc #punk