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  • Awesome Music: They are the pioneers of Anarcho-punk after all.
    • Special mention has to go to "Bloody Revolutions", which mercilessly attacks naïve Marxists that think a little violent revolution is all it will take to liberate the people, by pointing out that it's already been tried and resulted almost always in military dictatorships.
  • Anvilicious: Penis Envy.
    • "The Sound of Free Speech" on the original release of The Feeding of the 5000 is just two minutes of silence to protest against print companies that didn't want to press "Asylum" due to it being blasphemous.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Often this for punk rock, especially compared to a band that had already gotten a big record deal and another that simply wanted to piss off the media and sell records.
  • Face of the Band: Steve Ignorant and Penny Rimbaud. Eve Libertine and Joy de Vivre may be considered additional faces on their later releases due to their prominent vocals (especially on Penis Envy, where one or the other sings literally every song).
  • Signature Song: "Do They Owe Us a Living?"
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Their shtick. They did not want to protest against the government in violent ways, rejecting the supposedly anarchic ideology of Sex Pistols, who at the time were just pissing people off as a marketing tactic for Malcolm McLaren.
  • Values Dissonance: Certain lines on their albumes were okay in the late seventies and early eighties that are definitely not okay today, such as the use of the word "spastic" on "So What".
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  • What an Idiot!: In all honestly, what did they think was going to happen with the "Thatchergate" tape as a "protest", especially with the Trauma Conga Line they were enduring? It's a surprise they even stayed together until 1984.

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