The Ex are an underground band from the Netherlands that formed in 1979 at the height of the original punk explosion. Initially known as an anarcho-punk band they have since released over 20 full-length albums of musical experiments and numerous collaborations blending punk and free jazz with styles of folk music from all over the world.
Line ups: Summer 1981 - December 82: Jo Ball - Vocals Tim Ramsden - Guitar Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass (pre-The Underdogs, pre-The Tricycle Thieves) Ricky Fox - Drums December 1982 - 1983: Jewlie - Vocals Tim Ramsden - Guitar Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass Ricky Fox - Drums 1983: Penny - Vocals Tim Ramsden - Guitar Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass Ricky Fox - Drums September 1983 - 1984: Tim Ramsden - Guitar Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass, vocals Ricky Fox - Drums 2003: Becky Lawrence - Guitar, vocals (The Tricycle Thieves) Dougie - Guitar (The Poison Hearts) Craig 'Macca' McEvoy - Bass Ricky Fox - Drums
The Exploited are a Scottish hardcore punk band from Edinburgh Scotland formed in 1979 by Stevie Ross and Terry Buchan and later joined by his brother Wattie Buchan. They signed to Secret Records in March 1981 and their debut EP Army Life and debut album Punks Not Dead were both released that year. The band maintained a large cult following in the 1980s among a hardcore working class punk and skinhead audience.
Although The Exploited continue to perform live they have not released any studio material since their last album Fuck the System in 2002. Their songs have been covered by Slayer and Ice-T and despite many lineup changes Wattie has remained as the Exploited's singer and leader. Current line-up: Wattie - Vocals Willie - Drums (1982-1989, 1991-) Irish Rob - bass(2003-) Matt Justice - guitar (2008-2011,2012-) Former members: Guitars: Hayboy (Steve) (1979-1980) "Big" John Duncan (1980-1983) Karl "Egghead" Morris (1983-1985) Mad Mick (1985) Nigel "Nig" Swanson (1985-1990) Gordon "Gogs" Balfour (1989-1991) Fraser "Fraz" Rosetti (1991-1995) Arthur "Arf" Dalrymple (1996-1998) Robbie (2001-2007) Gav Little (2007–2008) Matt Justice(2008-2011) Tommy Concrete (2011 - 2012) Bass: Mark Patrizio (1979-1980) Gary MacCormack (1980-1983) Billy Dunn (1983-1984, 1996-1997) Wayne Tyas (1984-1985, 1986) John "Deptford" Armitage (1985-1986) James "Tony" Antony Thomson Lochiel) (1986-1987) Mark "Smeeks" Smellie) (1988-1993) Jim Gray (1993-1996) Mikie (1996-2002) Davey (Dave Peggie) (2002–2003) Drums: Jim "Jimbo" Park (1979) Glen "Dru Stix" Campbell (1979-1982) Danny Heatley (1982) Steve Roberts (1982) Tony Martin (1989-1991) Reiner (1997) Ian "Pud" Purdie (1991-1992) Vocals: Terry Buchan (1979)