Zounds were an English anarcho-punk band from Oxford that was active between 1977 and 1983. The band self-released a demo cassette in 1979, followed by a three-song standalone single on Crass Records in 1980. Three singles appeared on Rough Trade circa 1981/82, culminating with the album The Curse of Zounds! Also in 1982, a four-song EP appeared on Belgian small-press Not So Brave, which issued a string of solo recordings by frontman Steve Lake during the mid-1980s.

Members: Steve Lake (vocals, bass, guitar), Steve Burch (guitar, vocals), Lawrence Wood (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Lacey (drums), Nick Godwin (guitar), Judge (drums), Joseph Porter (drums), Tim Hutton (bass), Protag (bass), Stick [Anthony Dickens] (drums)

  • Demo (cassette, 1979)
  • “Can’t Cheat Karma” / “War” / “Subvert” (1980)
  • “Demystification” / “Great White Hunter” (1981)
  • “Dancing” / “True Love” (1982)
  • “More Trouble Coming Every Day” / “Knife” (1982)
  • The Curse of Zounds! (1982)
  • La vache qui rit (EP, 1982)

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