Born of working class roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Exploited emerged from the punk underground in 1981 with the release of their debut LP, Punk's Not Dead. A direct reaction to Crass' "Punk Is Dead," The Exploited brought to the early-80s all the fire, speed and attitude of 1977's first wave, with an street/Oi! swagger that was fresh. Peaking at No. 20 on the UK charts, Punk's Not Dead was the best selling independent record of 1981. Another essential piece of the UK Oi! scene of the early-80s reissued by Radiation.