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The Attack Punk record label was born in Bologna in 1981 with its first release, the Schiavi nella cittā piu libera del mondo compilation 7". The record was self-financed by the four groups that participated: Anna Falkss, Bacteria, Stalag 17, and RAF Punk. The cost at the time was almost 500.000 lire (roughly $300). The compilation was an example of punk self-production and self-sufficiency. The label's first release was done in the cheapest way possible, printing the covers on an offset belonging to an anarchist group. The most important thing was that self-production was possible--an escape from the market logic of capitalism. Our concept for self-management wasn't limited to the group that produced the record... we were a self-run label because we functioned completely inside of the scene.
Though the idea of the label (now called "Helena Velena") was created by myself and Jumpy, it involved all the punks were in "il Cassero" (an anarchy center). Soon RAF Punk's guitarist (later on a member of the band CCCP) also joined. His contribution was important because he was an excellent graphic designer who created lots of record covers, and he was also a wizard with an offset press.
We were fascinated to Crass Records label. Though we didn't share the rigor, we totally agreed with the utopia that came out of their messages. We felt ourselves a step away from anarchy. All the principles that we had always pursued finally seemed to come true. We wanted to internationalize ourselves and we made the second record, the Papi, Queens, Reichkanzlers & Presidennti compilation, with four Italian bands, one German band, and one English band.
The releases that followed were l'Affaire Marat Sade split 7" (the title of which was inspired by the theatrical work of the same name) with Cracked Hirn and Rivolta dell'Odio, the Nč buoni nč cattivi split 7" with Irah and Stalag 17 from Bologna, the Africani EP by Underage, the Ortodosia 12" by C.C.C.P., and the final release, the Corpus Delicti 7" by U.B.R. from Yugoslavia.
First Attack - Schiavi nella cittā pių libera del mondo Compilation 7" EP (1982)
Second Attack - Papi, Queens, Reichkanzlers & Presidennti Compilation 7" EP (1982)
Third Attack - CRACKED HIRN/RIVOLTA DELL'ODIO split 7" EP (1982)
Fourth Attack - STALAG 17/IRHA Split 7" EP (1983)
Fifth Attack - UNDERAGE: Africani EP (1983)
Sixth Attack - C.C.C.P.: Ortodosia 7" EP (1984)
Seventh Attack - U.B.R.: Corpus Delicti 7" EP (1984)
Eighth Attack - C.C.C.P.: Ortodosia II 12" (1988)