Now into their sixth decade, The Exploited rolls through the Capital Region on May 31

By Eddie Jorgensen

Led by the ever-so-nasty vocalist Wattie Buchan, this Scottish punk rock four-piece has been firing on all cylinders while trotting across the globe this year. Although The Exploited’s ‘Disorder USA 2023’ tour is a short one – only 11 dates on this side of the Atlantic – one of the stops is in Roseville on May 31.

Music fans who are easily offended, or have a great aversion to heaps of spit coming from both the crowd and stage, may want to dress inappropriately – or hide in the back of the room.

The last time this writer saw the band live was at the now-defunct San Francisco club, The Stone: It was the late 1980s and the show was an absolute zoo from beginning to end. And that had partly to do with lead antagonist Wattie Buchan being on an absolute tear. Political in nature and ferociously outrageous, Buchan and his cohorts-in-crime have an extensive catalog to draw from in their chaotic shows. And while The Exploited’s last proper record was 2003’s aptly titled “Fuck the System,” it’s the probably the 80’s releases that fans will inevitably be clamoring for.

Doors to their show at Goldfield’s Trading post in Roseville open at 7 p.m. before the show kicks off with Southern California openers Total Chaos at 7:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at for $29.50. Goldfield Trading Post is located at 238 Vernon Street in Roseville. All ages are welcome. “Don’t like the music? Don’t like the words? You can all piss off you’re a bunch of turds!”

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1 Comment on "Now into their sixth decade, The Exploited rolls through the Capital Region on May 31"

  1. Yeh, we’re British party people, techno we make, but we love The Exploited, and always have done. They’re the genuine thing, no nonesense with ’em, when everyone else is tame as battery hens, Wattie and co keep on raging against the planet’s lunatics, nearly all of whom wear smart suits. Nice article on the Exploited, they’re a fucking treasure, this band is to punk what the Stones are to rock n roll. Go on Wattie, punch the bastards!

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