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Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing is the debut studio album by English hardcore punk band Discharge, released on May 21, 1982 by Clay Records. While some critics at the time dismissed this album as "unmusical", in retrospect, it is viewed both a classic of the era and the peak of Discharge's career.[2]

Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Studio album by
Released21 May 1982
GenreHardcore punk, d-beat
ProducerMike (Clay) Stone (record producer)
Discharge chronology
Never Again
Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Warning: Her Majesty's Government Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Punknews4.5/5 stars[2]

The album is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics, a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. AllMusic calls the band's sound a "high-speed noise overload" characterized by "ferocious noise blasts"[1]

The album is considered highly important in the evolution of extreme forms of metal and punk music, paving the way for genres such as thrash metal, black metal, crust punk and grindcore.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Discharge (Cal Morris, Bones, Rainy and Garry Maloney).

Side one
1."Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing"1:33
2."The Nightmare Continues"1:51
3."The Final Blood Bath"1:42
4."Protest and Survive"2:17
5."I Won't Subscribe"1:39
6."Drunk With Power"2:46
Side two
1."A Hell on Earth"1:54
2."Cries of Help"3:07
3."The Possibility of Life's Destruction"1:17
4."Q: And Children? A: And Children"1:49
5."The Blood Runs Red"1:36
6."Free Speech for the Dumb"2:18
7."The End"2:32


  • Cal Morris – vocals
  • Bones – guitar
  • Rainy – bass
  • Garry Moloney – drums
  • Mike "Clay" Stone - producer


  1. ^ a b Dean McFarlane (2002-07-09). "Discharge - Discharge | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  2. ^ a b "Hear Nothing review by Punknews". Punknews. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2019.