This is another song that was decided would not be included on the band's discography CD. It was released on the Thrasher Skate Rock Vol. 1 cassette in 1983 and not on anything else. It was a reaction to the factions within the Northern California punk scene that worshiped all the English bands and styles of the time. A.U.K. stood for Anti-U.K. and I think by 1994, when we did the CD, it just was not relevant anymore. I can't remember all the lyrics, but here are most of them:
AUK! AUK! AUK!
A little island way far away
That's loved and admired in the USA
England's scene it's cool for them
But here it just creates a bunch of problems
People here wear circle As
Right beside it the flag of the UK
Circle A--no government that's quite clear
So what's the Union Jack still doing here?
A-U.K. means anti-UK
United Kingdom go away
Remember you live in the USA
England's stale anyway
I don't care what Wattie says
Fuck the UK is what I say
This song was definitely not one of Gavin's favorites -- he really did not want it on the Collection CD I put out. I sorta understand, lyrically it's not his strongest, but the bass is rad and the guitar parts work cool. Anyway, it's only available on a limited basis, so I thought I'd share...