International P.E.A.C.E. Compilation 2020 Re-release
Now Supporting Ukraine
The International Peace Compilation brought together 52 bands from all over the world in 1984.
Many of these bands went on to lead the movement. A few bands featured in the compilation include The Dead Kennedys, MDC, DRI, Butthole Surfers, DOA and many more.
Our 2020 Re-release has sent over $1000.00 USD to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief and we are now sending revenue to Doctor's Without Borders for humanitarian aide in Ukraine.
Commonly referred to as the P.E.A.C.E. compilation, [first released in 1984 by R Radical Records, the label run by MDC frontman Dave Dictor in association with San Francisco Bay Area punk fanzine Maximumrocknroll. The "P.E.A.C.E." in the album title is an acronym for "Peace, Energy, Action, Cooperation, Evolution.” This record documents the state of Reagan-era hardcore, just before the popularity of extreme music spread into popular culture. In celebration of 40 years of Hardcore, this release has bands from around the world in what was a mammoth task. “It was so exciting to connect punks around the world. There was no internet, we had to show up and find others. These are the pioneering hardcore political punk bands that forged the way for so many growing punk scenes around the world.
About the Release From Dave Dictor – MDC
“I have released the PEACE-War Compilation again with Grimace Records. Franco Mares, MDC - Millions Of Dead Cops MDC bassist and political punk father, Tim Yohannan, the founder of Maximum Rocknroll Radio and Zine (the Epicenter Record Store and Venue and the @924 Gilman Street Music Project.) I wanted to give newer generations another chance to catch the music and the collective experience of bands and people working together for a project to raise money for what we felt were dedicated groups.For the first PEACE-War Compilation, we sent off the money to Anti Nuclear Groups such as the Clamshell Alliance, the Great Peace March in 1986 that MDC participated in, to the Greenham Women’s Peace Group. Also included have been @Greenpeace, the @Sea Shepherd Global, Food Not Bombs (Global)(They're still going strong! We all will miss the 40th Anniversary of this 40-year proponent of free vegan sharing), for Seeds of Peace, an activist soup kitchen supporting protesters in Mercury Nevada, Big Mountain, Navajo groups fighting Uranium Mining and who are now fighting fracking on Navajo land, Tractors For Nicaragua (food aid), the African National Congress(fighting Apartheid at the time). @Global Wildlife Federation, the Orangutan Project, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)."