Vinyl LP pressing. Street punk pioneers Charged G.B.H. formed in Birmingham in l978, the name referencing original bassist Sean McCarthy's trial for grievous bodily harm. The in-your-face hardcore of EP Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne, paved the way for super-charged debut LP, City Baby Attacked By Rats, which hit the #2 position on the British indie charts on release in l982, as well as the mainstream top 2O, despite being released by tiny independent, Clay Records. With a touch of Motorhead and Sabbath beneath their straight-up hardcore, City Baby is where the legend begins, capturing G.B.H. at their bloodiest.