|Charged GBH are an English street punk band, formed by vocalist Collin Abrahall & guitarist Colin 'Jock' Blyth. GBH were early pioneers of English hardcore punk, often nicknamed "UK82", along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited, and The Varukers.
Originally known simply as GBH (grievous bodily harm), their name was changed to Charged GBH in order to differentiate themselves from another band of the same name. Founding members were Colin 'Col' Abrahall (vocals), & Colin 'Jock' Blyth (guitar).
Charged GBH embarked on several English and mainland US tours during the early 1980s, including several gigs at the 100 Club. 1982 saw GBH's first LP, City Baby Attacked By Rats. Lyrically, the album dealt with criticism of British and European culture, violence, morbidity (especially in reference to the song "Passenger On The Menu", which describes in graphic detail the experiences of the passengers on the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571), atheism, nihilism and general absurdity. Musically, the album was loud and fast, with few songs exceeding three minutes. In 1983 the band changed their name to GBH.