There is no doubt that THE BLOOD are sadly one of most over-looked British punk groups of all-time. “False Gestures for a Devious Public” was the Blood's debut album, originally released in late 1983 on the short-lived Noise label, and album quickly reached No. 5 in the Independent Chart. One listen and anyone will know why it’s often cited as one of the best records from the 80s among fans of UK Punk. THE BLOOD were much more than just another Punk band, they managed to blend raging straight-ahead ferocious punk with melodic Oi! while infusing it all with tinges of near speed metal riffage and gothic-vibed weirdness and a sense of humor to create this unequalled masterpiece.