The Exploited are a legendary Scottish punk rock band from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1979. They were known for their DIY ethic and anarchist tendencies, crafting lyrics about chaos, anger and protest, and sometimes simply about having a good time. The band originated as a street punk/Oi! band but then in 1987 they began incorporating elements of crossover thrash. The band was also known for their appearance, primarily before the mid 1990s, which featured dyed spiked mohawks, black leather jackets, black or blue denim, black boots and studs. The band has had frequent line-up changes but have remained together for 3 decades.