Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cockney Rejects - Greatest Hits Vol. 2

And we end the month much like we began, with another war on the terraces. Much like Volume 1, their second Greatest Hits collection compiles their second full length LP. Released in 1980, it still carries all the weight damn near 40 years later.

I'm Running Down The Backstreet...

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Ejected - The Spirit Of Rebellion

This early 80's Riot City band made sure not to takes themselves too seriously. This is their second full length, from 1984. A bit of a see saw ride, but well worth it in the end.

Young Punks, Young Punks Go For It

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Partisans - The Time Was Right

Here's the pretty cool second full length from this UK outfit. Originally released in 1984.

It's Strange To Be Nostalgic When You're Only 21

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Venom - 'Arringtons, Crombies, Anarchy, Bondage

Not to be confused, of course, with THIS, or for that matter, THIS. The Venom were an early 80's UK punk band from Swansea. And they were a rowdy bunch indeed.

These Boots Were Made For Stompin'

Sunday, September 23, 2018

V/A - Oi! A Tribute

We end the weekend with a fantastic Scandinavian tribute collection. Granted, some of the bands included are believed to be maybe a little less than savory. But the comp is just fantastic. Tons of early 80's Oi covers.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

V/A - British Oi! - Working Class Anthems

Continuing our compilation weekend with this great British collection from 1993. 8 bands all with two tracks each.


Friday, September 21, 2018

V/A - Skinhead Unity

Here's a cool comp from 2004 featuring 4 Oi! bands, mostly from turn of the century Japan. Also UK's Oppressed from way back when.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Skinflicks - Steel-Toe Anthems

Another late 90's/early aughts band cranking out the old school sound. This time though, it's from Luxembourg. And I have no idea where that is. But from the sound of the band it's located somewhere near 1982 UK.

This One's For The Good Ol' Boot Boys

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hard Skin - Make My Tea 7"

Back and forth we go this weekend. This time we land in London with a band that clearly has a lot of fun playing old school Oi! Great stuff. Plus the chick on the cover is HOT!!

Let's 'Ave It!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Suspects D.C. - Death To False Oi!

Here's a cool little CD from a cool little D.C. band. I know nothing about 'em, but I do know this turn of the century release (a quarter past '77, to be exact) could've easily come out way back when.

Ungrateful Kids, That Is What You Are

Friday, September 14, 2018

Angelic Upstarts - Angel Dust (The Collected Highs 1978-1983)

Let's start the weekend bouncing back to the UK. Angelic Upstarts started upstarting way back in 1977 and outside of a few brief pauses, are still knocking around today.

Did You Kill Liddle?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Adolf & The Piss Artists - Hate Generator

Sticking with the APA sound today with their 2003 release, and to my limited knowledge their final one. And it seems to come off a bit more aggressive than their previous efforts. Not being judgy, just sayin....

We Won't Show The White Flag

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Drones + Adolf & The Piss Artists ‎– Get Sorted Tour '98 Split 7"

Yes, another 1998 split 7" today. But the last for a while I assure you. This also bridges the gap between UK and American street punk. The Drones were originally a late 70's UK punk band that quite frankly I was never aware of. Well apparently they enjoyed a bit of a rebirth in the late 90's, including a tour with Atlanta Oi!sters Adolf & The Piss Artists. And if nothing else, the tour did produce an entertaining record.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Anti-Heros Vs Dropkick Murphys - TKO Records Presents The 1998 Street Punk Title Bout Split 7"

Well, that's a mouthful. Short answer, we have yet another Dropkick split for you. This one from 1998 and teams our Boston friends up with American Oi! stalwarts the Anti-Heros. Four great tracks.

Now here's a fun discussion: who would win in a no holds barred bare knuckle street brawl? The late 80's Atlanta hooligans or the late 90's Boston crew?


Friday, September 7, 2018

Degeneration - Carry The Torch

As the new millennium approached there were still bands willing to carry the Oi! torch, like the Minneapolis band Degeneration. As their bandcamp page states:

Minneapolis' very own Degeneration. Still standing tall and playing loud for more than 20 years! Oi! will never die!
Rocking the 80's era English Oi! sound that the skinheads and boot boys love.

Degenerate Army

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

McBusiness - Mob Mentality

What? Never heard of 'em? Yes you have. this is the turn of the century collaboration of U.S. Street Punks Dropkick Murphys and UK Oi! Gods The Business. And the results are nothing short of fantastic.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Immoral Discipline - Complete Discipline

We next jump across the pond to late 80's Washington D.C. Immoral Discipline started in 1986 and over the next 3 years or so helped define the American Oi! sound. This 2011 collection puts all their recorded output in one steel-toed place.

All We Need Is Oi! Oi! Power

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Cockney Rejects - Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Here in America this month kicks off with a long Labor Day weekend. So, as a half-hearted tribute, we're hitting the streets and blogging for the working class this month!

And we start way back in the earliest of 80's with the band often credited with giving Oi! its name. The Cockney Rejects were/are a rowdy bunch of hooligans from the East End. This 1980 Greatest Hits collections compiles, well, all the tracks from their debut LP. Since that is actually what it is. Clever lads!

Freedom, There Ain't No Fucking Freedom!