The fourth chapter in Booze & Glory discography is based on a new label, the internationally cast London Oi & Streetpunk ensemble (British, Poland, Greeks & Italians) launches 11 new anthems, which can already be sing or grossed after the third beer and second listening. Basic street and Oi! punk
The American SKOIDATS, founded in 1995, unfortunately managed only two albums. The re-released debut "The Times" from 1997, then released on Moon Ska and a little later as vinyl on Vinyl Only Releases, the Grover sublabel, definitely deserves to be excavated again.
Back in Press. 2nd album , an excellent mix of ska and skinhead reggae, garnished with Oi! Even though the troupe disbanded more than 2 decades ago, the songs enjoy a certain cult status in the scene. Hardly any other band understood it so well Die trad. Ska/ Early Reggae rail with rough punk and Oi! link.
Two years after the last album "The Sound of Revolution" here is the ninth Los Fastidios album on Kob Records in collaboration with Potencial Hardcore (Madrid), with the support of Fire and Flames Music! The album includes 13 songs in typical Los Fastido's style and is a successful mix of streetpunk, ska, Oi !, rocksteady, reggae, melodic punk and a touch of pop, sung in Italian, Spanish, a bit French and for the first time also a German song together with Dickenvon Slime!
"O'Farrell" was recorded in 1999, but has never been released through a label, let alone regular distribution. "O'Farrell" is certainly the band's punkiest and most unpolished album, but considering that it was made more than two decades ago, it's amazing how close the band was to their now highly popular, casual trademark sound. Although uptempo ska numbers like "This City" and "Untitled" are hard to imagine on the band's albums today, they have their own charm, with "Shit Jobs For Rock" the band shows early on the preference for bridging the gap to hip-hop and rap. "O'Farrell" clearly proves the class of the band, which is rightly more popular than ever today.
Originally released on Link in 1988, it was the last album in the classic line-up (including Mark Brennan on bass and the returning original guitarist Steve Kent on lead guitar). 12 rock singalong-smashers with British-certified pub and stadium credentials, including such massive street rock earworms as Do a runner and Never say never. Comes in the original artwork with a full-color photo-insert, which contains previously unpublished pictures of the band, in 500 edition
The Crack was founded in 1982 and did not release their debut album until 1989. These British punks were often used with the Oi! Scene in the mid-80s along with Cockney called Rejects and The Business, but had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. With a glowing wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener 'My World' to the raw closer 'The Giddy House', The Crack delivers ten fantastic original songs that are firmly rooted in 1980s British anthem punk but also have a pop corner.
Great compilation of the early singles (also the B-sides!), among others the debut single released in 1982 on No Future until the 1985 releases on Jungle and Trapper Records. We're really only dealing with the really cool early stuff, including the UK indie chart hits "Banned From The Pubs", "Run Like Hell", "Zombie Creeping Flesh", "Blown Out Again", "Wimpeez" and "Keys Of The City". Just as mandatory as the Newtown Neurotics LP! * Radiation
The Last Resort have burned into their memories with hymns such as "Violence In Our Minds", even though the band had to disband for the first time in their early days because of the increasing violence at their concerts. Here's the pioneering 1980s debut of the Oi/Street Punk heroes.
Rude Pride from Madrid consistently continues the path taken on their debut album "Be True To Yourself" – and put a loose one on top with "Take It As It Comes". Twelve highly melodic and varied songs - which were once again sung entirely in English - played loosely and supplely from the hip and with the slightly hoarse vocals as an unmistakable trademark: Where Rude Pride is written on it is Rude Pride. The committed and class-conscious lyrics come without embarrassing platitudes very pleasantly, musically there is classical Oi! Punk, which is charmingly accompanied by a keyboard. A light Rocksteady touch accompanies the naturally still dominant Oi! Sound. (Source:contra-net.com)
The band's fifth studio album and the first AU release on an independent label. After the shallow chart attempt Still from the heart, one remembers old values again: Mensi has rediscovered his bite, the upstarts sound his killer instinct. 13 songs, including hits like the anti-Maggie smasher Woman in disguise, the mighty Solidarity or the great Reason why (with cool dub insert, sown by Starjets-Terry Sharp) etc. LteV has added 9 bonus numbers to the regular album tracks, including rare 12 songs (Five Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Dollars And Pounds) and live versions of the UPSTARTS classics Leave Me Alone and Liddle Towers as well as the Clash cover White Riot. (Source: oi-punk.com)
Re - Release Perhaps the best record that Oi! punk has ever produced, with all the hits like "Take 'em all", "Argy bargy", "England belongs to me", "Runnin' Riot" and many others. A timeless, eternally ingenious classic.
Social criticism! Joy! Dance rage! For more than 16 years, the northern Italian sextet has been inspiring an ever-growing crowd of fans, playing around 100 acclaimed live shows every year. Following the legend MANO NEGRA, founded by MANU CHAO, who referred to their casual crossover as "Patchanka", TALCO's "Punkchanka" is a bubbling and fiery mixture of uptempo punk rock, Latin, folk, Balkan and ska influences. Here, the 13 songs are dedicated to the humiliation of humanity, moral and political abysses or the concept of truth. The fact that TALCO act with such breathtaking safety and precision, while still transporting so much euphoria and fire, is always astonishing. (Source: coretexrecords.com)
Los Fastidios come here with their 8th album as usual full throttle against politics, establishment and dumpbackism everywhere. Streetpunk and Ska are here the already proven, predominant methods to save humanity from itself once again. And this time even trilingual: English, French and of course as usual in Italian. Supported by guest winds by Skassapunka and Francesco "De Veggent" (RedSka) on the keyboard, there is also a moody potpourri of reinterpreted ( Clandestino-Manu Chao), traditional (postcard from the 90s), singalong (sound of revolution) and the usual full pack (no borders, no walls). The candy of the record is probably the Specials/Cock Sparrer Medley... already a highlight from the idea.
MAD BUTCHER presents a new edition of the LP for its Classics series. At the same time, this album is the last with the founding members Dave Bateman (guitar), Mark Hambly (bass) and Shane Baldwin (drums). Lia does her thing exceptionally well and also ensures a real rock tube feeling with the THE SWEET cover "Teenage Rampage". Otherwise, the songs are rockier, but also more varied than on their debut. Lia sings more multifaceted to Beki and the band has arranged really good songs with songs like "New blood", "Take it or leave it", "Rebels&Kings", which go powerfully into the ear and represent a significant increase to the earlier songs, because they are just more sophisticated, but no less straight and melodic. (Source:underdog-fanzine.de)