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lördag 29 augusti 2009

First strike - In veneration off fallen heros (1998)

01. Fought the good fight
02. Social engineers
03. Bandera
04. Our freedom
05. Executive privilege
06. Eye of the needle
07. Child killer
08 Shit job
09. Just deserves
10. Fair weather rebels
11. Red scum
12. Business as usual

Released by Thug Rock Records in 1998.

(Updated 27 April: Uploaded the record again.)

Lyricaly this is one of the greatest American punkrecords i know. It talks about the workingmans struggle (Our freedom), powerhungry politicians (Executive privilege & Eye of the needle), racist cops (Business as usual), Vietnam vets (Fought the good fight).

But the one track that stands out the most is Bandera. A song about Stepan Bandera the political leader of the Ukraine Nationalist party during WWII. A man that would not back down from a fight and fought both Germany and Russia for a independent Ukraine state.

"Caught in the crunch, the flame of life burns low/You fought for your nation, you fought from the soul/Freedom from oppression, these were your goals/Death to tyrants, both right and left, Let all people know/You fought the Reds, you fought the Nazi scum/For Nazis and Communist/ Mercy, you had none"

Even though the singer sounds like he is falling asleep on some tracks this is pure old school Oi! of the american style and a must have for anyone already addicted.



6 kommentarer:

  1. http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepan_Bandera

    Ukrainsk politik är inget en sansad människa försöker välja sida i.
    Han var en fascist som på nåt vis blev osams med tyskarna efter att ha utrotat judar mm åt dem.

  2. hehe Ukrainsk politik är det nya svart

  3. A highly underrated oi band from the USA

  4. Finns en singel också, som är lite äldre 96/97. Är inte plattan från 97 för den delen.

    1. Släpptes i slutet av 1997 början av 1998. Exakt när har jag aldrig blivit klok på.
      Menar du den här singeln http://usofoiofsweden.blogspot.se/2009/08/first-strike-first-strike-ep-1997.html

    2. Korrekt, rätt singel. Och så har de någon/några låtar (Cockney Rejects Police Car) på någon samling, (Finns någonstans här i röran, men jag hittar den inte just nu.)