01. Rust - Oi! Oi! Aussie Rock 'n' Roll (Australia)
02. Blue collar criminals - Backstabbed
03. Stranglehold - Fight to survive (Australia)
04. Beerocephals - Pirat (Russia)
05. The hoist - Ownhand (Finland)
06. Open finger is broken finger - Love, jealosy and hate (Finland)
07. Blue collar criminals - Used to love her
08. The pauki - Who said she should quit (Russia)
09. Those unruly - Adrenaline
10. Rust - Urban legends (Australia)
11. Beerocephals - Bodrie Kolesa (Russia)
12. Those unruly - Skinhead rock'n'roll
13. Open finger is broken finger - Friday night (Finland)
14. The pauki - Enter (Russia)
15. The hoist - I think this is the time (Finland)
16. Stranglehold - Never hold me back (Australia)
Released by H8-Piece Records in 2010.
A co-production inbetween 4 record companies from around the globe all offering various sounds of various qualities.
So lets start witht he proper good stuff, namely the Australian Oi! scene here in the form of Stranglehold and Rust. Two bands that are far from your average Aussie sounding Oi! and to be quite honest when i think Australia+Skinhead i often think about their early RAC scene (White Noise, White Lighning and Fortress). Stranglehold was a completly new experience for me and a pleasant such proving yet again that females can do good and melodic Oi! without sounding like shit. Lisa's vocals are perfect and fit the streetpunk hybrid perfectly. Two excellent songs. Rust's members are old in the scene but the band as such was basicly new at the time of this release (i think they released their first album in 2009). Even though a young band they sound damn tight together and their opening song for this comp is one of the best out of Australia in some time. Both songs they provide are old but probably the best from their early works.
Then the not so good stuff, namely the Russian Oi! scene (or at least the bands representing it here). First out is Beerocephals. A band that wears make-up and dresses like clowns. No i don't mean they dress in "bright clothing" or mix and match into madness, they actually dress like fucking clowns. They also incorporate accordions in their songs which i guess can be intresting but they sound like proper garbage. By far the band on the record.
Second Russian band is The Pauki. A band that is ok but thanks to their bad selection of songs for the comp they just blend away into the Russian shitstream that Beerocephals opened up.
Americagives us two bands that most seem to either hate or love. I never had an issue with Blue Collar Criminals other than their vocalists ability to sound somewhat retarded after a while. Both songs are unreleased by the band other than on this comp but only "Used to love her" makes their appearance on the comp memorable. Those Unruly is a pretty unknown band even in the US and their place on the comp is interesting to say the least (i seem to recall the band charing at least one member with BCC though). Unknown or not they have picked out two of the best songs from their otherwise quite mediocre 2009 album (especially the song Skinhead Rock'n'Roll). Havnt heard them before? Be sure to check them out.
Finland might be one of the smallest countries based on population but when it comes to punk and now lately Oi! they sure know how to make themselfs heard around the world. The bands appearing on the record might not be my favourite bands from my neighboring nation but they stand tall nevertheless. The Hoist makes "soft-oi" and do it well especially on their song "Ownhand". Open finger is broken finger comes out on top as the "band with the wierdest name" even though they share the comp with no less than two Russian bands. As much of an accomplishment as this might be their music don't really speak to me for some reason.
Not the greatest compilation but still interesting because of their wierd choice of bands and the fact that BCC has two unreleased songs on it. 7/10
It's probably more desperate and tragic than fun but i noticed it when i was visiting a bands facebook profile. The band had no "likes" on any of their posts except for the fact that they had "liked" all of their own posts. How in the world is this not the sadest thing ever. It's like me recording a song playing it for my friends, my friends leave the room without saying a word and there i am all alone giving myself a high five. Sad.
...oh and don't get me started on this whole Skinflint VS Broken Heroes drama. "Non-political" band vs "non-political" label arguing about politics. One side is lying while the other one is naming names and pointing fingers all cheered by their newfound witchfinder friends in the UK. If the argument wasnt about politics then don't drag politics into the argument to capitalise on the newfound PC-cancer sweaping the worldwide scene. Where has the world gone to.... http://skinheads.net/community/threads/the-skinflint-saga-continues.12084/
Can't really gather the strength needed to do some big band discography and to be honest i have been a bit feed up with US Oi! the last month. Will do some posts here and there but won't bring the site back in full force until after this summer. Though i still need stuff to do while my wife watches TV so be sure to check out my other site Fuck Yeah!! where i will be extra active during this summer (and have been the last week). As usual any requests for that site of any genre can be emailed to me and i will see if i have it.
01. Bobby Lee
02. Whiskey Heroes
03. Harder time
04. Old prison
05. I could've killed you
06. Wild and free
07. Next to you
08. Another pint of whiskey
09. Punk rock redneck
10. Andrea's song
11. Steel reserve
Released by Working Class Records in 2010.
Being one of the founding members behind such bands as The Oi! Scouts and Squiggy Gabe Zanders was a huge icon within the New Jersey Oi! scene. After both bands split up he continued to run Squigtone and later on Working Class Records but in 2010 he decided it was time to bring back the guitar.... and record a country album. Huh?
Claiming the sound is a dedication to punk rock and Johnny Cash i am starting to question this mans sanity since it sure as hell aint punk rock and it sure as hell doesnt sound like Johnny Cash. This is not the good kind of country with wrestling, chewin tobacco and drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon outside your trailer but more of the drinking lemonade, going to baptist churches and claimin "dem city folks don know shit" kind of redneck. A fucking redneck.
I am almost upset with the fact that i like the first song on the album since i should loath this with all my heart. Why not make a kickass punkhybrid or some redneck shit like Antiseen do? I love the "good ol boys" culture as a misfit part of America but cant stand this sub-human filthsound displayed by a once great musician. What the fuck happened Gabe?
01. CL1 - L.A.C.
02. CL1 - Katey
03. CL1 - No piece of mind
04. CL1 - Drinking class heroes
05. CL1 - Standing strong
06. First Offense - The Opening Bell
07. First Offense - The Final Call
08. First Offense - Rats In The City
09. First Offense - 27 Kisses
10. First Offense - The Worst Revenge
Released by Dim Records in 2010.
A record like this wakes me up to the fact that we all live in so different worlds from one man to another. In my world street punk can be used in the sentence "Nevermind that band they are on some candycoated street punk bullshit these days" or "Posing on their band picture with baseball bats like some retarded street punk band". This is all natural for me but at the same time around the bible belt in the US bands call themselfs that same thing and even plaster it on their records. This is scary since i don't even think the word "street punk" should exists because most of the street punk bands are the least street out of all the punk genres today. Whats even more scary is that i have come to enjoy some of these bands lately. Bands like Pistol Grip make some awesome music and Noi!se is a perfect example of Oi! and Streetpunk mixed into a functional crossbreed. Sadly enough both of these bands on the record are far from my favourite in the genre.
CL1 offers nothing new on the record and has simply taken songs from earlier releases (all available for download on this site). Even though their old it's a nice selection of their better songs (Drinking class heroes, L.A.C.) and represent the better half of this record.
First offense is a band that i must have some sort of sadistic relationship to since i have bought every single release by them but only like about 10% of their songs. Hell i even have the first printed copy of their first printed release with a handnumbred "1 out of 100" in the sleeve. If the band ever release anything else in the future i will probably buy it day one and hate it just like the rest of their stuff, it's wierd but can't be helped.
An ok band offering old songs and a mediocre band offering shitty songs don't really make a good record in my book. 4/10
A new band out of Richmond, Virginia that has been around since early 2012. The band consists of (from left to right) Sam on drums, Ian on guitar, Sparks on vocals and Matt on bass. Much like the bands on the East Coast they are trying to revive the 90's US oi! sound after way to many mods and streetpunk influenced bands of late. So far they have done some shows around their local area and recorded a couple of demo-songs. A bunch of these songs will be released later this year as the band plans to release their first EP. Facebook
01. Can't tell me shit
03. Spirit of rebellion
04. Our city
Thanks to the band for sending me the link to this demo and most of all for giving it away for free online. Much respect.
It's always nice to hear oldschool Oi! and i must really give it to the abnd for nailing the sound of early 00's late 90's on these tracks. Off course this is both for good and bad since some of the lyrics can sound abit cliche after listening to simulair lyrics most of our lifes. I am especially thinking about the song Spirit of rebellion that sound a bit pubic at certain parts when the band tells the listeners how much they enjoy drinking beer. This never become annoying though and to older fucks like me it's even a bit charming, something the band might have had intended when creating it.
The rest of the songs are great though and i don't know in what stage these particulair songs are in the studio-stages but they all sound decent enough to get a proper release anytime soon. Best song in the bunch is the opening track called Can't tell me shit that has a bit of HC going on in the song without becomming annoying or lose it's Oi! sound. The band also references 3 of my favourite bands as their inspirations (Légitime Violence, Offensive Weapon and Condemned 84) which makes me even more eager to hear what they might record next.
01. Stamford bridge - For a while
02. Stamford bridge - If only
03. On The Job - 1680
04. On The Job - Constable Henry
Released by Longshot Records in 2010.
Carl's second release in his solo-project (even though Phil is still on drums) and this time around with what at least i consider one of Swedens most over appretiated bands On The Job. Maybe it's because i am Swedish and the band is less "exotic" for me but i just can't find much positive to say about their records and to me the only thing that stands out is their more than annoying singer that seem to overcompensate his lack of vocals with grunting. BUT! As much as i dislike the band their tribute song to their hometown Karlskrona is fucking brilliant and sports a more Perkele sound than their mediocre sound they surround themselfs with otherwise. Nice lyrics, a super chorus and ten times better than Bastards Chorus contribution on SB's previous record. Maybe i really need to give this bands other records a second chance......
Stamford bridge serves up two great modsy-hippieglamrock songs with a quality that i as a diehard have started to expect from Carl. Both songs are superb but if i have to pick favourites it has to be the song If Only where Carl shares vocal duty with some girl named Mary Shakes. Anyone know who she is? She sounds awesome and if there is anything else with her i would love to hear it. 9/10
Records that i am looking for. (Last update 19 Nov)
If you have it on vinyl/tape/cd i am willing to buy/trade it and if you have it on mp3 i would be gratefull for the contribution to the site.
Abalienation - 4track demo cassette (1984) Abalienation - Shoot Cops...Not Dope! cassette (1989) Blacklist - St 7'' (1998) Brass knuckle saints - Selftitled (2008) Chelloveck 4 & Spoilers - Split 7'' (1998) Dead empty - Going down 7'' (1999) Degeneration - Tell us 7'' (2001) Degeneration - Blind 7'' (1996) Degeneration & Palookas - Split 7'' (1998) Degeneration - Young life 7'' (1998) Drastic action - Some things never change 7'' (2004) Extra stout & 2face4 - Punk party Vol3 CD (2003) Extra stout - Result of alcohol LP (2004) Fighting chance - City of the dead DEMO (2002) Inspecter 7 - Agent 86 7'' (199?) Krabs - 616 Rumble DEMO (1993) No one's victim - Just another teenage waste 7'' (1998) Ohio river rats - Rats aboard (2005) Ooziees - All grown up 7'' (1997) The beatdowns - Blood, sweat & beers (2005) The hated - The whiskey years CD (2003) The hated - The beer money CD (2006) The hated - The beer money II CD (2008) The krays & Relix - Split 7'' (2000) The louts & Two fisted - Split 7'' (????) The residuals - Water on the cutoffs 7'' (????) The residuals - Atom bomb 7'' (2003) The skoidats - The Skoi!Dat's E.P. Cassette (1996) The skoidats - We Wish We Had A CD... (1996) The tunnel rats - Going To Marty's 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats - Run For Your Life... 7'' (1995) The tunnel rats & The Nerds - Fit via Vi CD (2002) The tunnel rats & Hellstompers - Divided by history 7'' (?) Tommy gutless - Demo (2007) Two minutes hate - Strong and on CD (2003) Va - Sounds of wierdness (2008) Weekend warriors & Mobtown hooligans - Punch drunk 7'' (2004) Workin stiffs & Strychnine- Split 7'' (????)
Basicly anything with the bands: Olde towne toughs The offensive The Bulshaveks The hooliganz King-size killers Bound to one Vaticans Linoleum blownapart Suckered in The industry The Guttersnipes (US band around 1987) Evil inside (Final war sideproject) South east firm (90's Miami band) The inebriates (the 90's Punkband)