Monday, February 23, 2009

VA - Oi! The Album (1980)

I'm sure you've seen this picture thousands of times all over the internet, stickers, patches, etc. This got to be the album the one that put Oi! in the map. It was compiled by the famous music journalist Garry Bushell in 1980. He describes in his site (link) that he was the one that gave the name Oi! to this genre. Before it was called Oi! it was better known as 'Real Punk', 'Street Punk', or 'New Punk'. Cockney Rejects were the first ones to say Oi! and even though they were a punk band, most of their followers were Skinheads due to their passion to football (soccer). Oi! was the mixture of punk with football chants, it was more real than punk it self. Today I can say they are the kings of Oi!, Sham 69 and Cock Sparrer to me were more a punk band that were hardcore supporters of their team. After the introduction of this album, skinheads adopted this sound as their own and by the mid-80's and still today, most Oi! bands are played by skins.

1. Cockney Rejects - Oi! Oi! Oi!
2. Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Rob A Bank (Wanna)
3. 4 Skins - Wonderful World
4. The Postmen - Have A Cigar
5. The Exploited - Daily News
6. The Terrible Twins - Generation Of Scars
7. Angelic Upstarts - Guns For The Afghan Rebels
8. Cock Sparrer - Sunday Stripper
9. Angelic Upstarts - Last Night Another Soldier
10. 4 Skins - Chaos
11. Cockney Rejects - Here We Go Again
12. Max Splodge & Desert Island Joe - Isubeleeeene
13. The Postmen - Beardsmen
14. Slaugther & The Dogs - Cranked Up Really High
15. Barney and The Rubbles - Bootboys
16. Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Intensive Care
17. The Exploited - I Still Believe In Anarchy

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