Friday, July 30, 2010

On Parole - Demo (1982)

Here I bring you another infamous pioneer Oi!/Skinhead band. Even though they don't have any recognition for being one of the first skinhead bands, they were formed in 1979 in Livingston, Scottland along with other bands such as 'Criminal Class', 'Skrewdriver', '4 Skins' and other great bands from the era. The band had a short career and did not released an LP and not even an EP. On Parole went through many changes in their line up and finally recorded their 5 tracks demo tape in 1982. In 1983 they made their first and last apperance in the famous compilation released by 'No Future Records'; "A Country Fit For Heroes Vol 2" and shortly after the band split up. Too bad they did not release anything, I thought they were great and had that slow Oi! tempo style, kind of like Criminal Class. Great fucking Oi! band.

1. Condemned
2. Assault
3. Crown Court
4. No Justice
5. Grass

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Asociale - Novum Comum (1992)

Oi! Oi! I am back again and to be honest I don't know will it take me to make the next post. I've been so lazy lately, I put this blog to the side. For the one's that do know this great Oi! band, Asociale was born in 1990 in the city of Como, Italy. Since the 80's were gone, Asociale was trying to manage to keep Oi! still alive in the 90's. It was a hard job, they went through many members in the band but they still managed to be strong. The band first appeared in the compilation "Oi! Siamo Ancora Aqui" releasing the song "La Gente Reale Non Moure Mai" in 1991. As a mention before, the band went through a numerous member, front man Ivano (only original member left) dragged the band to release their first and only single 'Novum Comum' in 1992 containing the tracks 'Niente Politica Solo Oi!' and a tribute song to Hoxtom from the 4 Skins; 'Hoxtom Tom for President'. By 1995 Ivano left the band and Asociale was forced to call it a quit. The band has gotten together again sometime late 2009 and they have started gigging. I know for a fact that they have crossed the ocean to Mexico and New York in 2010. I'm not sure when, but Novum Comum was re released again adding 2 extra songs from other compilations the band was in. Asociale is expected to release a full discography CD late this year. In my opinion they were one of the best Oi! bands in Italy. Defiantly they are on the same level as Nabat, Rough, and other great Italian Oi! bands from the 80's. I hope you like it.

1. Niente politica solo oi!
2. HoxTom Tom for president
3. Ancora Guasti
4. La gente reale non muore mai

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tolbiac's Toads & Snix - Split (1984)

Even if you are not a French speaker, you must listen to this! Snix and Tolbiac's Toads ruled the skinhead/oi! scene in France and became legends. I have done a previous post of Snix first LP where you can find it here with some more info about the band. In the other hand Tolbiac's Toads made a huge name for them selfs in Paris. Formed in may of 1982, the band did not played any shows until the end of year. By june of the '83 they released their first EP titled 'Zera' containing only 4 tracks, soon after that the band went through some member changes. It didn't take long for Snix and the Tolbiac's to release a split together, since they always mantained a good relation between both of the band, in 1984 their split was released havin 2 songs per band. Nothing more than a classic that impacted France and became an instant hit as well. As the years kept going by the band participated of a few more compilations. The band came to an end after vocalist 'Bruno' decided to come out of the closet which cause many of their fans to be pissed off. Even skinhead crews that supported the Tolbiac's from a day to the other they switch sides. They constantly got threats and violence was always provoked at their gigs. Even though I find it a bit weird. Tolbiac's Toads were a very patriotic band, macho looking, tought skins, and a bit lean to the right side. I guess when Bruno decided to announce that he was gay it made a big impact. And so I say, I don't care how problematic both of this bands were and all the shit they went through, they have to be my favourite. This is more than a gem, and you MUST listen to it!

Tolbiac's Toads
1. Aime
2. Tape Dans Le Mille
Snix
3. Fabrique En France
4. Judas Was A Skinhead

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