This punk/skinhead band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, was led by vocalist Dunk.
Formed in September 1981, the band had their own label, called Rot, which they established to seek out new regional punk talent.
Riot Squad released four singles on Rot – Fuck The Tories (1982), Don’t Be Denied (1983), I’m OK, Fuck You (1983) and There Ain’t No Solution (1984) – as well as an independent LP, No Potential Threat (1984).
By 1984, Riot Squad had drifted apart. Dunk compiled the Rot singles and a few unreleased tracks on the No Potential Threat album, which reached #13 on the indie chart. He continued to run Rot Records until the label’s distributor, Red Rhino, went bankrupt.
Dunk (Duncan Mason)
Nello (Nigel Nelson)
Pommi (Paul Palmer)