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Crack, The

In 1982, Cheltenham Oi! outfit The Crack won a televised Battle of the Bands competition (voted for by none other than Slade frontman Noddy...

Attila The Stockbroker

After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in French, this performance poet (born John Baine on 21 October 1957) really was...

Skrewdriver

Skrewdriver were formed in Blackpool in 1976 by Ian Stuart Donaldson after he saw The Sex Pistols in Manchester. The band later changed into a skinhead band and...

Last Resort, The

The Last Resort formed in 1980 after Roi Pearce had seen a band called The Rivals rehearsing. He met up with a guitarist called...

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer began life in an East Ham school in the late 70s as a knockabout band for mates Colin McFaull, Micky Beaufoy, Steve...

GBH

In 1980, four Brummie drinking buddies got together and formed a band inspired by the mid-70's punk acts. Initially called Charged GBH, somehow this rowdy mob...

Oppressed, The

The Oppressed was an Oi! band formed in March 1981 in Cardiff by Russell Payne (guitar), his brother Ronnie (bass), Gary Tier (drums) and Martin Brennan...

Oi! Music

By the end of the 1970s, punk in Britain was splintering into several distinct strains, most of them quite "arty". Oi! music was an attempt to...

Business, The

The Business hailed from Lewisham in South London and along with Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, and Angelic Upstarts became one of the prime movers in the post-Pistols...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

4 Skins, The

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured...

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Crash (1996)

Based on JG Ballard's cult novel, this uncompromising and controversial film from director David Cronenberg is set among a group of urban sophisticates so morally exhausted...

A Current Affair

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 8 (Australia) 1 9 8 8 - current (Australia) An Australian magazine programme that started life as a...

Last of the Secret Agents, The (1966)

Matt Helm, Derek Flint, Napoleon Solo - Hollywood tried but there was no one to touch 007 in the 1960s cloak-and-dagger stakes and this bumbling spy...

Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)

Champion black prizefighter Cal Jefferson (James Iglehart) is on honeymoon in Hong Kong with his new wife Arlene (Shirley Washington) when he rescues a...

Music Machine, The

The Music Machine rode the songwriting genius of Sean Bonniwell, who was ahead of his time in protest songs like Eagle Never Hunts The Fly and Mother...

The Way We Were (1973)

This classy soap opera set in the McCarthy era was fortunate to have inspired casting with Redford and Streisand as mismatched lovers whose ideological...

Stryper

Stryper - or Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement (and) Righteousness - formed in Orange County, California, in 1983, when brothers Michael Sweet (vocals...

The 1960s

The Sixties to many is a decade of childhood memories - as much about Matchbox Cars as Vietnam; equal parts Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds...