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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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Rodney Bingenheimer

Many fans of Rock & Roll will have come across the name Rodney Bingenheimer: KROQ DJ, proprietor of Rodney's English Disco, friend of the stars and...

Down the ‘Gate

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes The bustle and banter of London's iconic Billingsgate fish market provided the...

Young Dr. Malone

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) Set in fictional Denison, Maryland, this daytime serial from NBC (adapted from a popular radio serial...

Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978)

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith deals with the plight of a half-caste aborigine, Jimmie Blacksmith - very movingly portrayed by non-actor Tommy Lewis. Set in central-western...

Silverado (1985)

There are some major credibility issues in this pretentious New Wave Western by Lawrence (The Big Chill) Kasdan . . . If you can buy...

Baretta

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 80 x 60 minute episodes Tony Baretta was a tough and unconventional streetwise cop with the 53rd...

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)

In the early 1980s, UK rock magazine Sounds ardently promoted (and christened) the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal -  the acronym of which is spelt...

Spectrum, The

The Melody Maker had this to say about the band in 1967; "This fast rising group with their chart-chasing success Samantha is mine is now available...