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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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Real Life

Dave Sterry and Richard Zatorski had been members of the final line-up of 70's Australian band Kush. Real Life's debut single, Send Me An Angel (June 1983),...

Island, The (1980)

This isn't so much a comedown as a plunge to the depths for Peter Benchley, the author of Jaws  (1975) and The Deep (1977), who adapted the script for...

Lassie’s Rescue Rangers

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) This cartoon featured Lassie, America's favourite collie, as the leader of The Rescue Rangers based...

Not Now, Comrade (1976)

Rudi Petrovyan (Lewis Fiander), a Russian ballet star, decides to defect to the West in this follow-up to Not Now Darling (1973). So many complications...

Cheek/Punkz

Although based on a seemingly foolproof formula, it was probably the ultra-commercial pop image that contributed to Cheek's eventual demise. The mainstays of the Aussie...

Limbo

In Trinidad, mourners at a traditional funeral approach a horizontal bamboo pole and attempt to walk forward while bending backwards from the waist, in...

Class of ’44 (1973)

It's graduation time at a Brooklyn high school, and three close friends must part; Benjy (Oliver Conant) goes off to war while Oscy (Jerry...

Accident (1967)

"Like a punch in the chest. Put together breath by breath, look by look, lust by lust, lie by lie. A compelling film". The complex...
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