Formed: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
These dummies from Blackpool had a few singles on Beat-The-System!! in the early 80's, and were typical of that label's practitioners of pitiful pogorama: largely indecipherable vocals, not much in the way of tunes, and absolutely no invention/innovation whatsoever. Unusually, however, when they slowed things down they could be quite acceptable, with the dumbly-anthemic 'Battle Scarred Skinheads' being far-and-away their crowning glory. They had ties with Skrewdriver and even gigged with them in the early 80s, which may explain songs like 'Union Jack' and their version of Sham 69's 'What Have We Got' with slightly amended lyrics: "Black and white, we're not the bleedin' same" (this was supposed to have gone onto the third EP but an attack of common sense meant they left it off). Battle Scarred Skinheads! lobs all their rubbish onto one shiny beer mat (it's also on vinyl - ideal for a large ashtray).
Members started new band 'Skin Up' when Antisocial folded in 1984.
Singles / Albums
|To Many People
|Made In England
|Official Hooligan EP
|Battle Scarred Skinheads!
(Tape, demo, 1982)
Oi! The Rarities Vol. 1 UK CD 1995 (Captain Oi!): Backstreet Boys / Your Choice / New Punks / Screw U
Oi! The Rarities Vol. 2 UK CD 1995 (Captain Oi!): Battle Scarred Skinheads / Official Hooligan / Sewer Rat
Oi! The Rarities Vol 5 UK CD 1996 (Captain Oi!): To Many People / Let's Have Some Fun
Oi! It's Masochism Germany LP ???? (Street Kid's): New Punks
The Ugly Truth About Blackpool Volume One UK CD 2005 (JSNTGM): Official Hooligan
Captain Oi! Where you can buy the CD
Hangover Heart Attack Where you can download it for free instead
The inevitable MySpace page