ANTISOCIAL - Blackpool skinhead punks

Formed: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

Antisocial

Lyric

 

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.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Antisocial - To Many People Antisocial - Made In England Antisocial - Official Hooligan EP    
To Many People
(7", 1982)
Made In England
(7", 1982)
Official Hooligan EP
(7", 1983)
   

Extraneous Releases

Antisocial - Battle Scarred Skinheads  
Battle Scarred Skinheads!
(LP/CD, 1995)
     

Demos

     
No scan      
New Punks
(Tape, demo, 1982)
     
 

Various Artists

Total Anarchy UK LP 1982 (Beat-The-System!!): Your Choice / Screw You

Made In Britain US 7" 1993 (Bulldog Breed): tracks not known - bootleg

Beat The System: The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Official Hooligan / To Many People

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

 

Links

Captain Oi! Where you can buy the CD

Hangover Heart Attack Where you can download it for free instead

The inevitable MySpace page

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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