Various - Strength Thru Oi!

Various - Strength Thru Oi!

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK LP 1981 (Decca - SKIN 1)

A1 Garry Johnson - National Service 1:03
A2 4 Skins - 1984 2:12
A3 The Strike - Gang Warfare 2:16
A4 Infa-Riot - Riot Riot 1:35
A5 Garry Johnson - Dead End Yobs 1:27
A6 The Last Resort - Working Class Kids 2:54
A7 Criminal Class - Blood On The Streets 2:45
A8 Toy Dolls - She Goes To Fino's 3:17
A9 Barney Rubble - Best Years Of Our Lives 0:32
A10 Cock Sparrer - Taken For A Ride (We Think You Don't) 2:03
A11 Infa-Riot - We Outnumber You 2:46
A12 Garry Johnson - The New Face Of Rock'n'Roll 1:12
B1 Barney Rubble - Beans 0:06
B2 Splodge - We're Pathetique 2:18
B3 4 Skins - Sorry 3:10
B4 Cock Sparrer - Running Riot 3:13
B5 The Last Resort - Johnny Barden 3:51
B6 Splodge - Isubaleene (Part 2) 3:24
B7 Criminal Class - Running Away 2:30
B8 The Strike - Skinhead 2:03
B9 Toy Dolls - Deirdre's A Slag 4:19
B10 The Shaven Heads - Harbour Mafia Mantra (An Acapella Delight) 1:41

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UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 230)

1 Garry Johnson - National Service 1:03
2 4 Skins - 1984 2:12
3 The Strike - Gang Warfare 2:16
4 Infa-Riot - Riot Riot 1:35
5 Garry Johnson - Dead End Yobs 1:27
6 The Last Resort - Working Class Kids 2:54
7 Criminal Class - Blood On The Streets 2:45
8 Toy Dolls - She Goes To Fino's 3:17
9 Barney Rubble - Best Years Of Our Lives 0:32
10 Cock Sparrer - Taken For A Ride (We Think You Don't) 2:03
11 Infa-Riot - We Outnumber You 2:46
12 Garry Johnson - The New Face Of Rock'n'Roll 1:12
13 Barney Rubble - Beans 0:06
14 Splodge - We're Pathetique 2:18
15 4 Skins - Sorry 3:10
16 Cock Sparrer - Running Riot 3:13
17 The Last Resort - Johnny Barden 3:51
18 Splodge - Isubaleene (Part 2) 3:24
19 Criminal Class - Running Away 2:30
20 The Strike - Skinhead 2:03
21 Toy Dolls - Deirdre's A Slag 4:19
22 The Shaven Heads - Harbour Mafia Mantra 1:41

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 51, 5 wks

Credits

LP:

"Strength Thru Oi!" was compiled by Garry Bushell and non-produced during seven days of DT's and Cold Turkey in March 1981. Our thanks to to the bar staff of the Henry Cooper who made it all possible.
Sleeve notes: Garry Bushell

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Additional Credits on CD:

Mastered by Tim Turan
Liner notes: Garry Bushell, May 12th 2003

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The second and most controversial of this series of compilations, due to the title (a pun on the name of the Nazi-run state organisation Strength Through Joy) and cover art (the brainless clod on the front is notorious Nazi skinhead Nicky Crane with his swastika tattoo airbrushed out). It is, of course, not a Nazi LP so you can buy this and relax. It's not up to the standards of Oi! The Album but it contains the same mix of angry street rock, spoken word shite and comedy punk. When it's good, it's either very good (4 Skins, Cock Sparrer, Toy Dolls, The Strike) or pretty good (The Last Resort) and when it's bad it's bloody horrible ("street poets" Garry Johnson and Barney Rubble, prime lunkheads Infa-Riot and Criminal Class). Splodge, as ever, remain divisive: if you don't share their sense humour you'll hate them, if you do, well there's no hope for ya. (I like them, by the way).

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UK LP 1981 (Decca - SKIN 1). Click here for more

Various - Strength Thru Oi! - UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 230)Various - Strength Thru Oi! - UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 230)

UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 230). Click here for more

 

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