Hailing from London’s East End, the 4 Skins were there at the very start of the Oi! movement, making their debut on the seminal “Oi! The Album”. They also appeared on the follow up “Strength Thru Oi!” and “Carry On Oi!” compilations as well as issuing the ferocious debut “One Law For Them” 45, all whilst fronted by the legend that is Gary Hodges.
When he departed at the tail end of ’81 the bands roadie, Panther, took over and did a fine job on the “Yesterdays Heroes” and “Lowlife” singles as well as the essential long player “The Good The Bad The 4 Skins”. Panther then too decided to move on and into the breach stepped one Roi Pearce, ex of the Last Resort, who took charge of the band on the “A Fistful Of 4 Skins” and “From Chaos To 1984” albums.
The line up changes never diminished the great songs no matter who sang them – “ACAB”, “Sorry”, “1984”, “Evil”, “Chaos”, “Wonderful World”, etc.. – all Oi! anthems from a group regularly viewed as the ultimate Oi! band.
A UK Indie Chart No.11 hit when originally released in 1983, this was The 4 Skins second album.
This version of the band was led by Roi Pearce, vocalist with fellow seminal Oi! outfit The Last Resort.
Two rare bonus tracks have been added whilst the booklet comes with lyrics to all the songs and original LP artwork.
Probably the most famous and controversial Oi! band of them all, this was The 4 Skins debut LP, originally released in 1982 and a UK National Chart hit as well as topping the then important Independent Chart.
Includes the Indie Chart Top Ten single ‘Yesterdays Heroes’ as well as the Ska classic ‘Plastic Gangsters’.
This half studio half live album contains raucous versions of Oi! compilation cuts such as ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Sorry’ and ‘Chaos’.
Five bonus cuts have been added including the ‘Low Life’ and ‘Seems To Me’ 45’s.
Booklet includes original LP artwork and lyrics to all the songs.