Saturday, 28 December 2013

COCK SPARRER

















"idem"
Year:  1978
Label:  Decca
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  27 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!


















This is the debut studio album of 1978 issued in Spain through label "Decca records". Their style is influenced by pub rock, glam rock and raw 60s mod music as delivered by bands like the Small Faces, The Kinks and The Who and they became in the best Oi! band ever with the pass of the years. Their lyrics mostly dealt with topics related to the daily lives of working class people, football, beer, unemployment and others similar subjects. Their name derives from their original name, Cock Sparrow, a Cockney term of familiarity. This debut album has not succes nor UK neither rest of the world in 1978, but was re-issued several times through different record labels such as: Razor Records, Pure Impact, DSS, etc. with some changes in the song list, remastered sound and artwork too. You can to read more info about this release HERE or HERE.
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"shock troops"
Year:  1982
Label:  Razor
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!








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"running riot '84"
Year:  1984
Label:  Syndicate
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Oi!


















As many british bands started in 1976, Cock Sparrer seem unsure which way to go and the band recorded this third album softer, slower and more melodic than ever with eight new songs plus two classics taken of a live concert. Using keyboards, acoustic guitars, electronic drums and some sound effects a little bit closer to new wave or synth-pop similar to mainstream pop bands of the 80s. The answer of both, audience and medias, was not very good and Cock Sparrer disbanded late 1984.
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"guilty as charged"
Year:  1994
Label:  Bitzcore
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!






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"two monkeys"
Year:  1997
Label:  Bitzcore
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!







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"here we stand"
Year:  2007
Label:  Pirates Press
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Tracks:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!







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"forever"
Year:  2017
Label:  Pirates Press
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!







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"Live and loud"
Year:  1983
Label:  Link
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!



















During 1983 Cock Sparrer were touring around UK to promote their second album entitled "shock troops". The label "Link" keep one these live recordings but made, distributed and put on the market this album four years later (in 1987) under the title "Live & Loud" (in fact many british bands did the same under different titles). The quality sound is brilliant and all songs are from their two first albums except a The Clash cover ("white riot") and a new song "the sun says", which was published one year later on the album "Running Riot'84".
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"live at holidays in the sun"
Year:  2003
Country:  UK
City:  Morecambe
Label:  Pirates press
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  21
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi








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"Live in San Francisco"
Year:  2009
Label:  Pirates press
Format:  CD, LP, DVD
Tracks:  21
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Oi!







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