Friday, 17 January 2014

THE REDSKINS

















































"Tribute"
Year:  2005
Country:  several
Label:  Redstar
Format:  CD
Tracks:  19
Time:  72 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Reggae        Soul






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"Nor Moscow
neither Washington"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Decca
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Soul         Punk
































The band formed in York, England in 1982 (from the ashes of punk band No Swastikas), with Chris Dean (vocals/guitar), Martin Hewes (bass/backing vocals) and Nick King (drums). Chris Dean wrote for NME magazine under the name X. Moore. Dean and Hewes were members of the Socialist Workers Party. The band members wore skinhead clothing styles and helped inspire the redskin movement. The band released their first single, "Lev Bronstein", on the CNT record label in 1982.  They released one more single, "Lean On Me", on CNT before signing to London Records.  On 10 June 1984, a group of white power skinheads attacked the band and their audience during a performance at the free GLC-sponsored Jobs for a Change festival at Jubilee Gardens, South Bank. In November 1984, an appearance on Channel 4's The Tube saw accusations of censorship after the band invited a striking miner on stage to deliver a speech during their performance, and his microphone connection was allegedly cut.  King was replaced in 1985 by Paul Hookham, although for the recording of the band's first EMI/Decca single "Bring it Down", Style Council drummer Steve White was brought in to perform. Shortly afterwards, Hookham took over full-time drum duties. Their next single, "Kick Over The Statues", was rush-released on an independent label with an uncredited sleeve after London/Decca rejected its release as a benefit for the anti-apartheid movement. The band released one full album, Neither Washington Nor Moscow, and two final singles before splitting at the end of 1986
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http://www.skinread.wz.cz/recenze/CD_pics/Redskins-Live1985.jpg"Live"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Mad Butcher
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:          Soul          Punk































Under the name of "Kick over Apartheid - Tour", the band REDSKINS released a lot of concert in UK during 1985 and "EMI" decided to record this long album. After, in 1994 was "Dojo Records" the label which decided to do it and in 2004 was the turn of the german label "Mad Butcher Records", which is my own copy. There are also 2 cover designs, the most common is this one but "Dojo Records" used another one which we have put here below next to the other pics. About music to mention the quality sound is very good despite is a live recording, in general I dislike live CD's but there are exceptions and this one is one of them. In fact, it seem the song are more dynamic and faster than the studio album, but it's just an impresion because the band reproduce the songs exactly as the album. The CD is accompanied with a little booklet (just 8 pages) with notes, opinions and extracts written by the band and become very interesting. Here below you can see a direct link to some pics, tickets, posters, etc. I think this is not a simple live recording but something more. Listen to it and enjoy. If you prefer to buy this recommended CD you can write  HERE .
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZbHxzpc804o/UbuFZtlblJI/AAAAAAAAASo/o95Je0nR1gU/s400/cover1.jpg"Rarities"
Year:  unknown
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none
Format:  LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Soul        Punk




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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KjO1s2nLZmQ/TeJhXXHAHoI/AAAAAAAAFFs/l-SBx8mJSCA/s320/Redskins%2BBBC.jpg"BBC sessions"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  BBC music
Format:  EP
Tracks: 4
Time:  12 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Soul         Punk

































Few time ago I discovered this old REDSKINS recording made before its debut album. I had read some reviews about a mini album named "Peel Sessions" and recorded in 1987, but this one not. The quality sound is medium and the songs are the same in the official album, but is curious work and recommended for those fans of the band. I feature the track "The Peasant Army" that had never heard and is pure and amfetamínico '77 punk, very good.
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