Friday, 17 January 2014


Year:  2005
Label:  Redstar
Format:  CD
Tracks:  16
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Soul

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"neither Washington nor Moscow"
Year:  1986
Label:  Decca
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
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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Year:  1985
Label:  Mad Butcher
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  60 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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Year:  unknown
Label:  none
Format:  LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Soul        Punk

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