Friday, October 26, 2007

the 4 SKINS-the good, the bad LP (1982)

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1. plastic gangsters
2. jealousy
3. yesterdays heroes
4. justice
5. jack the lad
6. rememberance day
7. manifesto
8. wonderful world
9. sorry
10. evil
11. I don't wanna be
12. A.C.H.B
13. chaos
14. one law for them

This was the first skinhead/Oi band I'd prolly ever heard. I discovered these guys when I lived in S.F. in around 1985. I met a dude at a hc show named Troy, he was from Oregon, but living in a room with Bones, and some other skinheads, who were high ranking SF skinheads. I hung out there for a few weeks with Troy(as I didn't really know anyone in the Bay area), watching the skins drink, beat one another up, while listening to AC/DC and the 4 Skins. They loved the idea of turning on an impressionable young metalhead to skinhead music. A few weeks later these guys moved out of the room on 603 fell street, and I moved in. Listening back to this album makes me think of those times.


  1. This is an awesome LP, probably one of the first skin/oi bands I ever heard too. Id love to see some Menace on here!

  2. Hi, you got track 12 down as A.C.H.B. it is A.C.A.B. which means All Coppers Are Bastards. Which I have to say, after 25 years of dealing with them, most are.

    Love the 4-Skins? Love the Cockney Rejects.

    Your blog takes me back, thanks ;)

  3. Jenny
    thanks for the correction. My fault. I'll fix it someday.

    I am a sucker for Oi stuff for sure.
    heres a tough one...
    Cock Sparrer or the Rejects?

    glad you dig the blog.

  4. thanks for the post, great stuff. I had this album long ago as an antidote to overly PC hardcore.

  5. i remember Bones. I remember Bags. I remember Bob before he was Nazi and then killed that skin chick.I remember Terry and the BASH boys. I vaguely remember Troy. I remember Christoff and his white hawk, and his beautiful Drew Blood. I remember the barefoot skins of Poly-Tech. I don't remember you though.

  6. bob killed lorna. bags got shot at CBGB in NYC before it closed. terry got his throat cut south of market. mary got pregnant. marissa went to cordon-bleu. I went to Stockton.