STRIKE, THE: The Oi! Collection: CD

Feb 28, 2008

Outside of their Oi! compilation appearances, I never really knew much about this Scotland band, so this overview, a collection of those aforementioned compilation cuts and some demo tracks, was a welcome schooling in their tuneage. Unlike many of their peers, they appear to have been able to maintain some semblance of quality in their songwriting, which no doubt makes for a good case in getting in the fray, making your point and fucking off before the popularity starts swelling your head and you end up playing bad disco or something. If you’re looking for some fine ‘80s bald-boy music from a band other than those whose names are usually invoked, this is a good place to start your search.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)