SKIN DISORDER / STRONG ISLAND BOOT BOYS: 211 Bootboys: 7”

I remember Skin Disorder from twelve or thirteen years ago when people used to make fun of oi music. They haven’t changed at all from what I can tell, and Strong Island Bootboys are along the same lines. Both bands are doing a style that reminds me a lot of late-’80s/early-’90s NYC oi (Brute Force, early Oxblood, etcetera) and are doing pretty much pitch-perfect recreations of the sound. The label that put this out has some done some reissues of older NYC oi and, honestly, if they had billed this as lost tapes from bands of that era, I don’t think most people would even know the difference. –Ian Wise (United Riot)