- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Intro, Deal's Gone Bad, St.petersburg ska-jazz quintet, Mr t bone and the young lions, SONO RHIZMO and more.
Skinhead culture emerged by 1969 in Britain out of the styles of white mod and black Jamaican rude boy gangs and as a reaction against hippy values. It was a world of scooter rallies, ska and skinhead reggae, and football matches where there was more action among the spectators than on the field. Some did target South Asians and gays for violence, though apparently not to any greater degree than other kids of the time
A second wave of skinheads in the late seventies and early eighties came out of the punk scene, although ska retained its skinhead fans. A second wave of ska mixed ska rhythms with punk organization of the scene and yielded such bands as Madness, Selecter, and The Specials. Street punk bands with a skinhead following were labelled Oi by a music writer Gary Bushell, from a Cockney exclamation abundantly used in the songs of the Cockney Rejects, one of the first and best of the bands. According to the record sleeves, oi was a working class reaction against the art student