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The 4-Skins

The 4-Skins were a working class Oi! punk rock band from East London, England, formed in 1979 and disbanded in 1984, although a new line-up has formed in 2007. The new line-up includes Gary Hodges, the original lead singer (until 1981).

Many of their songs dealt with violent subjects, although the band claimed they were discussing the realities of inner city life, not promoting violence. Two of their most well known songs are Chaos and A.C.A.B. (All Coppers Are Bastards). Most of the band members were skinheads, and a few of them were West Ham United supporters and fans of the m ...read more

The 4-Skins were a working class Oi! punk rock band from East London, England, formed in 1979 and disbanded in 1984, although a new line-up has formed in 2007. The new line-up includes Gary Hodges, the original lead singer (until 1981).

Many of their songs dealt with violent subjects, although the band claimed they were discussing the realities of inner city life, not promoting violence. Two of their most well known songs are Chaos and A.C.A.B. (All Coppers Are Bastards). Most of the band members were skinheads, and a few of them were West Ham United supporters and fans of the mod revival band Secret Affair.

In addition to releasing their own records, the band had songs on the original Oi! compilation albums, along with bands like Cockney Rejects, The Business and Angelic Upstarts. « hide

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LPs
A Fistful Of 4-Skins
1983

2.8
3 Votes
The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins
1982

3.3
6 Votes
Live Albums
From Chaos To 1984
1984

2
1 Votes
Compilations
Clockwork Skinhead
1999

The Best Of The 4-Skins
1996

4
2 Votes
The Wonderful World Of The 4-Skins
1987

4.5
1 Votes

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