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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.
Similar Bands: Combat 84, Cockney Rejects, Blitz, Angelic Upstarts, Cock Sparrer
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