Oppressed: Fatal Blow 12"
Demo collection from this original UK oi! band. These guys were right there with Blitz, Red Alert, and the 4 Skins at the forefront of the early UK oi! scene. Like the best of those bands, the Oppressed combine simple, direct terrace-chant melodies with bruising punk rhythms. Weirdly, there are covers of other classic oi! bands' songs on here ("Angels with Dirty Faces" by Angelic Upstarts and "Bad Man" by Cockney Rejects), but I'm into it. While some might be turned off by this being a collection of demos, these sound absolutely great... top-notch studio tracks that makes me wonder why they weren't released the first time around. Radiation Records