Crophead record roundup #4

Klasse Kriminale: Construito in Italia 7’ EP (Skinhead Sounds)


Skinhead Sounds is run by Italian skinhead historian Flavio (who we interviewed here) and has just reissued two classic 7-inches. Constriuto in Italia is the 30th-anniversary release of the debut EP by Klasse Kriminale, who in the latter half of the 80s were one of very few Italian Oi bands left. Continue reading


Skinhead Classics: Books for Bootboys 1970-2000. Part One – the 70s

As a youth cult and subculture, skinheads, their fashion and music, have been the subject of numerous books and documentaries, some favourable and others not so.  

This is an on-going, decade by decade, attempt to catalogue in 500 words or less the most notable (our own Research Unit, if you like), starting with Richard Allen’s Skinhead in 1970 and ending on ST Publishing’s output until the turn of the century.   Continue reading

Dr Satan Echo Chamber – a ghost story by Tim Wells

And now for something completely different… Tim Wells has written a ghost story especially for you. If you recognise the venue it was inspired by, congratulations.

For the uninitiated, Tim is an East London ranting poet. He was a teenage suedehead in the 1970s and a reader of Hard As Nails and the sussed skinhead zines in the 80s. He eats the odd dish of pie and mash.
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