Cock Sparrer - Shock Troops LP / Cassette

Some records so perfectly capture an artist at a critical point in their creativity, and make such an impact, that they become not just synonymous with the band, but an essential piece of music history. Such is the case with Shock Troops, the album that not only became Cock Sparrer’s most acclaimed record, but a defining moment for Oi!, punk rock, and underground music in general!

Originally released by Razor Records in 1983, Shock Troops proved to consist of song after song which would each become anthems of the burgeoning Oi! scene and far beyond. From the opening of “Where Are They Now?” on through “Take ‘Em All,” “We’re Coming Back,” all the way to the closing chords of “Out On An Island,” there isn’t a song in the bunch that any self respecting punk rocker can’t shout along to. These working class anthems are just as vital today, as proven by the crowds of beloved fans worldwide that continue to go wild at Sparrer’s live shows, where Shock Troops tracks still make up the heart of their setlists.

It is with all due reverence for the nearly four decades of influence traceable to this one-of-a-kind album that Pirates Press Records makes certain this classic is always in print. For every old schooler looking to buy a gorgeous colored vinyl copy of an old favorite, and for every young punk kid learning what it’s all about, we are proud to present Cock Sparrer’s legendary LP, Shock Troops!

 

TRACK LISTING:
Side A:
1. Where Are They Now
2. Riot Squad
3. Working
4. Take 'em All
5. We're Coming Back

Side B:
1. Watch Your Back
2. I Got Your Number
3. Secret Army
4. Droogs Don't Run
5. Out on an Island

PRESSING INFO:
First Pressing 
⁃ 12" Black Vinyl [110pcs - SOLD OUT]
⁃ 12” Black Vinyl in Casewrapped Jacket [275pcs.]
⁃ 12" Oxblood Vinyl (Essentials Boxset) [275pcs. - SOLD OUT]
⁃ 12" Oxblood & Cyan Blue AsideBside Vinyl [440pcs. - SOLD OUT]
⁃ 12" Clear Vinyl [110pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Second Pressing
- 12" Black, White, & Blood Red Tri-Color Vinyl [500pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Third Pressing
⁃ 12" Olive Green, Grey, & Black Triple AsideBside Vinyl [1000pcs - SOLD OUT]

Fourth Pressing
⁃ 12" Milky Clear w/ Black Circle Swatches w/ Grey & Blood Red Splatter Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Fifth Pressing
⁃ 12" "St. George's Cross" Vinyl (White with a Blood Red Cross) [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Sixth Pressing
⁃ 12" Glow In The Dark Highlighter Yellow Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Seventh Pressing
⁃ 12" Baby Blue Vinyl w/ Oxblood Stripes Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Eighth Pressing
- 12" Olive Green, Black, Olive Green Stripes w/ White & Blood Red Splatter Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]
- 12" Black, Blood Red, White, Black (4 Pie Slices) Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]
- 12" Oxblood and Baby Blue AsideBside w/ White & Silver Splatter Vinyl [1000pcs. - SOLD OUT]
- 12” Clear Vinyl w/ Claret, Baby Blue, Olive, & White Oversized Swatches [100pcs. - SOLD OUT]

Ninth Pressing
- 12" "Random Blend" Vinyl [2000pcs.]

Tenth Pressing
- 12" Ultra Clear w/ Black "Smoke" Vinyl [1000pcs.]
- 12" Olive Green & Swamp Green "Marbled" Vinyl w/ Red Splatter [1000pcs.]

Eleventh Pressing
- 12" Blood Red & Black "Galaxy" Vinyl [1500pcs.]
- 12" Blood Red & White Pinwheel Vinyl [500pcs.]

Twelfth Pressing
- 12" "Black Ice" Vinyl [1000pcs.]

Thirteenth Pressing
- 12" Gold inside Swamp Green & Olive Green Marbled Vinyl [500pcs.]
- 12" Gold inside Ultra Clear and Swamp Green Half-n-Half Vinyl w/ Red, White, and Gold Splatter

Fourteenth Pressing
-12" "Black Ice" w/ White 'Moon Phase' Vinyl [1000pcs.]
-12" Cokebottle Green w/ Blood Red Spokes & Black Splatter Vinyl [1000pcs.]