THE OPPRESSED - "Fight For Your Life" 12"


This band should need absolutely no introduction. Having formed in 1981 in Cardiff, Wales, The Oppressed instantly gained legendary status not only for their music which was rough and tough as nails, but also for their position and stance in the world-wide skinhead scene. Not afraid to take a stand, The Oppressed were proud of their skinhead style and very vocal and active about protecting it from the infiltration of ‘boneheads’ and right-wing politics. Lead singer Roddy was instrumental in the promotion of the SHARP (SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice) movement and even started his own record labels (Oi! Records and Ska Records) long before it became the norm and the trend for “indie labels” to exist.

This is a MUST-HAVE album in the collection of any skinhead, bootboy, herbert or punk rock music fan of the past 4 decades!!

“This is a stone cold Oi! classic, significant for the high proportion of pure anthems in its tracklisting and as the start of the road to Oi! Records through which Roddy Moreno would provide the launchpad for Oi!'s second wave. If I was to compile a top ten of essential Oi! albums for newcomers to the genre, this thing would certainly figure there.” -

1. Victims
2. Work Together
3. Run From You
4. Joe Hawkins
5. Don’t Look Back
6. Urban Soldiers
7. Magistrate
8. Ultra Violence
9. Gun Law

1. Riot
2. Government Out
3. Fight For Your Life
4. Leave Me Alone
5. Skinhead Girl
6. We Can Do Anything
7. Nazi Nightmare
8. B-N-P (Full Of Shit)
9. Nazi Skinhead

This release contains a digital download.

300pcs. - 12" Black Vinyl (North American version)
300pcs. - 12" Neon Orange (European version)