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  1. Oi! - Wikipedia!

    Oi! is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. The music and its associated subculture had the goal of bringing together punks, skinheads, and other disaffected working-class youth.

  2. Oi! Music Genre Overview | AllMusic!-ma0000002761

    Oi! music was an attempt to keep punk a populist, street-level phenomenon; most of it came from the Cockney working class of London's East End. Likely taking its name from the Cockney Rejects' 1980 song "Oi!

  3. Oi! is a mixing of the styles of early punk bands, such as The Clash, Sex Pistols and the Ramones. It is also influenced by early British rock bands (such as The Rolling Stones and The Who), football chants, pub rock and glam rock bands. The music is often very simple, and the lyrics are blunt (brutally honest, without tact).

  4. Misunderstood or hateful? Oi!'s rise and fall | Music | The ...

    Mar 18, 2010 · Thirty years ago, a rock writer coined the term 'Oi!' to decribe his favourite music. Soon 'punk's idiot half-brother' was synonymous with arson, racism and football violence. By Alexis Petridis

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  6. Oi! Music Albums | AllMusic!-ma0000002761/albums

    Oi! music was an attempt to keep punk a populist, street-level phenomenon; most of it came from the Cockney working class of London's East End. Likely taking its name from the Cockney Rejects' 1980 song "Oi!

  7. Oi! Records Label | Releases | Discogs!-Records

    Explore releases from the Oi! Records label. Discover what's missing in your discography and shop for Oi! Records releases.

  8. How The Skinhead Movement Went From Inclusive To Racist
    • The First Wave of Skinheads
    • Racism Creeps in
    • Southall Riots and The Subculture Today

    The first wave of skinheads stood for one thing: embracing their blue collar status. Many self-identifying skinheads at the time either grew up poor in government housing projects or “uncool” in suburban row houses and felt isolated from the hippie movement, whose members they believed embodied a middle-class worldview — and one that didn’t address their unique concerns. Changing immigration patterns also shaped the burgeoning culture. Around the time, Jamaican immigrants began to enter the U.K., and many of them lived side-by-side with working-class English. This physical proximity offered a chance for sustained cultural exchange, and soon enough English kids latched on to Jamaican reggae and ska records. In a nod to the mod and rocker subcultures that preceded them, skinheads donned slick coats and loafers, buzzing their hair in a quest to become cool in their own right — and to disassociate themselves from the hippie movement.

    By 1970, the first generation of skinheads had begun to frighten their peers. Popular media exacerbated this fear, with Richard Allen’s 1970 cult classic novel Skinhead— about a racist London skinhead obsessed with clothes, beer, soccer, and violence — serving as a prime example. The second wave of skinheads didn’t take umbrage at this portrayal; instead, they began to reflect and project it — particularly the racism. Indeed, Skinheadbecame the de facto bible for skinheads outside London, where football fan clubs were quick to take the subculture — and its constitutive aesthetics — up. It didn’t take long for political groups to attempt to use the growing subculture for their own gain. The far-right National Front Party saw in the skinheads a group of working-class males whose economic hardships may have made them particularly sympathetic to the party’s ethno-nationalist politics. And thus, the party began to infiltrate the group. “We were trying to think about race wars,” said Jose...

    Over time, right-wing efforts to co-opt skinhead culture began to rot the latter from within. For example, Sham 69, one of the most successful punk bands in the 1970s and one with an unusually large skinhead following, stopped performing altogether after National Front-supporting white power skinheads rioted at a 1979 concert. Barry “Bmore” George, a skinhead forced out due to racially-charged politics’ entry into and commandeering of the subculture, put it this way: The end of the 1970s also saw the last flare of multicultural acceptance with 2 Tone music, which blended the 1960s-style ska with punk rock. And as that genre petered out, Oi! music began to pick up speed, combining the working-class skinhead ethos with punk rock energy. Right-wing nationalists co-opted this genre from nearly the very beginning. Strength Thru Oi!, a famous compilation album of Oi! music, was — supposedly mistakenly— named after a Nazi slogan, and featured a neo-Nazi on the cover who would be convicted...

  9. List of Oi! bands - Wikipedia!_bands

    This is a list of notable punk rock bands who have been referred to or have had their music described as Oi!.Some of the bands are more definitely Oi! bands but close familiarity with the music can be required to perceive the differences, but they are significant.

  10. The Original cut of "Oi! The Video pt.1" - Classic interviews with all the main players in the scene! Go here:

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  11. What is Oi! ? Is it punk rock? Of course. Is it a subgenre of punk? I think not. With a distinct history and evolution of it's own - albeit one that developed in parallel to other veins of punk - Oi! is an entity all it's own.