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The main thing wrong with Oi! music is...

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by fogbat, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Complete this sentence, please :)
  2. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    Dull, repetitive rubbish played by talentless idiots and loved by those unable to cope with complex musical structure of any kind.
  3. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es ist Zeit

    The people who like it.
  4. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Gary Bushell.
  5. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    there is nothing wrong with simple music. i don't like how there are hardly any girls at gigs though
  6. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    I'm picking up on a lot of class-based snobbery :(
  7. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    not all bad - chumbawamba did this:

    "This song was released under the band name Skin Disease on an Oi compilation, and was intended as a joke about Oi music and oiks in general."


    I'm Thick

    This is for Gary Bushell
    I'm Thick (repeat)
  8. xes

    xes F.O.A.D

    ...I've never heard any of their tunes.
  9. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    ...it's all the fucking same.
  10. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    it's just stuck. There's the odd decent oi! tune, but for the most part it's ugly, artless and joyless. Simplicity is one thing, grunting is another. And there's been fuck all development in 25 years, so even if you liked oi! in the early 80s, I don't begin to understand why you'd keep listening
  11. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    The main thing wrong with Oi! music is...going to be along shortly.
  12. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

  13. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    ....we're running down the backstreets, oi oi oi,
    and we're never giving in, oi oi oi,
    cos we all know, that we're gonna fucking win.....
  14. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    ...not much really tbh.

    When I was a kid it was great fun. I ended up getting into ska via covers like The Oppressed doing Skinhead Girl.

    <goes off to dig out Oi! Chartbusters>
  15. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Next up: Psy-Trance! :p
  16. trevhagl

    trevhagl Famous author , company CEO

    Here at last! Sorry if i was late!!
  17. trevhagl

    trevhagl Famous author , company CEO

    I don't think they know the difference between the Oppressed and Skrewdriver
  18. subversplat

    subversplat writer of wrongs

    ... the Oi! diehards.

    It's alright for a laugh but it's not really the best alternative way of life any more :) Get some scope, ffs!
  19. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    see, once again you're making assumptions. I certainly know the difference, and I'm sure lots of people on this thread do.
  20. trevhagl

    trevhagl Famous author , company CEO

    Some of them on here said it's all the same
  21. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es ist Zeit

    I really really hate to call anybody thick, but trev, you are well fucking thick.
  22. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Where the fuck is your winterval spirit, Dill?
  23. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    ........ it's co-option by, and sadly wide association with, far-right politcs and boneheads. Ie Hamborough Tavern Southall and the 'Strength thru Oi' album cover :mad::rolleyes: being far more of a reminder than the phrase 'Oi for England and England for the workers'. Even though the actual fash bands never called themselves Oibut White Noise or summat equally shite.

    Quite like it as it goes, but nowhere near as much as reggae and soul.

    The Oi bands rom the late 70's early 80's, ie Cock Sparrer, The Last Resort, Infa Riot, Cockney Rejects, The Business are way better than the stuff that came later and are 'new' such as The Crack, Argy Bargy, Burial etc etc.
    As for Skrewdriver, the first Album on Chiswick is pretty fucking good.
  24. Fedayn

    Fedayn Well-Known Member

    Is it?!
  25. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    One person.

    Hardly the norm, eh, trev?
  26. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es ist Zeit

    I have ruined winterval for everybody. Charles Dickens should write a winterval carol to show me the error of my ways.
  27. El Jefe

    El Jefe .. the Rural Juror

    Jesus fuck, imagine that. The Ghost of Trev To Come :(

    although trev lives in the past so he's got that one covered
  28. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    Jefe's right you know, trev. Part of being a mature adult is knowing when to put your hands up and say "fair enough, I was wrong" and just walk away. I think, deep down, you probably know that this is such a time for you.
  29. Sadken

    Sadken K-5 You -0

    We could call it "How the Muslims stole Winterval"!
  30. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze Hawking's Angry Eyebrow

    A course of action you and Jefe are exemplars of, of course :p:D

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