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Sham 69 formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1976 (the 12 November issue of NME notes they were rehearsing at this time, although only Jimmy Pursey would remain from this early line-up 12 months later). Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many British punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant back-up vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Their concerts were notoriously plagued by violence, and the band ceased live performances after one of their gigs at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978 was broken up by National Front skinheads fighting and rushing the stage.
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City Saints might be a new band, but the members are no rookies. For nearly twenty years drummer Magnus Jonsson has been a driving force in street punk veterans Perkele, whose significance in mainland Europe is undeniable. Teaming up with Stefan Johansson, drummer of Chillihounds, the two began discussing a parallel high energy punk rock outfit some fifteen years ago.
At last, in the year of 2012, with ten albums, numerous EP:s, singles and tours between them, the two men finally found time to work together. The group was soon joined by remaining members of Chillihounds; bass guitarist Carl Linnaeus and guitar player Gabriel Aadland added an important part to City Saints tight but loose vibe. Having nurtured a lifelong influen...
The Cheapshots is a Ska band from Venice, FL. composed of members from JamSKwAd, No Ca$h Value, and The Upstroke Mayhem. They are a seven piece band with musical influences ranging in the ska, punk, jazz, and hardcore genres. Read more on Last.fm . User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.