THE OPPRESSED

Won't Say Sorry - The Complete Cover Story, 2CD


Double CD collection of all the cover songs The Oppressed ever recorded. Slade, 4Skins, Madness, Sham, Last Resort, the Rejects, and more! Even has a couple of reggae covers performed by the band as the Rude Boys.

After the split in '84, Roddy Moreno spent the next 6 years setting up and running Oi! Records and Ska Records labels, helped to establish S.H.A.R.P and in 1987/8, put together The Rude Boys with his brothers Dom and Adrian (R.I.P) and 3 sax players. By the end of the eighties the Rude Boys had fallen apart and the labels were struggling. There was a baby (THE Oi! BOY) on the way so Roddy had to give up on music and get a job.

"I put The Oppressed back together in 1994 after some Fascist shite had been putting up C'18 (Niggers Out) stickers in my area. I tore off the stickers and thought 'fuck this' and set out to use the band's profile to Fight Fascism again. For the next 2 years me, Dom and Adrian recorded some Anti-Fascist records including the benefit E-P 'FUCK FASCISM'. We played a few local 'Shows for the Boys' including our farewell gig with the Warriors which was filmed for the THEY THINK IT'S ALL OVER - IT IS NOW video. Although this was our farewell gig we received an offer we couldn't refuse, to play the Camden Irish Center for ANTI-FASCIST ACTION (Oct' 5th 1996). The Business had a gig wrecked by C'18 because they wouldn't have C'18 provide security. The Fascists then announced that no Oi! bands could play London without C'18 security. The lads from A-F-A said 'FUCK THAT' and arranged a concert for us. Floyd was now in the band on guitar and this was his one and only gig with us. The Stage Bottles had come from Germany to support us. It was a top night. Just like back in '81, no trouble at all. It was one of our best gigs and, not surprisingly, C'18 became invisible men".

1998 saw THE OPPRESSED back together with a new drummer (YAN) to do some more recording. Now it's 2004 and they're back in rehearsals. The latest line up is still Roddy, Dom and Floyd, with Tony Kizmus (ex-Societys Rejects) on drums. As one of the only long-standing true skinhead bands, THE OPPRESSED have stayed the course through thick and thin. Always loyal to their roots. Never pandering to the bullshit of the mainstream music industry. One-off live dates in Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Canada have been organized for the band in 2005.


Track Listing:

DISC ONE

CHAOS
BAD MAN
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES
SKINHEAD GIRL #1
DO ANYTHING YOU WANNA DO
EVIL
THAT'S LIFE
CUM ON FEEL THE NOISE
MADNESS
WE CAN DO ANYTHING
KING OF THE JUNGLE
POLICE CAR
GARAGELAND
SORRY
LIVING WITH UNEMPLOYMENT
BORSTAL BREAKOUT
SKINHEADS IN STA PREST


DISK TWO

WONDERFUL WORLD
SUNDAY MORNING NIGHTMARE
I'M NOT A FOOL
A-C-A-B
SKINHEAD GIRL #2
GUDBUY T' JANE
1984
BOOTS FOR STOMPIN'
HURRY UP HARRY
MAMA WEER ALL CRAZY NOW
OI! OI! OI!
ALL TOGETHER NOW
REBELS WITH A CAUSE
SOLIDARITY
PRESSURE DROP
VIOLENCE IN OUR MIND
BARTENDER
SUMMERTIME