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15 May 2011

REDSKINS. Live GLC Festival, London 10.6.84.

Here's another 'Redskins' classic piece of history, this is an audience recording of their set at, "Jobs For A Change", GLC Festival, Jubilee Gardens, London. As you'll see from the poster quite a line up, these festivals were organised by the labour led Greater London Council, at this event the Redskins set was cut short by 80 or so fascist skinheads who I suppose objected to seeing fellow skins supporting red Ken and having leftist views. As usual alot of fighting took place on and off stage as can be heard ! It did eventually all charm down and the rest of the festival went on fine !

I have also put the first 'John Peel' Session on here, does any one have the second or the 'Kid Jensen' Sessions as I can't find mine anywhere?!

KICK OVER THE STATUES
UNIONIZE
IT CAN BE DONE
TAKE NO HEROES
HOLD ON
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON
16 TONS
LEAN ON ME
RIOT.

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JOHN PEEL SESSION 9.10.82
UNIONIZE
REDS STRIKE THE BLUES
KICK OVER THE STATUES
THE PEASANT ARMY

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10 comments:

  1. Hello, I never saw them and i know just a few songs . I like.

    One night I come back from a concert of Sham69 ( they were not fascists , isn't it? ) and in the tube somes skins head kicked me and my boy friend ! they were so horrible .
    But,some guys helps us , oufff !

    Have a nice evening

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  2. Hi Juliette, they would cause trouble at a lot of the gigs I went to, and I to got introduced to their boots a couple of times. It was always a few of them on one small punk !!

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  3. Cheers mate
    always a pleasure to add something to my collection

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  4. Thanks a lot for this. I was at the gig and remember well trying to get my then girlfriend away from the front as quickly as possible when it all kicked off. As I remember it, it all started with someone throwing a Party Seven at Chris Moore, followed by a chorus of "Seig Heil" from just behind us. We didn't hang around. The rest of the day was, as you say, fine... Misty In Roots in particular.

    For our American friends - a Party Seven was a can containing seven pints of beer (I say beer, it was usually Watneys or some such piss).

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  5. Thanks for that, pleased you liked the post and cheers for your memories just the sort of stuff I like to hear, take care !!

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  6. Nice one! In my opinion The Redskins were one of the most important groups of those troubled times.

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  7. are you still after the 1983 and Kid Jensen sessions? can hook you up if still needed

    btw also starting to collect sessions that are online here http://radiosessions.blogspot.com (including this Redskins one)

    cheers

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  8. Thank'you. The Redskins are Great Band! Example for future skins bands.

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  9. They got beat up at the glc gig 84

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