“Working class punk” : Oi fucking oi

…ha fucking ha.

Working class punk bands are holding a working class punk gig this working class punk weekend (Saturday, October 7th). The working class punk bands in question are the working class punk The Assailants and the working class punk Standard Union (from working class punk Adelaide), and the working class punk Marching Orders and the working class punk Slick 46 (from working class punk Melbourne).

The working class punk venue for the working class punk gig?

The Birmingham Hotel.

The same pub that two weeks prior to this Saturday’s gig happily played host to a neo-Nazi gig — organised by the neo-Nazi Blood & Honour Australia (B&H) and the Southern Cross Hammerskins (SCHS) — to mourn the death, in 1993, of the founder of Blood & Honour, Ian Stuart. An article in the local Melbourne Times (claimed weekly readership: 145,000) informed residents of inner-city Melbourne that this was the case; what it didn’t mention was the fact that this was the second year in a row that the annual ISD Memorial gig had been held at ‘The Birmy’. Nor, for that matter, did it record the fact that ‘The Birmy’ played host to the gig in years previous (prior to 2005, the ISD gig was held at The Jam Tin / Skull Bar in Cheltenham).

In other words:

How it is for B&H and the SCHS, in their putrid fantasies, is that Asians, blacks, Jews, gays, lesbians, people with disabilities, anarchists, leftists and leftist journalists and unionists have to move aside or be forced to stand in line before then being forced to enjoy a bus ride to a convenient venue — perhaps accompanied by the rent-a-cop James Newman and B&H gauleiter Welf Herfurth — whereupon the neo-Nazi scum will lock them in and then burn it down.

So don’t waste my time, ‘cos the time’s up for hiding behind a gutter punk image; this is part of the class fight and it’s time to wake up ‘cos the spotlight is on you. But I guess only time will tell if there’s punx ahead… or mere poseurs.

It’s really pretty simple: from start to end, people before pubs, and punx before boneheads.

B O Y C O T T__T H E__B I R M I N G H A M !

Captain Charles Boycott was a former English army officer who served as the agent for an absentee landlord in Ireland in the second half of the 19th century. He was very harsh, refusing to lower rents in hard times and dispossessing tenant farmers who couldn’t pay. In 1880 the tenants, encouraged by the Irish Land League, retaliated: they organized a campaign to isolate Captain Boycott, encouraging the local people to refuse to have any dealings with him or his family. Charles Parnell of the Irish Land League said that those who refused to lower rents or who took the farms of people who had been evicted should be treated like “the lepers of old.” Boycott and his family found themselves without servants or farmhands and without mail delivery or service in stores. Their own crops failed, and they eventually fled back to England.

…and please stop pissing on working class history and working class solidarity in the name of working class punk.

People see the Eureka flag, and they consider it a symbol of National Action,” laments Shannon. “Really, though, those bastards have stolen it: it’s the working class flag, and it’s non-racist. Our slogan is Unionism Not Racism.

Fuck slogans. Working class punk is as working class punk does. And

In the underground, integrity lies within
in the underground, image doesn’t mean a thing
when the substance lacks, it’s plain for all to see
if the deal is right, then respect is where it should be

For the fakes and frauds, it’s a fucking fashion show
total compromise, will have them sell their soul
all the negative, all the useless influence
all the emptiness, all the violent detriment
makes no sense…

Please have more to give than fashion and images
please have more to give than fashion and images

Caught up in a trap of media crap that’s no way to live
Caught up in a trap of media crap so little to give
Caught up in a trap of media crap that’s no way to live
Caught up in a trap of media crap so little to give

In the underground, integrity lies within
in the underground, image doesn’t mean a thing
we can do away, with this negativity
it’s a golden day, we can force them to stepdown

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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1 Response to “Working class punk” : Oi fucking oi

  1. Carl Mcguire says:

    hi
    MY NAME IS CARL MCGUIRE BROUGHT UP IN NZ I’VE BEEN LIVING IN CANADA 4 THREE YEARS NOW, I SAID OI AND THEY SAID WHATS THAT ALSO SUSPENDERS ARE BRACES HERE. I HAVE A FENDER ELECTRIC GUITAR AND AM LOOKING AT PUTTING TOGETHER A NEO NAZi PUNX BAND LET ME KNOW IF YR IN THE AREA DROP IN OR DROP ME A LINE
    carl

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