Oi!

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An Attempt to Explain

Oi! is a subgenre of Punk that kicked off out of the United Kingdom in the late '70s.

The music style and its associated subculture set about bringing together the Punks, the Skinheads and all of the working-class youth of that time.

The Oi! movement was partly a response to the perception that many participants in the early days of UK Punk were, in the words of "The Business" guitarist Steve Kent, "trendy university people using long words, trying to be artistic...and losing touch". André Schlesinger, singer of "The Press", said, "Oi shares many similarities with Folk Music, besides its often simple musical structure; quaint in some respects and crude in others, not to mention brutally honest, it usually tells a story based in truth." For instance, “Such Fun”, from Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot!, by "The Blood" is an extension of the 1977 "Sex Pistols" song "God Save the Queen" which was thought (but never confirmed) to be attacking the abuse of power by those who hold themselves in a royal or religious majesty.

Some Bands

This is another genre where opinions will vary, so below is a selected list, and it is other peoples options, not necessarily the opinion of Altopedia.

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