Band: Oi Polloi
Album: In Defence Of Our Earth
Release Date: July 1990
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Words Of Warning
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 11 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
Oi Polloi are a punk rock band from Scotland that formed around 1981. Starting as an Oi! band, they are now generally more associated with the anarcho-punk genre. The band has become notable for their contributions to the Scottish Gaelic punk subgenre. The name probably comes from the Greek expression "Οι πολλοί" and it is a pun on the phrase hoi polloi meaning "the masses" or "the common people".
The band has gone through about 50 members since their formation, and their only permanent member has been vocalist Deek, who has also been involved in Gaelic-language television. The band has included punks and skinheads. The members have been supporters of Anti-Fascist Action and Earth First!, and they use the motto "No Compromise in Defence of Our Earth," which is an adaptation of Earth First!'s motto. They support direct action in defence of the environment, hunt sabotage and resistance against racism, sexism, homophobia, fascism and imperialism.
|A1||Thin Green Line|
|A3||When Two Men Kiss|
|A5||What Have We Done?|
|A6||Victim Of A Chemical Spillage|
|B3||Free The Henge|
|B5||World Park Antartica|
Recorded January 1990 at Pier House Studios, Edingburgh.
Includes a 20 pages, black and white book in A5 format with info, lyrics and artwork.
The cover has the text "There is no reason that this LP should come without a free booklet" printed underneath the album title.