Band: Oi Polloi
Album: Resist The Atomic Menace
Release Date: January 1994
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Campary Records
Release Country: Germany
Record Type: 5 Tracks Vinyl 7" Reissue
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||Hands Off Nicaragua|
|A3||They Shoot Children, Don't They?|
|B1||Resist The Atomic Menace|
|B2||Reach For The Light|
Rear sleeve is printed with lyrics from 3 of the tracks.
Re-release of the 1986 original.
Includes A4 folded insert with anti-nuclear information.