Label: SFH Records - SFH 016 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Unofficial Release • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Oi
Originally a non-racist punk band that was very influential to later Oi! The new version of the band played a leading role in the Rock Against Communism Breakup - Mighty Six Ninety - Cheers To The Bitter End. With Kevin MacKay on bass, this lineup toured extensively and built a strong following, but certain venues were reluctant to book the band because of their reputation as a violent skinhead band.
Performing largely for a skinhead audience, the first versions of the band released one album and two singles on Chiswick Records. Donaldson resurrected the band name Skrewdriver in with a new band line-up. Although the original band had a minor reputation for attracting violence at their concerts Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof was reportedly knocked unconscious by a friend of Donaldson who believed that Skrewdriver's sound had been sabotaged they did not openly support any political ideology or organisation.
The reformed Skrewdriver eventually became openly supportive of far right white nationalist groups, after a lengthy period of publicly denying such support. Although both Skrewdriver Alive (8 Track Demo) - Oasis - Oasis the band Sham 69 had skinhead followings and racist fans early in their careers, Sham 69 denounced racism and performed at Rock Against Racism concerts.
They released records on Rock-O-Ramaa label that became known for far-right sympathies. Some members of the original Skrewdriver line-up objected strongly to the new direction in which Donaldson took the Sympathy For The Devil - Skrewdriver - Live At The 100 Club. Roger Armstrong of Chiswick Records said:. It is a shame that the name was dragged 1983 the gutter like that.
The other three guys in the band were really pissed off too. Grinny the drummer came from solid northern socialist stock When they made records for us Ian Stuart showed no signs of fascism. The skinhead image was a — maybe in hindsight misconceived — fashion thing. It was cooked up by a bunch of us, including the band's then-management and the photographer Peter Kodik.
However, John "Grinny" Grinton later stated in an interview that he had no problem with the new Skrewdriver, and that he became a member of the National Front along with Donaldson. Donaldson died on 24 September following a car crash. His death catalyzed the demise of Skrewdriver, and had a strong impact in the white power rock scene. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with screwdriverScrewdriver musicianor Swervedriver. RACoi! Core ideas. Movements and parties.
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