4 SKINS "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE 4 SKINS" LP
The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins is the debut LP - originally released on Secret Records in 1982 - from East End Oi! legends The 4-Skins. Recorded with the first stable line-up after mumerous changes, fronted by legendary vocalist Panther (who stepped in after the original singer Gary Hodges' defection), this is violent, political, and as real as Oi! gets, this is one of the absolute classic LPs of the genre. Featuring studio recordings on Side A and amped up live versions of such OI! classics as "A.C.A.B" or "Chaos" on Side B, the album remains a coherent punk masterwork, which also happens to include - in the first song of the LP, 'Plastic Gangsters' - one of the best British 2-tone ska tracks of all-time, composed and sung by 4 Skins' original drummer Gary Hitchcock. A classic LP reissued for a new generation of skins and punk/Oi! fans of all stripes.