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The Business - 100% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sham 69 - 65% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, this five-piece skinhead/punk-influenced band originally comprised Jimmy Pursey (vocals), Albie ‘Slider’ Maskell (bass), Neil Harris (lead guitar), Johnny Goodfornothing (rhythm guitar) and Billy Bostik (drums). Pursey was a fierce, working-class idealist, an avenging angel of the unemployed, who ironically sacked most of the above Read more

Anti-Nowhere League - 52% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leading lights in the early 80s UK punk scene, along with contemporaries G.B.H. and the Exploited, this quartet from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, flaunted their talents in biker leather, chains, and hardcore obscenity. Led by Animal (Nick Karmer; vocals) and Magoo (guitar), their catalogue of sexual outrage veered from the satirical to the genuinely offensive, with a stri Read more

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The Adicts - 43% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Adicts can be singled out from the host of other UK punk hopefuls of the early 80s largely due to their image. The adoption of black bowler hats and face make-up showed more than a passing resemblance to the unruly characters in Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film A Clockwork Orange, and reflected the Adicts’ brand of boot-boy, new wave music. The band was origin Read more

Bad Manners - 37% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A formidable chart presence when the UK 2-Tone ska revival was at its peak, this north London-based outfit originally came together in 1976 as Stoop Solo And The Sheet Starchers. The unit came to be known as Buster Bloodvessel And His Bad Manners, and then simply Bad Manners, and comprised Buster Bloodvessel (Douglas Trendle, 6 September 1958; lead vocals), Gus ‘Hot Lip Read more

The Gits - 30% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Templars - 29% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Stiff Little Fingers - 28% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish punk band was formed from the ashes of cover outfit Highway Star. Taking their new name from a track on the Vibrators’ Pure Mania debut, Stiff Little Fingers soon attracted one of the most fervent fanbases of the era. Present at the Clash’s Belfast gig in 1977, Jake Burns (vocals/lead guitar) led Henry Cluney (rhythm guitar), Ali McMordie (bass) and Brian F Read more

The Vibrators - 28% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This first wave UK punk band was formed in February 1976 by Knox (Ian Carnochan, 4 April 1945; vocals, guitar), John Ellis (b. 1 June 1952; guitar), Pat Collier (b. October 1951; bass), and Jonathan ‘Eddie’ Edwards (b. 1 April 1951; drums). Their first gig came as support to the Stranglers at Hornsey College of Art, before joining the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club du Read more

The Partisans - 26% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Laurel Aitken - 25% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oliver Stephens, 22 April 1927, Cuba, d. 17 July 2005, Leicester, England. Of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Laurel, with his five brothers (including the veteran guitarist Bobby Aitken) and sisters, settled in his father’s homeland, Jamaica, in 1938. In the 40s he earned a living singing calypso for the Jamaican Tourist Board, as visitors alighted at Kingston Harbou Read more

The Lurkers - 24% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This first-generation UK punk quartet formed during 1977 in Uxbridge, London. Comprising Arturo Bassick (Arthur Billingsley; bass), Howard Wall (lead vocals), Pete Stride (guitar) and Manic Esso (b. Pete Haynes; drums), they were heralded as the British answer to the Ramones. They had four minor UK hit singles between 1978 and 1979, with ‘Ain’t Got A Clue’ and Read more

The Bruisers - 23% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Influential pioneers of the street punk/Oi! movement in the USA, the Bruisers formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1988. Continually dogged by line-up changes and bad luck, they continued to make excellent records right up to their demise. By the time of their first release on the small Patriot Records label, 1988’s Intimidation EP, the band comprised Al Barr (vocals), J Read more

Agnostic Front - 22% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1980 by Vinnie Stigma (Vincent Cappucchio; guitar), this long-serving US hardcore punk band went through a number of musicians before settling on an early line-up comprising Stigma, Roger Miret (b. Rogelio Miret Gonzalez, Cuba; vocals), Ray Barbieri (b. 27 November 1961, USA, d. 11 September 1997; drums) and Adam Moochie (bass). Agnostic Front were the epitome of N Read more

Chelsea - 22% match to Cock Sparrer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1977, this punk band comprised vocalist Gene October, the only constant in a myriad of line-ups, Brian James (guitar), Geoff Myles (bass) and Chris Bashford (drums). Like many of their immediate peers Chelsea were a band with a strong social conscience. Specializing in sub-three-minute vitriolic outbursts on unemployment, inner city decay and the d Read more


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