Oi Oi Oi

Album: Greatest Hits Vol. II (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • Running to 3 minutes 26 seconds, "Oi! Oi! Oi!" is the third track off the band's second album. Although it is difficult to credit that a song with such a title could inspire anything, this group composition would actually lead to the naming if not the actual birth of Oi! music, which may be classed as a sub-genre of punk.
  • Uptempo like most of the band's songs, this is a typical Cockney Rejects street anthem celebrating their days of youthful rebellion in the East End of London. As lead vocalist Jeff Turner was only sixteen at the time, that is hardly surprising. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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