Album artwork for What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi! by Simon Spence

The only book to consider Oi! as a distinct genre within punk rock, What Have We Got? is the story of a musical movement that became a national concern in the eighties and still divides opinion today.Drawing on new interviews with Sham 69, Angelic Upstarts, Cockney Rejects, Crown Court, Lion’s Law, The Templars and many more, Simon Spence considers the genre’s inception and noble intentions, how it fell into infamy, and where it lies now.With a growing and formidable audience in the US, Europe, Asia, South America and the UK, Oi! is as alive as it has ever been, and without the far-right associations that plagued its past.

Simon Spence

What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi!

Omnibus
Album artwork for What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi! by Simon Spence
Paperback

£20.00

Released 21/11/2023Catalogue Number

9781913172855

Simon Spence

What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi!

Omnibus
Album artwork for What Have We Got? The Turbulent Story of Oi! by Simon Spence
Paperback

£20.00

Released 21/11/2023Catalogue Number

9781913172855

The only book to consider Oi! as a distinct genre within punk rock, What Have We Got? is the story of a musical movement that became a national concern in the eighties and still divides opinion today.Drawing on new interviews with Sham 69, Angelic Upstarts, Cockney Rejects, Crown Court, Lion’s Law, The Templars and many more, Simon Spence considers the genre’s inception and noble intentions, how it fell into infamy, and where it lies now.With a growing and formidable audience in the US, Europe, Asia, South America and the UK, Oi! is as alive as it has ever been, and without the far-right associations that plagued its past.