Oi!, Punk rock
| Alaska Studios, London|
51:28 (1993 CD reissue)|
From Chaos to 1984
The 4-Skins albums, Oi! albums, Other albums
A Fistful of...4-Skins is the second studio album by English punk rock/Oi! band, The 4-Skins, released in 1983 by Syndicate Records. In comparison to The 4-Skins' previous material, "A Fistful Of...4-Skins" featured a slower, heavier, more melodic, hard rock-based sound.
Less successful than its predecessor, the album charted outside the Top 30 on the UK independent chart. The band members claimed that this was due to chart manipulation. The album was later combined with debut LP, The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins (omitting the track "One Law for Them" from that album due to space limitations) and released on a single CD by Link Records in 1987 as A Few 4-Skins More, Vol.1.
Following the breakup of the line-up that recorded the band's previous album, The Good, The Bad & The 4-Skins, Hoxton Tom McCourt had assembled a new line-up (the fourth overall) including former The Last Resort singer Roi Pearce, and future Skrewdriver guitarist, Paul Swain.
All tracks written by McCourt/Pearce/Bransom/Swain.Roi Pearce – lead vocals
Hoxton Tom McCourt – bass guitar, lead vocal on "New War"
Ian Bransom – drums
Paul Swain – guitar
Keith Bollock Brother – backing vocals
Neil Barker – backing vocals
1Five More YearsA Fistful Of...4-Skins Wikipedia
2Waiting for a Friend
3Johnny Go Home