Cock Sparrer – Shock Troops (For fans of The Clash, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols)


Quick, when you think of early punk rock, what are the first 3 bands that come to your mind?  If you’re like most people, The Ramones, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols all came to mind immediately… and rightfully so as they all are great fucking bands.  Unfortunately, sort of like the Buzzcocks, one of the greatest punk bands often gets left out.  England’s Cock Sparrer is easily one of the most influential and underrated bands of their time, and I have been listening to Shock Troops non-stop ever since I saw them a few months back.

While probably most famous for their song “We’re Coming Back”, which have been covered by The Bouncing Souls on their split with Anti-Flag, there are so many good hits on Shock Troops.  From the infectious hooks of “Riot Squad to the anthematic shot at the music industry “Take Em All”, Cock Sparrer knew how to right a damn catchy punk tune.

Shock Troops is the perfect blend of old school punk and good ole fashioned Oi, and is an essential if you’re a punk fan at all.

MP3:
Cock Sparrer – Take Em All

More:
Cock Sparrer Live In Philly
The Buzzcocks – Singles Go Steady
The Clash – London Calling
Anti-Pasti

Buy:
Cock Sparrer

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