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Oxblood
31/08/1999



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

The band started out in 1992. The line-up consisted of Harry drums, Paul myself bass, Mac guitar, frank vocals. Harry left the band to pursue his tattooing career in 1994. Frank left right after that to pursue his Psychobilly band. The current line up consist of Mac on vocals, Paul bass, Kevin guitar/drums.

Discography.

Under the boot: 4 song 7" EP
Die-hards: The Only Spirit Is Unity compilation
Working Class Life: split EP w/Templars
Our colors: Oi Skampilation (live)
Our colors: US of OI vol 2
Traitor: Oi The Gathering Comp (live)
Crime Stories: 8 song LP
6 Hard YearsL 22 song LP

What are the main themes in the lyrics?

The main themes on our lyrics are a reflection of our everyday skinhead life in New York city. We sing about things we go through, like violence, being locked up, the New York police Department, working.etc. Unlike other bands we don't just sing about it, we actually live it.

Do you do any covers in your live set, if so what?

We do many covers in our sets by bands like Criminal Class - soldier, Combat 84 - violence, Brutal Combat - skinhead, Sham 69, 4skins, & other early oi French bands.

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

The band I would like to see live would be the Oppressed, 4skins, Die Hards & (Condemned 84 again).

What is the last gig you went to, and were the bands any good?

The last gig that I enjoyed was the one in Arizona, Fatskins, Antiheros, Templars, us Oxblood, The Authority and Bovver Wonderland.

What is the favourite song (and what band is it by) of each member of the band?

Paul's favorite song: Die Hards - Razorblade Nightmare
Mac: I think Brutal Combat, Snix French stuff?
Kevin: Motorhead, Rose Tattoo stuff

Do you think street music will rise again?

I think street music will rise again and is rising. There are new bands coming out in the US all the time. As long as the kids listen to it and there is a scene it will be the best thing that can ever happen to our music.

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 99.

Yes we plan to release something as soon as we get into the recording studio, maybe the end of 1999. We are also in the works of making our long awaited T-shirts it will be worth the wait. Our own web page will be ready soon which will have interviews , pictures, tour dates, merchandise, etc

Any final comments?

For bookings:
You can call 917.927.9988, 917. 371.1194

Be advised that our T-shirts will be available through us by contacting us @:
D. MCCALLA
PO BOX 556
OLD Chelsea STATION
New York, NY 10113

or e-mail: TATUPAUL@aol.com

We like to thank you for the interview, the bands we've played with, and the fans who support us across the world.


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