Cock Sparrer - Shock Troops 50th Anniversary - LP
Some records so perfectly capture an artist at a critical point in their creativity, and make such an impact, that they become not just synonymous with the band, but an essential piece of music history. Such is the case with Shock Troops, the album that not only became Cock SparrerÕs most acclaimed record, but a defining moment for Oi!, punk rock, and underground music in general! Originally released by Razor Records in 1983, Shock Troops proved to consist of song after song which would each become anthems of the burgeoning Oi! scene and far beyond. From the opening of ÒWhere Are They Now?Ó on through ÒTake ÔEm All,Ó ÒWeÕre Coming Back,Ó all the way to the closing chords of ÒOut On An Island,Ó there isnÕt a song in the bunch that any self respecting punk rocker canÕt shout along to. These working class anthems are just as vital today, as proven by the crowds of beloved fans worldwide that continue to go wild at SparrerÕs live shows, where Shock Troops tracks still make up the heart of their setlists.