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Neither Washington Nor Moscow (2021 Reissue)

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For the very first time, London Records are to reissue the 1986 debut album - and only studio album – by Redskins, ‘Neither Washington Nor Moscow’, on vinyl. Available December 17, the album will be released on Vinyl and 4 x CD Boxset.

The reissue comes complete with new sleeve notes by Redskins bassist Martin Hewes, and the CD boxset will include a 68-page booklet with liner notes from Hewes and Redskins drummer Paul Hookham (who replaced original drummer Nick King in 1985) and renowned contemporaries including Billy Bragg and Paul Morley.

Redskins were formed in York in 1982 by Chris Dean (vocals/guitar), Martin Hewes (bass/backing vocals) and Nick King (drums), with the ambition to “sing like The Supremes and walk like The Clash”. Dean and Hewes were members of the Socialist Workers Party and politics guided the music created by Redskins, their soulful songs brimming with righteous passion. Six tracks on ‘Neither Washington Nor Moscow’ were released as singles, including the band’s only Top 40 “Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)” and the prophetic “Kick Over The Statues”. Redskins split in late 1986, leaving a legacy and influence that stretches far beyond their short recording career.

Released: February 2022
Cat: WIGLP501
Label: Domino

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Tracklist

LP:

A1 The Power Is Yours
A2 Kick Over the Statues!
A3 Go Get Organized!
A4 It Can Be Done!
A5 Keep On Keepin’ On!
A6 (Burn It Up) Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)
B1 Hold On!
B2 Turnin’ Loose (This Furious Flames)
B3 Take No Heroes!
B4 The Crack
B5 Let’s Make It Work!
B6 Lean On Me!
B7. Lean On Me! (Reprise - ‘The Return Of The Modern Soul Classic’)

CD:

A1 The Power Is Yours
A2 Kick Over the Statues!
A3 Go Get Organized!
A4 It Can Be Done!
A5 Keep On Keepin’ On!
A6 (Burn It Up) Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing)
A7 Hold On!
A8 Turnin’ Loose (This Furious Flames)
A9 Take No Heroes!
A10 The Crack
A11 Let’s Make It Work!
A12 Lean On Me!
A13 Lean On Me! (Reprise - ‘The Return Of The Modern Soul Classic’
A14 16 Tons (Coal Not Dole)
A15 Reds Strike The Blues (Take 4)
A16 99 And A Half Won’t Do (with Reprise)
A17 You Want It? They Got It!
A18 A Plateful Of Hateful
A19 Take Your Gods And Bury Them (‘Take No Heroes’ - Alternative Version)
B1 Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing) - 12” Version
B2 Keep On Keepin’ On! (Die On Your Feet 12” Mix) Produced by Ted de Bono, Mixed by edskins
B3 The Power Is Yours (MGM Mix by Stephen Street)
B4 Keep On Keepin' On (Original March ’84 - 12” Mix)
B5 It Can Be Done! 7” Version (Additional Recording and Mix by Stephen Street Alternate Mix)
B6 You Want It? They Got It! (Alternate Jammin’ Magazine Mix)
B7 Bring It Down! (This Insane Thing) (7” More FX Mix)
B8 Keep On Keepin’ On! (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
B9 Let’s Make It Work! (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
B10 Bring It Down! (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
B11 Kick Over The Statues! (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’)
B12 Tracks Of My Tears (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) with Billy Bragg
B13 Back In The USSR (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) with Billy Bragg & Jerry Dammers
B14 Skinhead Moonstomp (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) with Jerry Dammers
B15 Keep On Keepin’ On! (Live in ’85 from the ‘Kick Over Apartheid Tour’) - Speech Version with Bruce George, South African Activist
C1 The Power is Yours (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd Apr, 1986)
C2 Kick Over the Statues! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
C3 Hold On! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
C4 The Crack (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
C5 99 And A Half Won’t Do (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
C6 Let’s Make It Work! (Live At The Town And Country Club, 22nd April, 1986)
C7 Unioinize / Pickin’ The Blues (Peel Session, 9th Oct, 1982)
C8 Reds Strike the Blues (Peel Session, 9th Oct, 1982)
C9 Kick Over the Statues! (Peel Session, 9th Oct ’82)
C10 The Peasant Army (Peel Session, 9th Oct ’82)
C11 Young And Proud (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
C12 Hold On! (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
C13 99 And A Half Won’t Do (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
C14 Take No Heroes! (Peel Session, 8th Aug ’83)
C15 A Plateful Of Hateful (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)
C16 It Can Be Done! (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)
C17 Keep On Keepin’ On! (Kid Jensen Session, 16th Jan ’84)
D1 Lev Bronstein (CNT 7”, 1982)
D2 The Peasant Army (CNT 7”, 1982)
D3 Lean on Me (Original CNT 7” Single)
D4 Unionize (CNT 7”, 1983)
D5 Move / Let My Words Be Bullets (Live in Munich, 1986)
D6 Don’t Talk To Me About Whether (Live In Munster, 1986)
D7 Levi Stubbs Tears (Live in Munich, 1986)
D8 The Most Obvious Sensible Thing (Unissued Session, 1986)
D9 Lean On Me (Northern Mix, CNT 12”, 1983)
D10 Unionize (Break Mix, CNT 12”, 1983)
D11 Stickies (Demo, 1981) as ‘No Swastikas’
D12 Strike (Demo, 1981) as ‘No Swastikas’
D13 Unnamed (Demo, 1981) as ‘No Swastikas’
D14 Anglo-Irish Summit Tapes: Interview with Redskins, 1986
D15 I Can’t Stand The Boss (Live Bootleg, ICA, London, 1986) with introduction from Martin Hewes
D16 Names Were Named (Live Bootleg, SWAPO Festival, Italy, 1986)

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