Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Jersey SHARP Crew

Some trad skins in NJ have gotten sick and tired of all the boneheads infesting the scene, and ruining the good name of skinhead, so they decided to reform the New Jersey SHARP crew. Any skinhead in the area please feel free to contact them here. So far they look like they have a good little crew forming, and we know they will do great stuff!

Toronto SHARP wishes the best to our brothers and sisters stateside. We are also sure we can out drink them when we all get together... Keep the faith!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"I don't see the difference between SHARP and WP skins."

"I don't see the difference between SHARP and WP skins."

I read this online today, and while I responded to the person who said this, I figured it would make a good blog post.

What are some of the differences between S.H.A.R.P. (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice) and WP (White Pride/White Power) "skins" (which will be referred to as 'Boneheads' for the rest of this post)?

To start, I could point out that SHARP is not political, in the sense that it is neither left wing or right wing. SHARP is anti-racist, and that is as far as the political end of SHARP goes. Individual SHARP can be militant anti-Fascist, or militant Republican, or not give a damn at all about politics. Most of us fall somewhere in between. People all over the political spectrum can be anti-racist.

WP boneheads are right wing. WP boneheads are racist. Some WP boneheads (too many sadly) are so racist, and so far to the right that they actually support the lost cause of Adolf Hitler, and will show respect, or even try to bring a resurrection of his National Socialist racist genocidal state in their own countries, despite their own grandparents having fought against Hitler, and the Axis countries.

You will never see SHARP attack someone due to skin colour, or be happy about genocide. You will never see SHARP vandalize a home or business or church (temple, mosque) because of someones religion or faith.

SHARP was formed in the 80's as a reaction to WP boneheads infesting the skinhead scene. WP boneheads had been attacking proper skinheads in the 70's and 80's who refused to join racist neo-Nazi groups like the National Front, and The Heritage Front. WP boneheads had also been attacking people for reasons as silly as their skin colour. It got so bad that a racist attack by bikers or punks would be labeled as a "racist skinhead" attack in the papers.

At the end of the day, all SHARP are Trads (Traditional skinheads). All we want is for the WP boneheads to get out of the skinhead scene and leave us alone to enjoy being skinheads, and everything it means to be a skinhead...


Friday, November 20, 2009

Come move on up... and get down with some Northern Soul classics!

An often overlooked yet very important part of the skinhead scene was the development of Northern Soul music. Turn it up and dance the night away!

Edwin Starr - 25 Miles

R Dean Taylor - Ghost in my house

Al Wilson - The Snake

Wayne Gibson - Under My Thumb

Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor

Gloria Jones - Tainted Love

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oi! Oi! Skinhead! Get yer hair cut!

We brought you some classic skinhead reggae the other day, now here is some classic oi for you all to enjoy. Crack open a beer and turn it up loud!

The Oppressed - Joe Hawkins

4 Skins - Yesterdays Heroes

The Blood - Stark Raving Normal

The Business - Drinking and Driving

The Press - Revolution Now!

Cockney Rejects - War On the Terraces

Cock Sparrer - Take 'Em All

Monday, November 16, 2009

I want all you skinheads to get up on your feet... and listen to some classic skinhead reggae cuts

If these tracks don't make you want to get up and dance, well then you are just not listening to them loud enough my friend!

First up for you we have Dennis Alcapone - Alcapone Guns Don't Bark.

Now we have some Dave Barker - Lock Jaw.

Are you feeling it yet? Well lets just take it a little higher for you with some Derrick Morgan - Conquering Ruler.

Now it's time for some David Isaacs - Since You Are Gone.

Want more? How about some U Roy - My Girl

This is why we are skinheads.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thoughts about Remembrance Day and modern Neo-Nazis.

So another Remembrance Day has come and gone, and hopefully we all observed it, if even only the 2 mins of silence part (I know a lot of people had to work at 11am).

I've had some time to think about it, and a couple questions have come to my mind...

Should Remembrance Day be a holiday? Now before you jump up and say yes (and up until I thought of the point I'm about to make, I'd have agreed with you if you are one of the yes camp), let me ask you this... Would making Remembrance Day a holiday help or hurt children's understanding of it? If it became a holiday, would children wake up for it, or just watch cartoons all day? At least with it being a school day, schools can have assemblies, or field trips to war memorials to take part in the day.

Would more events like this happen if it were a holiday? Or would keeping kids in school help to make them understand why doing something like this is horrible?

Also on my mind, neo-Nazi boneheads. I've noticed on Facebook a lot of them have had Remembrance Day style photos on their profiles. If 364 days of they year you are walking around saying the Holocaust was a Jewish lie, and have Swastika tattoos on your chest, just who are you remembering on November 11th? And really now, should you actually be wearing a poppy?

I know some neo-Nazis would say that they are remembering the brave Canadian men and women who fought and died for their country. But if you live your life thinking Hitler was a great man, can you really honour the dead who fought, and beat him?

If Canada had been invaded by the Nazis, and they won the war, and Canada today were a part of the 4th Reich, and if I were running around trying to build Canada into what it is today against the Nazis who controlled Canada (yes, I know I would not have the freedom to do this if the Nazis had won the war) I don't think I could stop for one day and honour the dead Nazi soldiers who defeated the Canadian army. But that's just me. So it makes me wonder, on the 11th of all days, is there hope for these neo-Nazis? Will standing in the presence of the people who fought their idols help them see the light? Or are they silently mocking them?

All and all I had a good Remembrance Day. The service was respectful, full of Vets and school children, as well as adults of all ages and colours. It made me proud to be in Canada.

Hopefully yours did too.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In Flanders Fields

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Update on Project Boneyard II

A little while ago we told you about Project Boneyard II Well Canada's best free weekly music mag just did a little write up on this fantastic little album.

From Exclam Magazine...

Northern Aggression — Project Boneyard Volume 2
By Brad Schmale

This release is a compilation distributed with the intent of cracking down on fascist propaganda and White Pride organizations, using music as a message of unification and urgency. Comprised of punk, hardcore and hip-hop acts, and featuring 16 tracks of vigilant activism, this collection brings lesser-known artists out of the dark and onto the battlefield. Baltimore, MD outfit Fighting Chance set the scene with "Somethin's Gotta be Done," a call to arms that's delivered in the true oi spirit. Toronto, ON street punks the Class Assassins and their outcast anthem, "Outside Looking In," are a fitting contribution, as is hardcore faction Death in Custody's abrasive and spastic "Car Bomb." Remarkably, America's premier working-class punks the Press also lend their assistance to the disc with "Just another Warning," which has just as much relevance today as it did 20 years ago. Northern Aggression ― Project Boneyard Volume 2 is a propitious comp that successfully manages to connect different artists and genres together with the soul purpose of the masses following suit despite race, creed or gender. Amen. (Insurgence)

Monday, November 2, 2009

My French is horrible. But here is one of our more popular posts translated into French for all our French readers!

Nous avons reçu un commentaire d'une peau plus âgés / Suedehead des années 1970 que nous aimions assez pour publier comme un pot, afin que chacun puisse le lire. Voici un peu d'histoire scène pour tout le monde. Apprécier!

"Bonjour tout, j'aime bien votre style et vos efforts pour expliquer SHARP etc
J'étais moi-même un adolescent au cours de la renaissance SKA de 1979 qui a abouti à une relance énorme de la 1960's / '70 's Skinhead / culture Suedehead. Après le buzz initial apaisé nous étions déterminés à bien faire les choses et me regarda droit dans la culture skinheads traditionnels de 1969. Nous préférions être appelé Suedeheads, (parce que les os Head avait déjà paru, un mélange de tous les mauvais côtés de la Punk / Skinhead scène), nous avons accroché autour d'un lot avec Mods (qui a également un réveil à cette époque) et a également piloté les scooters Lambretta (Vespas ont été vus comme étant un peu trop Mod pour nous). Nous ne ferait que nous couper les cheveux à un grade / Blade 3 ou 4 avec un side-séparation rasés sur le côté de la tête. (certains vieux garçons aurait jokeingly appelez-nous Tennisballs) Pour nous, c'était le style et immage, Sta-prest à puce brogues pantalon / fainéants / bottes polies comme des miroirs, trois trimestre longueur noir ou marine Crombie manteaux à la poche à billet tout important. Nous avons écumé les magasins pour les années 1960 de véritables vêtements. Long-poussoir vers le bas des chemises à col et de la marine véritable bleu Levis 501 de vestes et pantalons coupés et tourné dans (non roulé) et parfois l'insigne de la classe ouvrière ..... la demi-pouce accolades (bretelles). Il n'y avait pas de racisme. Lutte contre souvent été observées entre nous et ce que nous avons appelé occasionnels (les gens qui s'habillait à la mode actuelle) commence généralement par eux, ou à long mecs aux cheveux en métaux lourds. Nous appuyons l'Mods s'ils étaient pris sur (Rockers n Mods) mais il n'y avait pas de questions raciales ensuite parce que l'Irlande était un pays relativement blanc 99 pour cent. L'affiche qui a essayé de mettre l'Irlande dans le "British Box" m'a fait rire, mais de l'extérieur regardant dans Je suppose que nous sommes inexerabily liés par l'histoire et le sang ..... qu'on le veuille ou pas, mais parviennent à maintenir notre identité individuelle / langue / douanes même au plus fort de l'Empire britannique dite nous a fait uniques à travers le monde. Pour l'affiche critique encore, je dirais que vous avez une vague idée de ce que vous parlez, disant toutefois à quelqu'un de lire un livre est simplement enfantin, n'importe qui peut écrire un livre, does'nt faire effet, et de son bon de rappeler que l'histoire a plus souvent été écrite par conquorers et ceux qui se sont accrochés heros.
Nous sommes restés fidèles à notre identité Suedehead jusqu'à la fin des années quatre-vingt. En Angleterre il y avait beaucoup de mal entre les types de têtes nazie des os et des Peaux-Rouges, qui a été notre première indication que la politique était désormais gettin impliqués, l'Angleterre était en effervescence, il y avait un droit de Gouvernement aile au pouvoir et des milliers de travailleurs perdaient leur emploi. Le British National Party (toujours à la recherche d'une occasion) ont travaillé dur pour recruter de jeunes skinheads Clueless et leur colère sur un non-sens sur les immigrants et du pouvoir blanc. Je me souviens avoir demandé par un skinhead de 16 ans à Dublin en 1988obviously impressionné et un peu nerveuse de voir un de 25 ans traditionnelle Suedehead prospectifs. Ce garçon distribuait des tracts sur Sharp et me demanda aux conditions météorologiques ou non je le soutiendrais, il dit: «Je suis un SHARP Skin", j'ai dit "je suis un ".... SAP Skinheads Against Politics. Il rit, nous nous sommes serré la main et il dit: «Wow tu ressembles à quelque chose d'un documentaire sur les années soixante"

Bonne chance à vous et vos camarades de "Keep On Keepin On" "Right On" cheval de Troie à jamais, The Harder They Come! "