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Band, 1976-1979 GB, Poulton-le-Fylde
A.k.a. Freedom Of Speech?

Formed in 1976 as a non-political UK punk band, who at their label's urging became skinheads during the second wave of skinheads in England. Skrewdriver became known for attracting violence at their shows and none of their Chiswick releases did very well in the UK charts. They broke up in 1979. Ian Stuart re-formed the band in 1982 as a clearly White Power neo-Nazi skinhead band, with entirely different (and often revolving) band members. This new version of Skrewdriver became the musical arm of the British National Front and released as their debut album "Hail The New Dawn" in 1984 on the German Rock-O-Rama label. This release not only helped transform the label to a far-right position but effectively invented White Power "hate-rock" and Skrewdriver quickly became a driving force behind the RAC (Rock Against Communism) movement. In 1993 Ian Stuart died in a car accident. 1977-1979 lineup: Ian Stuart Donaldson - vocals, Guitar Phil Walmsley - Guitar Ron Hartley - Guitar Kev McKay - Bass John "Grinny" Grinton - drums Reformed members: Glen Jones Martin Cross Mark French Geoff Williams Mark Neeson Joseph Smith Adam Douglas Merv Shields Murray Holmes Dave Wane Paul Swain Stiv "Iena" Roda Stigger John Burnley Colin Smith Mushy Mike French Mark Radcliffe Andrew Skinner Ford Freemantle


Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Raw Cuts '87Skrewdriver2019Album
Streetfight / UnbelieverSkrewdriver2018Single
Studio Demos 1985Skrewdriver2017Album
Back With A Bang - Singles CollectionSkrewdriver2012Compil.
Live At The 100 Club, 1983Skrewdriver2011Compil.
Memories - Vol. 1Skrewdriver2011Compil.
Live In KensingtonSkrewdriver2010Album
Songs To RememberSkrewdriver2009Compil.
1st "White Rider" Studio-Session '87Skrewdriver2006Album
Our Pride Is Our Loyalty - EPSkrewdriver2005Single
Tearing Down The Wall - EPSkrewdriver2005Single
Skrew You - EPSkrewdriver2005Single
White PowerSkrewdriver2005Compil.
Flying The Flag - EPSkrewdriver2005Single
A Case Of Pride 1977-1994Skrewdriver2004Album
1977 Video Tour 1993Skrewdriver2003Single
Rock Anti-CommunismSkrewdriver2002Compil.
Die Frühen JahreIan Stuart Donaldson & Skrewdriver2002Album
Live And Loud!!Skrewdriver / Public Enemy2002Album
Live In GermanySkrewdriver2001Single
This One's For The Skinheads!Skrewdriver2000Album
Rockumentary 1977-1993Skrewdriver2000Album
History - Vol. 9Skrewdriver1999Compil.
History Vol. 1-9Skrewdriver1999Compil.
History - Vol. 2Skrewdriver1999Compil.
The Faith. The Legend.Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 3Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 4Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 5Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 7Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 1Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 8Skrewdriver1998Compil.
History - Vol. 6Skrewdriver1998Compil.
1977-83 The Complete Studio CollectionSkrewdriver1998Album
Hail VictorySkrewdriver1994Album
The Best ...Skrewdriver1994Compil.
Land On FireSkrewdriver1994Compil.
Waterloo Live '92Skrewdriver1994Album
Compilation 1977-1993Skrewdriver1994Album
The Best - Vol 2Skrewdriver1994Compil.
Europe AwakeSkrewdriver1993Album
Aryan LiveSkrewdriver1993Single
Freedom What FreedomSkrewdriver1992Album
White Revolution!Skrewdriver1992Album
Live And KickingSkrewdriver1991Album
The Early YearsSkrewdriver1991Compil.
Stand Proud / BackstabberSkrewdriver1990Single
The Strong SurviveSkrewdriver1990Album
The Early Years - Vol. 2Skrewdriver1990Compil.
The Early Years - Vol. 1Skrewdriver1990Compil.
Boots And Braces / Voice Of BritainSkrewdriver1990Compil.
The Evil Crept InSkrewdriver1989Single
You're So DumbSkrewdriver1989Single
Streetfight (1977)Skrewdriver1989Single
Land Of IceSkrewdriver1989Single
The ShowdownSkrewdriver1989Single
Their Kingdom Will FallSkrewdriver1989Single
After The FireSkrewdriver1988Album
Boots And BracesSkrewdriver1987Compil.
We've Got The PowerSkrewdriver1987Album
White RiderSkrewdriver1987Album
Voice Of BritainSkrewdriver1987Compil.
Blood & HonourSkrewdriver1985Album
Hail The New DawnSkrewdriver1984Album
Voice Of BritainSkrewdriver1984Single
White PowerSkrewdriver1983Single
Back With A Bang!Skrewdriver1982Single
Built Up, Knocked DownSkrewdriver1979Single
You're So DumbSkrewdriver1977Single
All Skrewed UpSkrewdriver1977Album
The BeginningSkrewdriverCompil.
Live In GermanySkrewdriverSingle
Deutschland ErwacheSkrewdriverAlbum
Live For Blood & HonourSudden Impact, No Remorse, Brutal Attack, SkrewdriverSingle
A Case Of PrideSkrewdriverSingle
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