The Business (band)


The Business (band)

Infobox Musical artist
Name = The Business


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Origin = Lewisham, London, England
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Genre = Punk rock, oi!
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Years_active = 1979-1988, 1992-
Label = Syndicate, Secret, Dojo, Link, Taang!, Epitaph, Captain Oi!, Bad Dog
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Current_members = Micky Fitz
Tosh
Trots
Bundie
Past_members = Steve Kent
Martin Smith
Nick Cunningham
Steve Whale
Mark Brennan
John Fisher
Micky Fairbairn
Lol Proctor
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The Business is an English Oi!/punk band formed in the late 1970s in Lewisham, South London. Their classic album "Suburban Rebels" became a seminal record for the Oi! movement. Their biggest hit song in recent times, "England 5 - Germany 1", (based on the result of a World Cup Qualifying match in 2001), became a football anthem for England. They also took an early stance against political extremism with their "Oi Against Racism and Political Extremism ...But Still Against The System" tour. [Marshall, George (1991). Spirit of '69 - A Skinhead Bible. Dunoon, Scotland: S.T. Publishing. ISBN 1-898927-10-3]

Discography

Chart placings shown are from the UK Indie Chart. [cite book |last=Lazell |first=Barry |title=Indie Hits 1980-1999 |year= 1997 |publisher=Cherry Red Books |isbn=0-9517206-9-4 ]

tudio albums

* "Suburban Rebels" (1983)
* "1980-81 - Official Bootleg" (1983) #17
* "Saturday's Heroes" (1985)
* "Welcome To The Real World" (1988)
* "Keep The Faith" (1994)
* "The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth" (1997)
* "No Mercy For You" (2001)
* "Under The Influence" (2003)
* "Hardcore Hooligan" (2003)

ingles/EPs

* "Harry May" (1981)
* "Smash the Discos EP" (1982)
* "Get Out of My House" (1985)
* "Drinking and Driving" (1985)
* "Do a Runner" (1988)
* "Anywhere But Here" (1994)
* "Death II Dance EP" (1996)
* "Hell 2 Pay" (2002)
* "Mean Girl EP" (2008)

Compilations/Live albums

* "Loud, Proud & Punk (Live)" (1984) #22
* "Harry May: The Singles Collection"
* "Blue Stereo Music"
* "Singalong a Business"
* "1979-89"
* "The Best of The Business: 28 Classic Oi Anthems..." (1993)
* "Loud, Proud and Oi!" (1996)
* "Live" (1999)
* "Mob Mentality" (2000)
* "Smash the Discos/Loud, Proud and Punk (Live)" (2001)
* "Oi, It's Our Business: The Best of The Business" (2001)
* "The Complete Singles Collection" (2001)
* "Harry May" (2002)

Compilation appearances

* "Punch Drunk 4"
* "UK/DK: The Soundtrack To The Film" (Soundtrack) (Score)
* "Oi! The Resurrection"
* "World Still Won't Listen: Tribute To The Smiths"
* "100% British Punk" (Box Set)
* "United Kingdom Of Punk 3: The Hardcore Years"
* "Oi! This Is England" (Box Set)
* "Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk" (Box Set)
* "Punk, Proud & Nasty"
* "Lords Of Oi!" (Box Set)
* "Punk-O-Rama Volume 6" released on Epitaph Records
* "100% British Oi!" Oi!
* "Give 'Em The Boot"
* "Burning Ambition: History Of Punk Vol. 2"
* "Anarchy From The UK, Volume One"
* "Oi! Greatest Hits Vol. 1"
* "Punk City Rockers" (Box Set)
* "Kill Your Radio"
* "Voice Of The Streets"
* Eurotrip soundtrack
* "Trouble on the Terraces"
* "the secret life of PUNK'S"

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.oithebusiness.com/ Official site]
*MySpace|businessoi|The Business
* [http://www.garry-bushell.co.uk/oi/index.asp Gary Bushell's account of the early Oi! scene, including The Business]


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