SKINHEADS: The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts TV - Playground Chant - George Marshall - American Skinheads TV - This is England 2006 - Made in Britain 1982 -
116,048. What do you think when you hear the word Skinhead? Violence, intolerance, hatred? This image was born in the 1970s when this youth-driven subculture earned a reputation for trouble on the streets and terraces, and a toxic association with racism. But that’s not how it started. The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts, BBC 2018
116,051. Jamaican recording artists were also pleased by this new-found interest. So much so, a whole new genre was born out of ska: skinhead reggae. ibid.
116,052. In Britain back then racism was a way of life. ibid.
116,054. This dark side obviously made for great headlines, was further intensified by the publication of Richard Allen’s book Skinhead in 1970. ibid.
116,055. The Sham ’69 story is a real tragedy. ibid.
116,056. There was another movement waiting in the wings to pick up the skinhead slack, good and bad … This was 2-Tone. ibid.
116,057. The coming decade would see yet another incarnation of Skinhead, and one that confused the hell out of me: it was harder, it was tougher, and I couldn’t see or hear any connection to Jamaica … This very white and violent incarnation of Skinhead … I couldn’t relate to Oi! ibid.
116,053. Skinhead, skinhead, over there,
What’s it like to have no hair?
Is it hot or is it cold?
What’s like to – BE BALD! Playground chant
116,049. Scooters remained popular with skinheads, just as they had with mods. However, there was little room for Christmas tree lights and fox tails. Skins tended to keep them bog standard or cut them right down to the bare frame, more for go than show. George Marshall, Spirit of ‘69: A Skinhead Bible p11
116,050. Whether or not the first skinheads came from the East End of London is open to debate, but it’s as good a place as any to claim as a birthplace. In 1972, Penguin published a book called The Paithouse which was about skinhead gang from Bethnal Green. Skins were on their way out by then of course, but the book wasn’t really aimed at the cult anyway. More your sociology set. Even so, it was one of the few decent records of the original skinheads preserved on paper. Ibid. p16
19,859. Racist skinheads emerged in Britain in the 1970s and 80s in the midst of economic and racial tensions. Their culture copied the working-class skinhead movement of the 1960s, identified by shaven heads, steel-toe-capped boots and braces. Some skinheads adopted the ideology of the National Front. (Gangstas: World & Gangstas UK) American Skinheads, National Geographic
19,860. The white supremacy movement is complex and contradictory and made up of many factions. (Gangstas: World & Gangstas UK) ibid.
19,861. Music plays an important role in attracting young people into the racist skinhead culture. (Gangstas: World & Gangstas UK) ibid.
19,862. In the 1980s British band Screwdriver screamed their racist message to crowds of angry white youth. (Gangstas: World & Gangstas UK) ibid.
20,756. I feel like I’ve gone down in the ranks since he’s come. (GBH Films & Gangstas: Skinheads) This is England 2006 starring Thomas Turgoose & Joe Gilgun & Jo Hartley & Andrew Shimm & Vicky McClure & Stephen Graham & Rosamund Hanson & Andrew Ellis & Perry Benson & Frank Harper et al, director Shane Meadows, young gang member
20,757. That’s what this nation’s been built on – proud men … So we can stick our fucking flag in the ground and say, Yeah, this is England. (GBH Films & England & Skinheads) ibid. Combo
20,758. Our country has been stolen from under our noses. (GBH Films & England & Skinheads) ibid. NF bloke
118,763. Magistrate: You were a constant truant at school. A failure it seems. You’ve been before the court on numerous occasions … It’s a long depressing list. Are you not ashamed of yourself?
Trevor: No. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London & Gangstas: Skinheads) Made in Britain 1982 starring Tim Roth & Bill Stewart & Geoffrey Hutchings & Terry Richards & Eric Richard & Sean Chapman & Christopher Fulford et al, director, Roth in court
118,764. You’re gonna have to step into line. And you gonna have to cooperate. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London & Gangstas: Skinheads) ibid. assessment superintendent
118,765. I’ll say what I want to say. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London & Gangstas: Skinheads) ibid. Roth
118,766. It’s your fucking world, mate. Not mine. You can stick it up your ass. I don’t want it. (GBH Films & Gangstas: London & Gangstas: Skinheads) ibid.
118,767. They lie and they fucking cheat all the way. They just think they’re being honest cause they swallowed the bollocks they’ve been handed. They’ve been conned. (GBH Films & Honesty & Gangstas: London & Gangstas: Skinheads) ibid.