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Cock Sparrer Cover Song Week (MONDAY): Bouncing Souls, Dead Pets, Tankard cover “We’re Coming Back”

This year marks a whopping 40-year milestone for the British punk/oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer, who got their start in London in the early 70’s, years before bands like the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones got their start. Departing from our regular random cover song posts, this week we’ll feature a whole collection of songs that are covered off of all the band’s albums; from their 1977 debut self-titled album through their most recent release from 2007 “Here We Stand.”

Today’s track “We’re Coming Back” first appeared on the band’s 1983 record “Shock Troops,” their most popular album to date. Click here to listen to the original and other renditions by Bouncing Souls, Tankard, and The Dead Pets.



Rancid and Cock Sparrer announce split 7-inch

As you may know by now, Rancid are celebrating their 20th anniversary and are playing a few shows in San Francisco with British Oi! legends Cock Sparrer, who are celebrating their own 40th anniversary!

To commemorate the occasion, the bands have teamed up for an ultra-limited edition red vinyl 7-inch collaboration. The album features the Rancid track “East Bay Night” and the Cock Sparrer track “England Belongs To Me.” You can view it to the left, or click here to see it in larger form.

As of now, the release will only be available at the shows, but we’ll keep you posted on if/when it’ll be available to the masses.



Random Cover Song: Bouncing Souls – “We’re Coming Back” (Cock Sparrer)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today we’ve got Bouncing Souls covering “We’re Coming Back” by the iconic English punk/early oi group Cock Sparrer. The song appears off of the band’s BYO Records Split with Anti-Flag. If you haven’t heard of the BYO Split series, they feature awesome bands like NOFX, Rancid, Hot Water Music, Swingin’ Utters, and more covering each other’s (and other band’s) songs. Check out the Wiki page for a full listing of releases.

To listen to the cover as well as the original, click here.



Cock Sparrer re-issue all albums on vinyl

It was a little over a year ago that we reported on the re-issue on vinyl of Cock Sparrer‘s entire discography. Well folks, it seems the wait is over. Here’s what the boys in the band had to say about this re-release.

Our good friends over at PIRATES PRESS in the USA have re-issued our entire back catalogue on vinyl. In their usual style they’ve done us proud with the quality of the releases. There’s standard vinyl, coloured vinyl and deluxe slip cases. Something for everyone and definitely something for the collectors to get excited over!!! The highlight has to be the 2 BoxSets (ESSENTIALS and ESSENTIALS LIVE) You get EVERYTHING we’ve everdone plus Books, Badges, Posters etc etc – amazing!!!!

So Oi! fans – what are you waiting for?! Head here for more information on the re-releases from one of the great icons of punk/oi! music.



Cock Sparrer to re-release discography

book_cocksparrerThe lads at Pirates Press Records have just announced some big news for Oi! fans.  The label has plans to re-release several of Cock Sparrer‘s legendary albums in the near future. According to the Pirates Press website:

Pirates Press Records is thrilled to announce that we have some more amazing releases and re-releases coming down the pipe from CockSParrer in 2010. We have secured the licensing for SHOCK TROOPS, RUNNIN’ RIOT 84, and basically all the rest of the amazing Sparrer catalog, and we will be bringing it all to you REMASTERED in an array of extremely high quality vinyl-only collectors editions in the coming year. Stay tuned for more info & preorder dates.

Be sure to check out drummer Steve Bruce’s book “Best Seat In The House – The Cock Sparrer Story”, in stores March 2010.



Steve Bruce of Cock Sparrer is to publish book, “Best Seat In The House-the Cock Sparrer Story”

book_cocksparrerDrummer Steve Bruce from Cock Sparrer, one of the most influential Oi! bands in history, will be publishing “Best Seat In The House – the Cock Sparrer Story, ” a book about his life with the band. The book is currently in the production stages, but will be out on March 29th 2010.

The book promises to be packed with rare photographs, memorabilia, flyers, tour diaries, contributions from fans and, of course, a blow by blow account of the band from its origins, right up to the present day. The book is also said to include an amazing foreword by Lars Fredriksen of Rancid (love this guy).

Take a look at the Full Story page for more details.