Skullhead

Skullhead

 

History

Skullhead started out in 1984 Consett, north-east England as Skullhead UK as an Oi! band singing patriotic lyrics. The bands founder Kevin Turner later said in 1987 that he started the band as a reaction to the murder of a close friend, Peter Mathewson. The band soon dropped the UK and became Skullhead.

In 1985 the band joined the National Front’s White Noise Club (W.N.C.) and became a major Rock Against Communism (R.A.C.) band. When the first album White Warrior was released in 1987. By now, many other British RAC bands had left the NF White Noise Club and had joined the independently run Blood & Honour organisation. Kev and the band remained true to the WNC till the very end.

With elements of Oi!, Rock n’ Roll, and Heavy Metal, their sound was very unique for the time and culture. Their lyrics were not openly racist or did not have overt national socialist lyrics, they sang about the pride of being British, about the Nordic Gods and against capitalism and communism.

The line up in 1988 was Kev Turner vocals, Tim Ward on guitar, Nick Shaw on drums, and Spin Browne on bass. After releasing two albums Odin’s Law in 1989 and Cry of Pain in 1991 the band dissolved.

After becoming inactive in the white power skinhead scene, Kev Turner became a tattoo artist and techno music MC under the name MC Techno T and has more recently become a Buddist.

In 2002 Kev Turner and a new band lineup of Skullhead did however release the album Return to Thunder at which many hoped to see the band return fully to playing live RAC gigs. They did a brief concert tour of Germany, Switzerland, and Slovakia. Nevertheless the band werent skinheads now and Kev Turner stated the band was nothing more than a patriotic rock band and music was more important than politics. Many saw this as a money-making pseudo return.

The bands forth album was an unofficial release of no new material under the band name RagnarokOriginally there was a Skullhead release called Victory Or Valhalla which was itself a 1994 5-track EP. For some reason ISD Records unofficially released this CD album featuring those original 5 tracks followed by various tracks from Skullhead under the name Ragnarok. There was no new material recorded, just singles and demos added to make up a CD.

 

Discography

Official Productions
1987 – White Warrior – United Records – SKULL 1 – LP – UK
1990 – Odin’s Law – United Records – SKULL 2 – LP – UK
1990 – Look Ahead / Blame the Bosses – Street Rock´n´Roll – SR 035 – 7″ single
1990 – Townmoor Festival / Rose of England – Street Rock´n´Roll – SR 036 – 7″ single
1991 – A Cry of Pain – United Records – SKULL 3 – LP
1991 – A Cry of Pain – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 133 – CD
1991 – Odin’s Law – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 121 – Germany – CD
1991 – White Warrior – Rock-O-Rama Records – RCD 154 – CD
1994 – Victory or Valhalla – Rebelles Européens – RE 33 43 94 – mini 12″ LP
1995 – Victory or Valhalla – ISD Records – CD
2002 – Return to Thunder – Backstreetnoise – CD

Live Albums and Bootlegs
???? – White Warrior/ Odin’s law/ a cry of pain – Bootleg – 3 CD – Box
???? – Victory or Valhalla – ??? – CD

Split
1988 – Skullhead & Palazard – We Want the Airwaves – White Noise Records – WNR 001 – 12″ EP
1989 – Violent Storm & Skullhead – Third Way – Counter Culture Records (UK) – 7″ EP CCR1
1996 – Skullhead & Dirlewanger – Live in Brandenburg 1992 – NS Records – CD

Samplers
… nach 30 Jahren – Lieder aus der RAC-Ära – Teil 2 (04. Murdered by scum)
Best of Patria Vol. 1 (10. The barking of the dogs)
Best of Patria Vol. 2 (02. Memories)
Blood & Honour – Britain awake! (04. Rock’n Roll resistance)
Blood & Honour Vol.1 (06. Push on (Demo Version), 16. Hang the IRA (Demo Version))
Gods of War vol. 3 + 4 (18. Skinhead Rock Band)
Harte Zeiten, Harte Pflichten Vol. I (10. The barkening of the dogs)
Harte Zeiten, Harte Pflichten Vol. II (02. Memories)
Harte Zeiten, Harte Pflichten Vol. VI (09. Voletide)
No Surrender Vol. IV (07. Yuletide, 08. Memories)
PC Records Promo Sampler (22. Walk with us)
Rock Nord Kollektions CD 2006 (15. Rose of England)
White Resistance Vol. 2 (01. Rock`n`Roll Resistance, 02. Fighting for Victory)

 

Track Lists

White Warrior
01. White Warrior (3:54)
02. No One Cares (4:04)
03. Murdered By Scum (2:15)
04. Red Plague (2:34)
05. Police State (2:58)
06. Politics Of The Street (2:59)
07. Mindless Violence (2:46)
08. What You Gonna Do? (3:53)
09. Argentine Oppression (3:43)
10. We Don’T Fight (2:25)
11. R.M.P. (4:35)
12. Unity (4:20)
13. British Pride (3:43)
14. White Warrior Ii (4:58)

Also released on CD with the same tracks.

Odin’s Law
01. Odin’s Law (4:05)
02. Townmoor Festival (4:18)
03. Rose Of England (5:23)
04. He’S Red (3:21)
05. The Way It Is (4:47)
06. Stormtrooper (3:46)
07. ANC (2:45)
08. Patriotic Pain (3:59)
09. Chaos (1:39)
10. Last Chance (5:29)

Also released on CD with the same tracks.

A Cry Of Pain
01. Rock´N´Roll Resistance (4:39)
02. Breeding Centre (3:24)
03. Absent Friends (4:05)
04. Fighting For Victory (3:34)
05. Cry Of Pain (4:52)
06. We Ain’T Going To The Wall (3:26)
07. I Can See The Valkyrie (3:43)
08. Silver Machine (4:47)
09. The Warning (5:23)
10. The Barking Of The Dogs (3:00)

Also released on CD with the same tracks.

Victory or Valhalla LP
01. Victory Or Valhalla (3:33)
02. The Voyage (3:31)
03. Wild And Free (4:51)
04. Wish The Lads Were Here (3:02)
05. Good Times (5:01)

This is a 5 track EP originally made from a 4 track recording.

Victory or Valhalla

01. Victory (3:33)
02. The Voyage (3:31)
03. Wild And Free (4:51)
04. Wish The Lads Were Here (3:02)
05. Good Times (5:01)
06. Look Ahead (5:00)
07. White Slag (3:45)
08. Last Chance (5:47)
09. Skinhead Rock Band (4:42)
10. Gillbridge Blues (3:02)
11. Blame The Bosses (4:11)
12. Green And Pleasant Land (3:12)
13. Push On (3:33)
14. Murder Can Never Be Right (2:54)
15. Yuletide (4:01)
16. Memories (4:26)

See Ragnarok for further information.

Return to Thunder
01. Return To Thunder (4:38)
02. Robots Rebellion (3:18)
03. No Holding Back (3:57)
04. Walk With Us (3:26)
05. The Wild Hunt (3:50)
06. Smack Head (3:17)
07. Good While It Lasted (3:44)
08. Magnus Waggeg (5:16)
09. Good Time (4:24)
10. Wild N Free (5:15)
11. Victory Or Valhalla (2:50)

Skullhead & Violent Storm – Third way

Skullhead
01. Blame the Bosses

Violent Storm
02. Celtic Warrior
03. Unemployed Voice

Skullhead & Palazard – We want the Airwaves

Skullhead
01. Look ahead

Palazard
02. Red Light Runaway

Skullhead & Dirlewanger – Live in Brandenburg 1992

Skullhead
01. Intro (2:16)
02. Odin’s Law (3:54)
03. Unity (4:00)
04. White Warrior (3:52)
05. Rock’n’Roll Resistance (4:38)
06. Wild and free (6:50)
07. He’s red (3:57)

Dirlewanger
08. Stronger than ever (5:00)
09. White Power Rock’n’Roll (4:38)
10. Remember him (4:03)
11. Messenger of Darkness (Intro) (1:02)
12. Messenger of Darkness (2:37)
13. Things I remember (5:53)
14. Die young (3:36)

Skullhead & Dirlewanger
13. White Power (2:14)

Skullhead
14. Chaos (3:09)