Oi Polloi

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anarcho punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland

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Oi Polloi are a punk rock band from Scotland that formed around 1981. Starting as an Oi! band, they are now generally more associated with the anarcho-punk genre. The band has become notable for their contributions to the Scottish Gaelic punk subgenre. The name probably comes from the Greek expression "Οι πολλοί" and it is a pun on the phrase hoi polloi meaning "the masses" or "the common people".

The band has gone through about 50 members since their formation, and their only permanent member has been vocalist Deek Allen, who has also been involved in Gaelic-language television. The band has included punks and skinheads. The members have been supporters of Anti-Fascist Action and Earth First!, and they use the motto "No Compromise in Defence of Our Earth," which is an adaptation of Earth First!'s motto. They support direct action in defence of the environment, hunt sabotage and resistance against racism, sexism, homophobia, fascism and imperialism.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Unlimited Genocide A.O.A. / Oi Polloi 1
1987 Skins 'n' Punks, Volume Two Oi Polloi / Betrayed 1
1987 Unite and Win Oi Polloi 4
1990 In Defence of Our Earth Oi Polloi 3
1999 Fuaim Catha Oi Polloi 2
2002 Outraged by the System Oi Polloi 1
2006 Total Resistance to the Fucking System Oi Polloi 2
2006 Ar Ceòl, Ar Cànan, Ar-a-mach Oi Polloi 4 3
2012 Dùisg! Oi Polloi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Outraged by the Atomic Menace Oi Polloi 1
1995 Fight Back! Oi Polloi 1
1995 Total Anarchoi: The Live and Studio Collection Oi Polloi 3
2001 Six of the Best Oi Polloi 2
2006 Pigs for Slaughter Oi Polloi 1
2010 SS Politician Oi Polloi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 To Resist Is Our Duty When Injustice Is Law Oi Polloi 2
2003 Alive and Kicking Oi Polloi 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Resist the Atomic Menace Oi Polloi 2
1988 Outrage Oi Polloi 1
1991 Omnicide.... Oi Polloi 1
1994 Guilty Oi Polloi 1
1994 Oi Polloi Oi Polloi 1
1994 Oi Polloi / Blownapart Bastards Oi Polloi / Blownapart Bastards 1
1996 Punx 'N' Skins EP Oi Polloi 1
1999 Let the Boots Do the Talking Oi Polloi 1
1999 T.H.C. Oi Polloi 1
2003 Carson? Oi Polloi 1
2007 Mind the Bollocks Oi Polloi 1
2010 Cyklopen Oi Polloi / Kansalaistottelemattomuus 1
2011 Oi Polloi / Appalachian Terror Unit Appalachian Terror Unit / Oi Polloi 2
2014 Multiple Oi-Gasm Oi Polloi 1
2015 Oi Polloi / Common Enemy Oi Polloi / Common Enemy 1

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