Cock Sparrer

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Cock Sparrer is a punk rock band formed in 1972 in the East End of London, England. Although they have never enjoyed commercial success, they are considered one of the most influential street punk bands of all time, helping pave the way for the late-1970s punk scene and the Oi! subgenre. Their songs have been covered by many punk, Oi!, and hardcore bands.

Their style was influenced by pub rock, glam rock and raw 1960s beat music as delivered by bands like the Small Faces and The Who. Their lyrics mostly dealt with topics related to the daily lives of working class people. Their name derives from their original name, Cock Sparrow, a Cockney term of familiarity.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Shock Troops Cock Sparrer 8
1984 Running Riot in '84 Cock Sparrer 4
1987 True Grit Cock Sparrer 1
1993 Shock Troops / Running Riot in 84 Cock Sparrer 1
1994 Guilty as Charged Cock Sparrer 3
1997 Two Monkeys Cock Sparrer 4
1999 Chip on My Shoulder Cock Sparrer 1
2002 Running Riot in '84 / Live and Loud Cock Sparrer 1
2007 Here We Stand Cock Sparrer 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Rarities Cock Sparrer 2
1994 Rumours Carry More Weight Than Fact: The Best of Cock Sparrer Cock Sparrer 2
1997 Bloody Minded: The Best of Cock Sparrer Cock Sparrer 1
1997 England Belongs to Me Cock Sparrer 3
2004 The Best of Cock Sparrer Cock Sparrer 1
2006 The Decca Years Cock Sparrer 2
2012 40 Years Cock Sparrer 1
Diamonds & Pearls Cock Sparrer 1
The Best Of Cock Sparrer 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Live and Loud!! Cock Sparrer 3
1993 Live and Loud!! Cock Sparrer / The Business 1
2003 Back Home Cock Sparrer 2
2004 Live: Runnin Riot Across the USA Cock Sparrer 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Runnin' Riot Cock Sparrer 1
1977 We Love You Cock Sparrer 1
1982 England Belongs to Me Cock Sparrer 2
2007 Too Late Cock Sparrer 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Run Away Cock Sparrer 1

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