Skrewdriver

Profile:
UK punk band, active 1976 - 1979, re-formed as an explicitly white supremacist band 1982-1993.

Founded by singer Ian Stuart Donaldson in 1976, the band originally sported a punk look, but, at their label's urging, became skinheads during the second wave of skinheads in England. Skrewdriver became known for attracting violence at their shows and none of their Chiswick releases did very well in the UK charts. They broke up in 1979.

Singer Ian Stuart re-formed the band in 1982 as a clearly White Power neo-Nazi band, with an entirely new, and often revolving lineup. This new version of Skrewdriver became the musical arm of the British National Front and released as their debut album "Hail The New Dawn" in 1984 on the German Rock-O-Rama label. This release not only helped transform the label to a far-right position but effectively invented White Power "hate-rock" and Skrewdriver quickly became a driving force behind the RAC (Rock Against Communism) movement.

In 1993 Ian Stuart died in a car accident.

1977-1979 lineup:
Ian Stuart Donaldson - vocals, Guitar
Kevin "Kev" McKay - bass
Glen Jones - guitar (1976-1977)
Ron Hartley - Guitar (1977)
Phil Walmsley - Guitar (1977-1978)
Martin Smith - drums (1976-1977)
John "Grinny" Grinton - drums (1977-1978)
Mark Radcliffe - drums (1978-1979)

1982 - 1993 lineups:
Ian Stuart Donaldson - vocals, Guitar
Paul Swain - guitar (1984-1987)
Adam Douglas - guitar (1984-1985)
Martin Cross - guitar (1987-1988)
Steve "Stigger" Calladine - guitar (1990-1993)
Steve "Stiv / Iena" Roda - bass (1985-1986)
Mervyn "Big Merv" Shields - bass (1986-1989)
Jon "Smiley / Icky" Hickson - bass (1990-1993)
Scotty - drums (1984-1987)
John Burnley - drums (1987-1991)
Paul "Mushy" Marshall - drums (1991-1993)
Mark French
Geoff Williams
Mark Neeson
Joseph Smith
Murray Holmes
Dave Wane
Colin Smith
Mike French
Andrew Skinner
Ford Freemantle
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Albums

550200 Skrewdriver - All Skrewed Up album art Skrewdriver All Skrewed Up (Album) Chiswick Records, Chiswick Records 550200 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
RRR.46 Skrewdriver - Hail The New Dawn album art Skrewdriver Hail The New Dawn (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR.46 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
RRR 53 Skrewdriver - Blood & Honour album art Skrewdriver Blood & Honour (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 53 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RRR 66, RRR.66 Skrewdriver - White Rider album art Skrewdriver White Rider (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records, Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 66, RRR.66 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
VIK 1 Skrewdriver - We've Got The Power album art Skrewdriver We've Got The Power (Album) Viking Records (2) VIK 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RRR 75 Skrewdriver - After The Fire album art Skrewdriver After The Fire (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 75 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
RRR 85 Skrewdriver - Warlord album art Skrewdriver Warlord (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 85 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RRR 103 Skrewdriver - The Strong Survive album art Skrewdriver The Strong Survive (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 103 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
RRR 109 Skrewdriver - Live And Kicking album art Skrewdriver Live And Kicking (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR 109 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none Skrewdriver - Ritorno A Camelot Vol. 2 - Live S. Giacomo (Vl) 31.08.91 album art Skrewdriver Ritorno A Camelot Vol. 2 - Live S. Giacomo (Vl) 31.08.91 Not On Label none Italy 1991 Sell This Version
RCD 164 Skrewdriver - Freedom What Freedom album art Skrewdriver Freedom What Freedom (Album) Rock-O-Rama Records RCD 164 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ICD-1 Skrewdriver - Hail Victory album art Skrewdriver Hail Victory (Album) ISD Records ICD-1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
ISD004 Skrewdriver - Waterloo Live '92 album art S* Waterloo Live '92 (Album) ISD Records ISD004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
FA-01 Skrewdriver - Studio Demos 1985 album art Skrewdriver Studio Demos 1985 (Album) Get-A-Grip Records FA-01 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
SNIPER CD018 Skrewdriver - Raw Cuts '87 album art Skrewdriver Raw Cuts '87 Get-A-Grip Records SNIPER CD018 Sweden 2019 Sell This Version
GAG 09 Skrewdriver - Live And Loud!! album art Skrewdriver Live And Loud!! Sniper Records GAG 09 Italy 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NS 18 Skrewdriver - Antisocial album art Skrewdriver Antisocial (Single) Chiswick Records NS 18 UK 1977 Sell This Version
NS11 Skrewdriver - You're So Dumb album art Skrewdriver You're So Dumb (Single) Chiswick Records NS11 UK 1977 Sell This Version
TJM 4 Skrewdriver - Built Up, Knocked Down album art Skrewdriver Built Up, Knocked Down(7", EP) TJM Records TJM 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SCREW 1, SKREW 1 Skrewdriver - Back With A Bang! album art Skrewdriver Back With A Bang!(12", Single) Boots & Braces Record Label, Boots & Braces Record Label SCREW 1, SKREW 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
W1N1 Skrewdriver - White Power album art Skrewdriver White Power(7", EP) White Noise Records W1N1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WN2, S83CUS2041 Skrewdriver - Voice Of Britain album art Skrewdriver Voice Of Britain(7", Single) White Noise Records, White Noise Records WN2, S83CUS2041 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RRR47 Skrewdriver - Invasion album art Skrewdriver Invasion (Single) Rock-O-Rama Records RRR47 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SR 039 Skrewdriver - Streetfight (1977) album art Skrewdriver Streetfight (1977) Street Rock N Roll SR 039 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SR 038 Skrewdriver - You're So Dumb album art Skrewdriver You're So Dumb Street Rock N Roll SR 038 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

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squire.douthwaite

squire.douthwaite

August 4, 2021
edited 11 months ago
dont judge unless you lived it.. being a skin in the 80s and going to their early gigs did not make me a racist i enjoyed oi skinhead music.. i also went to see the clash ,angelic upstarts ,the redskins ,the oppressed so maybe im a anti racist communist.. you can enjoy music without buying into the politics or you can from learn from it..an open mind is......
earwax7

earwax7

October 14, 2016
Probably one of the best punk bands from Blackpool ,shame they got into racism ,,,first album was scorching

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