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Oi Polloi

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"Oi Polloi" are an anarcho-punk band from Scotland that formed around 1981, also notable for their contributions to the Scottish Gaelic punk sub-genre.

Oi Polloi's first studio recording was a demo entitled ''Destroi the System'', which is believed to have been released in 1984 or 1985. After the now defunct music weekly ''Sounds'' gave their previous home-recorded demo a favourable review, demand increased for gigs further afield. A second studio demo, ''Green Anarchoi'' followed before the release of the first vinyl offering, ''Resist the Atomic Menace''. The line-up of the group has starred an impressive fifty members since their formation, making up the countless incarnations of the band. The band is currently based in Scotland.

The band holds a political view which some call ultra-hardline ecologism, with the motto "No compromise in defence of our earth". They support direct action in defence of the environment, and endorse resistance against racialism, fascism and imperialism. They are considered by many to be one of the premier faces of anarcho-punk. They have recently started singing in Sc...

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