2010-01-26

Cockney Rejects - Where The Hell Is Babylon


Artist: Cockney Rejects

Song: Where The Hell Is Babylon

Album: Greatest Hits vol.4 (1997) or Back On The Street (2000)

Inspired by the critically reviled working-class punk of Sham 69, the Cockney Rejects helped give voice to the punk subgenre tagged Oi!, partly thanks to the group's 1980 song "Oi! Oi! Oi!" The Rejects' sound was loud, brash, and crudely performed, with an irreverent sense of humor and an inclination towards mindless anarchy that made them appealing to frustrated lower-class youth and,… more

WELL IT'S BEEN ALMOST 20 YEARS AND NOW THEIR BACK. THE COCKNEY REJECTS ARE ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OI BANDS EVER. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET A PIECE OF THAT HISTORY. 16 NEWELY RECORDED CLASSICS THAT ARE SURE TO MAKE YOU WANT TO SHAVE YOUR HEAD AND POLISH UP YOUR BOOTS. IF YOU MISSED IT THE FIRST TIME, THIS IS YOUR REDEMPTION...

I like to think of this as the Rejects' mocking answer to the Ruts' "Babylon's Burning". No time for poetic gibberish, we got a life to live, kind of.

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Where the Hell is Babylon? I wanna go today
But before I leave the house, I've gotta know the way
Where the Hell is Babylon? I've heard it's lots of fun
Can I get there on me bike, or straight up the M1?

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