Riot Squad

No Potential Threat

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No Potential Threat is the long-awaited reissue of a compilation released (by the Dunk label) in 1984, to mourn the then-recent passing of Riot Squad, one of the most visceral of all the first generation Oi! bands. Compiled from half-a-dozen unreleased recordings dating from the end of the band's career, it was a remarkable tribute to a band that stated their case with their very first slice of vinyl, the still remarkable "Fuck the Tories." From thereon in, Riot Squad enjoyed a short but never less than brutalizing career, with the singles "Riot in the City," "There Ain't No Solution," and the EPs Don't Be Denied and I'm OK, Fuck You all storming the independent charts; a decade later, Anagram gathered these together in the Rondelet Punk Singles Collection, but this latest release leaves that set gasping in its wake. Twenty-one tracks round up the full Riot Squad legacy -- that is, the album, all the singles and EP sides, and a couple of demos as well, plus cuts from the various compilation albums that Riot Squad graced with their presence. Over the years, Captain Oi has garnered an unimpeachable reputation for their treatment of Britain's Oi! heritage. For sheer force of personality and conviction, this set, however, is even better than usual. [Captain Oi reissued No Potential Threat with bonus tracks in 2006.]

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