Charlton Boys (Import)
Released on October 20, 2011
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The Charlton Boys e.p. is a ‘love letter’ to the past that also looks forward to the Gonads’ future. The five track vinyl gem is dedicated to the memory of Chris Slattery, RIP, who was one of the first skinheads at Charlton Athletics’ ground, The Valley in the late 1960s, and an all-round top boy.
The title track is a celebration of our loyal CAFC following and Gal’s own memories of the Old Covered End in the 1970s.
‘Backstreet Army’ is about skinheads, the working class cult which was spawned in South London from a marriage of English and Jamaican street styles. Skinheads can now be found the world over: mistrusted, feared, misunderstood, but never beaten.
‘Indestructible Wolves’ is a taste of our newer songs which we are writing for the studio album we will record after Greater Hits Volume 2 is released next year.
‘Warriors’ is homage to the great Thin Lizzy, who was another childhood influence on all of us. And ‘Valley Floyd Road’ should have been a Ska song but we went a bit nuts in the studio and it turned out punkabilly! But that’s the Gonads for you. Nothing we do goes entirely to plan. We blame the beer. Prost! The Gonad supports the Oi! Against Racism campaign.