The young Johnnies from Christchurch in New Zealand released this, their only EP, in 1982 in and edition of 500 copies, and the title track is about Johnny Chanley who used to roadie for this amazing bandÂ and who died under sort of mysterious circumcisions.
The 4 boys in the brigade had no sympathy for the oi movement, and neither for the skinhead nazi scene that started to show it’s ugly head all over the western world at around that time, and for that I thank them. It’s still OK to shave your head, wear boots and braces, but as soon as you start to groove to the music with a stiff right arm you’re no friend of mine. I don’t want no oppression, no war, no government, just Jonnarchy, piss and EQ-quality! There there!