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Skrewdriver was originally an apolitical band that upon their second release took a turn into centered music. They formed in Poulton-le-Fylde, England in 1976 by and guitarist Ian Stuart Donaldson. They became one of the first rock bands, playing a leading role in the () movement. Ian’s death in September 1993 ended the group.

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Ian Stuart Donaldson, formerly of The Rolling Stones band Tumbling Dice, formed Skrewdriver after seeing the Sex Pistols in Manchester. Skrewdriver at first had a punk appearance, but they changed their image into a look in 1977. They also temporarily had a rocker/biker look, around the time they released the EP Built Up Knocked Down. In 1978, Donaldson moved to Salford, where he recruited guitarist Glenn Jones and drummer Martin Smith. This lineup toured extensively, but many venues were reluctant to book the band because of their reputation as a violent skinhead band attracting audience fights.

Performing largely for a skinhead fan-base, the first versions of the band released one album and two singles on the Chiswick label. This version of the band split up in January 1979 after a concert in Warrington, but Donaldson resurrected the name Skrewdriver in 1982 using new musicians. Several past individuals associated with the group, many of them politically left-wing or centrist, have condemned the latter far right incarnation.

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  • shekelstein

    remember the 6 gorillion

    Yesterday 11:49am Reply
  • Angelight2012

    real ass nigga music

    25 Jan 4:00am Reply
  • ShockSlogans

    Why do Skrewdriver have a song called "jailbait"? Was Ian a paedo?

    4 Jan 1:00am Reply
  • I-0-I

    All reds\\communists must move to North Korea

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ShockSlogans

    I liked Skrewdriver better when they had Divine as their lead singer.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • stanbaim

    похуй на нациков и антифа, но музло этих вайтпавиров какое-то унылое и неинтересное.

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SilentDerp

    AYY

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SilentDerp

    Rock Against Communism! 124 membres

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SilentDerp

    Anti Nazis 2 077 membres

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • surdite

    everyone's retarded here

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lemountain

    If if ever have a bad day just remember Ian is dead.

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Oates_Moustache

    still can't quite believe mark radcliffe used to drum for them

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • darkgnome

    Starting out as idiots and turning into bigger idiots (y)

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Tal_Kuper

    Stupid Nazzies acting like 5 years old kindergarden childs and singing about nonsense boolshit

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • K1xoblan

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    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    Y do all yall rasiss ass crakkkaz hab tah make thangz so gawd dayum hard on yoselvez? U keep puttin da BlaC men down lak we iz a bunch uv animalz! Sho! We may B da onez dat B doin da most crime,rape,stealin,an all da otha shieet lak dat! But all da thangz we B doin iz juss cuz dat B part uv our culsha yo! We iz all equalz an shieet! Yall need tah stop hatin an stop bein rasiss! I dunt C yall crakkkaz B hatin on us niggaz foe anywayz! We iz sum gewd peepz yo! Juss look at all da great thangz us niggaz dun inventedz..we built da mufukkin pyramidz,we inventedz peanut buttaz,da rap muzik,uhhhhh... moe peanut butta! Whurr would all yall crakkkaz B wiffout dat shieet? [7]

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • chuche7787

    where can I find out more stuff about this part: "Several past individuals associated with the group, many of them politically left-wing or centrist, have condemned the latter far right incarnation."?

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HoxtonTom

    V I think that song is from the romper stomper soundtrack and just mistagged as being skrewdriver instead

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    The music generally was great at first and lowered in quality as time went on, but their white power stuff from a semi-objective level was rather good in musical / instrumental terms, just with shitty lyrics. Then it went downhill hard.

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Stuart basically ran out of steam as he got older, which isn't really a surprise. And it's still bullshit to say that he was murdered. It was a car accident. Period.

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
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