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Playlist of Blaggers ITA

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  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Abandon Ship on The Word

    3:16

    Their classic appearance on The Word, where trendy twats desperately tried to dance to them.

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  • Blaggers ITA - Abandon Ship

    4:54

    An old tune, but quality. Just an audio replacement for better quality.

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  • Blaggers ITA - Oxygen

    4:13

    open up the history books, let's go back in time
    turn another page, read another lie
    we've been fit up and shut up by what's been said
    I wanna put a bullet in society's head
    I've all the hate of a slave ship inside
    asking questions it's a hobby of mine
    I feel like the real prophet of rage
    but it's hard to kick off from a psycological cage

    time's up, time's up, time's up, time , time
    time's up, time's up, time , time
    Time's up

    there's a piper in Hamelin and a piper in Rio
    and he's taking all the kids but now it's for real
    he's still outta tune and he's still outta time
    he's the devil's disciple leading the blind
    what can justify this social crisis
    what can justify this urban decay
    I'm calling collect to a corpse called britain
    when I look around I know something's missing

    time's up, time's up, time's up, time , time
    time's up, time's up, time , time
    Time's up

    Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen, Oxygen

    Alright!

    time's up, time's up, time's up, time , time
    time's up, time's up, time , time
    Time's up

    I wanna talk about those who died
    I wanna talk about those burried alive
    inmates of a system we are all deprived
    by state machinery digging our graves
    and I clearly understand that I might not live
    but it's gone to far now to forgive
    we've got dumb dumbs in power and dumb dumbs trained on us
    but the real dumb dumbs just don't make a fuss

    oxygen

    those who don't defend themselves die
    those who don't die are burried alive
    in the prisons, in the reform schools
    in the slums of workingclass districts
    in the stone coffins in the new housing developments
    in the crowded kindergardens & schools
    in the brand new kitchens and bedrooms
    filled with fancy furniture bought on credit

    My life's on credit

  • Blaggers ITA

    5:39

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  • Blaggers ITA - Guns Of Brixton

    15:23

    BLAGGERS I.T.A
    British Punk Rock / Streetpunk / Rapcore
    Band from London / England founded in
    1988. This EP is from their later rapcore
    phase. Released by Disinformation ‎Records
    (P) 1995

    01. Guns Of Brixton 00:00
    02. Joyrider On The Road To Basra 03:15
    03. Thrill Her With A Gun 07:25
    04. Dairy Thief 11:28

    Matty Blagg / Christy Vocals
    Steve Serious Guitar
    Matt Vinyl Bass
    Carlos Keyboards / Sampler
    Jason Drums

    Matty 'Blagg' Roberts (1964 - 2000)


  • Blaggers ITA - The Way To Die

    2:29

    Phoenix Festival 1994 - Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

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  • Blaggers Ita 1994 09 06 Bad Karma @ The Beat

    3:59

    new videos added everyday from my own collection / I don't intend to infringe any copyright : please contact me and I will remove immediately any litigious content, thank you. My email address is on the about section of my homepage. This account is not monetized, I don't intend to make money with it. YouTube places ads sometimes and they pay the copyright owners of my videos with it.

  • Blaggers ITA Bad Karma

    3:22

    Blaggers ITA Bad Karma - live at Phoenix Festival

  • Blaggers ITA - The Way We Operate

    5:08

    One of the best bands to come out of Britain in the past few decades. The Blaggers(aka Blaggers ITA) mixed classic Punk like The Clash(both in sound and sociopolitical lyrics), hip-hop, Oi, reggae, etc. This is a perfect example of how amazing they were, taken from their 1993 album, United Colours of Blaggers ITA. Sadly, singer Matty Blagg(RIP) died of an overdose in February of 2000, although the rest of the band have reformed and continue to perform, particularly at benefits for the Independent Working Class Association and at benefits for various Antifa groups.

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  • Blaggers ITA - The Hits

    4:20

    Parlophone Records (1994) from album 'Bad Karma'

  • BLAGGERS ITA - ABANDON SHIP

    4:53

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  • Blaggers ITA - Thrill Her With A Gun

    4:07

    Damaged Goods single released by Blaggers ITA in 1995. Also features on Volume 21 of Indie Top 20.
    Created with

  • Blaggers ITA - Bad Karma

    3:45

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  • BLAGGERS ITA @ Uni Mensa, Göttingen 1993

    5:24

    It`s Up To You

  • Blaggers ITA - Thats Where It Ends

    5:10

    One of the best bands to come out of Britain in the past few decades. The Blaggers(aka Blaggers ITA) mixed classic Punk like The Clash(both in sound and sociopolitical lyrics), hip-hop, Oi, reggae, etc. This is a perfect example of how amazing they were, taken from their 1993 album, United Colours of Blaggers ITA, with classic opening sample from Public Enemy and amazing guest spot/spoken word piece by Mensi of The Angelic Upstarts. Sadly, singer Matty Blagg(RIP) died of an overdose in February of 2000, although the rest of the band have reformed and continue to perform, particularly at benefits for the Independent Working Class Association and at benefits for various Antifa groups.

  • Blaggers ITA - Mantrap

    4:10

    Single from the Bad Karma album.

  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Oxygen

    3:19

    Blaggers I.T.A. - Oxygen (live in Edinburgh 3.12.1994)

  • Blaggers ITA - Guns of Brixton 1994

    3:15

    Artist: Blaggers ITA
    Album: Mantrap
    Released: 1994

    Blaggers ITA (formerly The Blaggers) were a British punk rock band founded in 1988. Main vocalist Matty 'Blagg' Roberts had previously fronted Oi! band Complete Control, who released an LP on Oi! Records in 1985 while original second vocalist Tim 'Bilko' (aka 'Teething') Wells had previously been in the band Anti Social Workers, who released an album on Mad Professor's Ariwa label in 1983. Blaggers ITA were noted for their strong anti-fascist and left wing lyrics and activism.

    Although the band initially played in a generic Oi! style, they later added a trumpet player and incorporated influences from hip hop and electronic dance music, including sampling, and added the letters ITA to their name (In The Area), inspired by Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound Records.

  • blaggers ITA skateboard bob

    2:31

  • BLAGGERS I.T.A. - bad karma

    3:26

    the blaggers from the legendary show THE BEAT

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  • Blaggers ITA 1994 09 28 The Way To Die @ The Beat

    2:53

    check for more on my homepage or coming next / new videos added everyday from my own collection / NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED : please contact me and I will remove immediately any litigious content, thank you. My email address is on the about section of my homepage. This account is not monetized, I don't intend to make money with it. YouTube places ads sometimes and they pay the copyright owners of my videos with it.

  • Blaggers ITA- Dairy Thief

    3:55

    From Guns Of Brixton ep 1995
    Baggy sound!

  • Blaggers ITA - Guns Of Brixton

    6:30

    Blaggers ITA - Guns Of Brixton
    B1 of Blaggers ITA - Mantrap 12 (1994)

  • Blaggers ITA - Emergency

    6:00

    One of the best bands to come out of Britain in the past few decades. The Blaggers(aka Blaggers ITA) mixed classic Punk like The Clash(both in sound and sociopolitical lyrics), hip-hop, Oi, reggae, etc. This is a perfect example of how amazing they were, taken from their 1991 EP, Blaggamuffin, with classic homage to Sham 69's If The Kids Are United and The Angelic Upstarts Kids On The Street. Sadly, singer Matty Blagg(RIP) died of an overdose in February of 2000, although the rest of the band have reformed and continue to perform, particularly at benefits for the Independent Working Class Association and at benefits for various Antifa groups.

  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Its Up To You

    2:07

    Time is now - It's up to you

  • Blaggers ITA - Victory To The ANC

    4:01

    The African National Congress (ANC) was founded as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in 1912 to increase the rights of the black South African population.
    Political apartheid ended in 1994. Did the injustice stop? Watch this:

    Blaggers ITA (formerly The Blaggers) were a British Oi!/punk and agitpop band founded in 1988 and active until the mid-1990s. Vocalist Matty 'Blagg' Roberts had previously fronted Oi! band Complete Control who released an LP on Oi! Records. Blaggers ITA were noted for their strong anti-fascist and left wing lyrics and activism.
    Although the band initially played in a generic Oi! style, they later added a trumpet player and incorporated influences from hip hop and electronic dance music, including sampling, and added the letters ITA to their name (In The Area.)
    The band had close links with Anti Fascist Action (AFA), donating money to the organisation and promoting its ideology. The band's support for revolutionary politics and AFA, along with their earlier association with the Oi! scene, meant that in the early 1990s they became a target of neo-Nazi groups such as Combat 18.
    In 1993 they signed a record deal with EMI and enjoyed some commercial success with three minor hit singles. Stresss and Oxygen benefitted from promotional videos, while Abandon Ship saw an appearance on The Word.
    The record deal resulted in criticism from some individuals in the independent music scene due to EMI's former links with the arms trade and because EMI was seen as a large corporation dominating the music industry. In a debate strongly echoed four years later in the case of Chumbawamba, the band justified the move with the argument that it is pointless having a political message that can only reach a small number of people; they also argued that the deal gave the band more money to spend on political causes.
    In the summer of 1993, during a tour with The Manic Street Preachers a journalist from the Melody Maker was given a slap for calling singer Matty Blag a fascist and saying the bands methods and imagery was no different to the British Movement. The band were blacklisted by most of the mainstream music press & in 1994 EMI dropped the band.
    Shortly afterwards Matty Blagg left the band, which for a short time continued without him. Blagg died in February 2000.

  • Blaggers ITA - Abandon Ship

    3:12

    Blaggers ITA - Abandon Ship (live on The Word tv show).

  • The Way We Operate

    5:07

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    The Way We Operate (Single) · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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  • Thats Where It Ends

    5:11

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    That's Where It Ends · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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  • Blaggers i t a Abandon Ship The Word 1994

    3:26

  • Blaggers ITA live

    5:56

    A small Club in Espelkamp Germany. Early 1990s

  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Guns Of Brixton

    3:16



    When they kick out your front door /
    How you gonna come? /
    With your hands on your head /
    Or on the trigger of your gun
    /
    When the law break in /
    How you gonna go? /
    Shot down on the pavement /
    Or waiting in death row /
    /
    You can crush us /
    You can bruise us /
    But you'll have to answer to /
    Oh, Guns of Brixton
    /
    The money feels good /
    And your life you like it well /
    But surely your time will come /
    As in heaven, as in hell
    /
    You see, he feels like Ivan /
    BORN under the Brixton sun /
    His game is called survivin' /
    At the end of the harder they come
    /
    You know it means no mercy /
    They caught him with a gun /
    No need for the Black Maria /
    Goodbye to the Brixton sun
    /
    You can crush us /
    You can bruise us /
    But you'll have to answer to /
    Oh-the guns of Brixton
    /
    When they kick out your front door /
    How you gonna come? /
    With your hands on your head /
    Or on the trigger of your gun /
    /
    You can crush us /
    You can bruise us /
    And even shoot us /
    But oh- the guns of Brixton
    /
    Shot down on the pavement /
    Waiting in death row /
    His game was survivin' /
    As in heaven as in hell /
    /
    You can crush us /
    You can bruise us /
    But you'll have to answer to /
    Oh, the guns of Brixton

  • BLAGGERS I.T.A. Nation

    3:41

    Blaggers ITA Nation from the Bad Karma LP.

  • Guns of Brixton - The Blaggers ita

    3:23

  • Emergency

    6:01

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    Emergency · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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  • The Blaggers - Self Released Cassette Tape - 1988

    11:46

    The Blaggers were a band that I saw several times in the late eighties and early nineties.

    This, a self-produced cassette tape, was the band’s first release, and was recorded in a recording studio on Midland Road in Leyton, East London in 1988.

    The Blaggers line up for these four tracks, was Matty Blag and Bilko as the duo vocalists, Steve Serious on guitar, Matt Vinyl on bass, and Jez the Jester on the drums.

    The band’s sound during this time was inspired by the Ruts, Angelic Upstarts (who The Blaggers supported at the very start of their gigging career) and Stiff Little Fingers. Throw a heap of early eighties Oi! bands into the mix and you can get the idea.

    Jez left the band after a gig at which the band were attacked by fascists and Gab joined on the drums.

    In 1989 after realising that the ‘rock 'n' roll lifestyle’ was not for him, Bilko left the band.

    By 1990, Blaggers ITA (note the added ‘In The Area’ and the lack of 'The') had expanded their line up to include an extra guitarist, a trumpet player and another second singer, Christie whose delivery was a rap-style.

    Blaggers ITA in the early nineties really were a great night out, and I enjoyed many of those nights. The band were a car crash of mixed-up influences. I could hear Conflict, Chumbawumba, and even the Happy Mondays! Public Enemy with guitars!

    Many records were released in the early nineties, including one, a 7” record; ‘The Way We Operate’ released in 1992 on Karen D’s, ‘Fluffy Bunny’ record label.

    I was living along Myddleton Road, Wood Green with Karen D, who was my long time best friend.

    I was around when Matty and other band members would visit to discuss the record.

    Naively though, Karen placed up her parents address on the record sleeve.

    Due to the band's Red Action and Anti-Fascist Action involvement throughout the years, the band were on Combat 18’s radar.

    Cue a couple of creepy late-night visits to Karen’s parents’ home from Combat 18.

    Thankfully, nothing serious occurred, although her parents were rather worried and shook up.

    Matty came around and told us that he will be at the end of the phone if anyone from Combat 18 was causing trouble, and he would drive over (with however many other people that he could fit in a car) as soon as he possibly could when called upon to do so!

    Thankfully all ended up okay for Karen's parents.

    Matty sadly passed on after an overdose in the year 2000.

    Obituary from Red Action magazine April / May 2000

    It was with great sadness that Red Action members learnt of the death, in tragic circumstances, of Matty Roberts or Matty ‘Blag’ as he had become known to friends and the media alike. Although never formally a Red Action member and whilst having drifted out of political circles in recent years. Matty was still regarded with a great deal of affection by his former comrades. The large turnout at Matty’s memorial service, which was attended by representatives of both RA and Anti-Fascist Action, demonstrated his lasting popularity with those who had known him both inside and outside of politics.

    Always a larger-than-life character, Matty’s involvement in politics had begun not on the Left, but on the Far-Right, with membership of the British Movement during his teenage years. Whilst doing one of several spells in Young Offenders institutions however, Matty began to question his flirtation with fascism and left shortly after.

    After encountering Red Action and Anti-Fascist Action, Matty became a highly valued and trusted activist, playing a notable role in many a successful stewarding operation.

    At the same time as playing this covert role, Matty also developed a very public profile as spokesperson, frontman and lead singer with the band he was fundamental to setting up - agit-rockers, the Blaggers ITA. The success of the Blaggers meant they soon went from pub band to being signed by a major recording company, EMI. Always aware of the contradictions of becoming ‘rockstars’, the Blaggers spent the money EMI had provided for a signing-on party for instance, on adverts in the music press highlighting the growth of fascism and the complacency of the Left in Britain.

    The predictably short-lived, media love affair with the Blaggers ended abruptly as they closed ranks, accusing Matty of being involved in a fracas with a journalist who had claimed that the ex-BM leopard had not changed his spots. For an image-based medium, often obsessed with ‘keepin’ it real’ Matty had proved far too authentic, “You can theorise and nit-pick later. We’re in your face and if it offends your middle-class intellectual sensibilities then fuck you!” he told the New Musical Express in 1993.

    Matty is fondly remembered by all his Red Action comrades, who offer our heartfelt condolences to all his family and friends.

    “We’re committed to this cause for life, and it’s about time people stopped sitting around and joined the struggle”.

    Thank you Bilko for the loan of photographs and the cassette tape.

  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Rumblefish

    4:44

    Rumblefish / Death By Cool
    1995

  • Stresss

    3:35

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    Stresss · Blaggers ITA

    Bad Karma

    ℗ 1993 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Composer: Brandon Hodges
    Composer: Carlos Coutinho
    Composer: Jason Cook
    Composer: Matthew Moir
    Composer: Matthew Roberts
    Composer: Neil Robson
    Composer: Stephen Perry

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  • The Blaggers: Bronco Bullfrog Video

    3:31

    Bronco Bullfrog by The Blaggers from the LP On Yer Toez, 1989

  • Blaggers ITA - Hate Generator

    3:41

    One of the best bands to come out of Britain in the past few decades. The Blaggers(aka Blaggers ITA) mixed classic Punk like The Clash(both in sound and sociopolitical lyrics), hip-hop, Oi, reggae, etc. This is a perfect example of how amazing they were, taken from their 1994 album, Bad Karma. Blaggers ITA (formerly The Blaggers) were a British Oi!/punk and agitpop band founded in 1988 and active until the mid 1990s. Vocalist Matty 'Blagg' Roberts had previously fronted Oi! band Complete Control who released an LP on Oi! Records. Blaggers ITA were noted for their strong anti-fascist and left wing lyrics and activism. Although the band initially played in a generic Oi! style, they later added a trumpet player and incorporated influences from hip hop and electronic dance music, including sampling, and added the letters ITA to their name (In The Area.) The band had close links with Anti Fascist Action (AFA), donating money to the organisation and promoting its ideology. The band's support for revolutionary politics and AFA, along with their earlier association with the Oi! scene, meant that in the early 1990s they became a target of neo-Nazi groups such as Combat 18.Sadly, singer Matty Blagg(RIP) died of an overdose in February of 2000, although the rest of the band have reformed and continue to perform, particularly at benefits for the Independent Working Class Association and at benefits for various Antifa groups.

  • Oxygen

    3:10

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    Oxygen · Blaggers ITA

    Bad Karma

    ℗ 1993 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Engineer: Andy Reilly
    Programmer: Simon Duffy
    Composer: Carlos Coutinho
    Composer: Howard Devoto
    Composer: Jason Cook
    Composer: Matthew Moir
    Composer: Matthew Roberts
    Composer: Neil Robson
    Composer: Peter Shelley
    Composer: Stephen Perry

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  • The Way We Operate

    5:10

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    The Way We Operate (X-Tatic Mix) · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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  • Search and Destroy

    2:45

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    Search and Destroy · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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  • House of the Fascist Scum

    2:35

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    House of the Fascist Scum · The Blaggers

    On Yer Toez

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-21

    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black
    Music Publisher: D.R

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  • Blaggers ITA - Guns Of Brixton

    3:16

    Disinformation Records (1995)

  • House of the Fascist Scum

    2:35

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    House of the Fascist Scum · Blaggers Ita

    United Skins

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-21

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Dr
    Composer: Dr

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  • Volume Eleven - Blaggers Ita - Dairy Thief

    3:54

    ELEGANTE COMPILACION -
    MENSAJES DE LOS AÑOS 90 !!!
    Track 5 Volume Eleven

  • Blaggers I.T.A. - Famine Queen

    4:40

  • 1994

    4:29

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    1994 · Blaggers ITA

    Bad Karma

    ℗ 1994 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

    Engineer: Ralph Jezzard
    Composer: Carlos Coutinho
    Composer: Jason Cook
    Composer: Matthew Moir
    Composer: Matthew Roberts
    Composer: Neil Robson
    Composer: Polly Harvey
    Composer: Stephen Perry

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  • The Way to Die

    2:25

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    The Way to Die · Blaggers Ita

    United Colors of Blaggers Ita

    ℗ Mad Butcher Records

    Released on: 2011-10-14

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Author: Matty Black
    Composer: Matty Black

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