Monday 20 November 2023

The Scunthorpe Yobs - Spirit of '79


  There was an element of confusion in the chatroom when I played today's song on the Just Some Punk Songs show. The listeners were surprised that The Scunthorpe Yobs were a Los Angeles band and also that they featured members of the likes of (amongst others) Bladder Bladder Bladder, Smogtown & The Generators. I did my best to clear up that confusion by showing them a blog post from 2014 in which I mentioned Bladder Bladder Bladder had originally formed in England before relocating to LA (

  Anyway, what we get now, following on from Bladder Bladder Bladder, is "Scunthorpe's premier OI band....The Scunthorpe Yobs.....reflecting life on the streets of Lincolnshire's popular seaside resort." Just from sunnier climes.

  The band have recently released a debut album, it's titled We Are The Yobs, and it's been picked up by No Front Teeth Records for a vinyl release. 

  If you're into old school street anthems you'll love the album. It's a dozen tuneful ditties about girls, pubs, football and the good old days. It's available as a name your price download...

  This is a song that namechecks many of your old school heroes, it's called Spirit Of '79...


  1. The album is selling fast so do yourself a massive favour and buy it.

  2. Scunny is a complete shithole. I know I'm from Selby.