Posted in music | pictures on February 25, 2013

photos by Sarja Hasan, words by Woodrow Mousecock

Cockney Rejects @ MHOW, 2/22/2013
Cockney Rejects

This past Friday night (2/22) seemingly all of the old skinheads in the TriState Area made a pilgrimage to Williamsburg for the first ever NYC show by the Cockney Rejects whose tour hit that night at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The venue was filled up from the get go with NYC Oi stalwarts The Templars kicking off the show. Next up were Murphy's Law who's singer Jimmy Gestapo might just be the Don Rickles of Hardcore. Not sure which is more fun -- watching him sing songs or talk shit between them. California's Youth Brigade went next and brought the California street punk.

Then it was time for the Cockney Rejects. From the minute they took the stage with "We Are The Firm," it was clear that they were excited to finally be playing in New York City. Brothers Jeff and Mick Geggus (singer and guitarist), the two original members, looked and moved like the former standout amateur boxers that they are. Both guys bounced around the stage like they were ready for a punch up all night long. If you had just walked into the show, you might have though you were at a West Ham Football Club Rally with all the jerseys and also the massive "NYC Hammers" banner hanging onstage behind the band. (The NYC Hammers are a loosely affiliated group of skinheads and casuals who support the West Ham club.) Hell, if there were a group of supporters of another club in NYC that were crazy enough to fight them, then you might even call them hooligans. The club turned into a drunken singsong / near riot when the Rejects played their cover of "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," a song traditionally sung by West Ham supporters. The Rejects closed the show with their 1980 hit "Oi Oi Oi" which gave the genre it's name. How fitting.

More pictures from MHOW (though unfortunately none of The Templars) are below.

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Comments (51)

Woodrow Mousecock?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:06 PM

Oy yoy yoy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:18 PM

I'm pretty sure this show was canceled.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:19 PM

Thankful to finally see this band live. And to the asshole that kept posting fake show cancellation notices...there was not one hint of violence at this gig.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:20 PM

I would love to see these guys live

Posted by kevin | February 25, 2013 3:20 PM

All shot from the same vantage point. Bummer

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The photographer never left the balcony!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:22 PM

Was D in the house?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:23 PM

If by "the house" you mean "his mom's house," then yes. Yes, he was.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:29 PM

The person who took the pics should bring a photographer with them next time. These photos suck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:44 PM

I've sparked up with Jimmy G. Dude's a bugout.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 3:59 PM

"Dude's a bugout."

What does that mean exactly?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 4:24 PM

This show was sick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 4:47 PM

the photographer had a broken ankle and could only take photos from the balcony vip section in between sips of sierra nevada.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 7:20 PM

I love to watch sweaty boys rolling around with one another.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 8:35 PM

"the only good thing about skinheads is that they're biodegradable."

some band from the 80s

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 3:15 AM

these photos suck. none of the templars? feh. what a crappy post.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 11:31 AM

"The NYC Hammers are a loosely affiliated group of skinheads and casuals who support the West Ham club."

Did you do any research at all? The NYC Hammers is hardly a "loosely affiliated group" -- we all know each other well and watch most matches together at Smithfield in NYC, though we do have members worldwide -- and are much more than "casuals and skinheads;" the group is made up from people from all walks of life with the one common quality being that we all love our club.

Also, why no photos of The Templars?

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 26, 2013 12:32 PM

The Hammers are the name of what English football team?

Posted by Eric Idle | February 26, 2013 12:44 PM

The Hammers (or Irons) is the nickname for West Ham United FC.

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 26, 2013 12:48 PM

...and supporters.

COYI!

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 26, 2013 12:49 PM

The NYC Hammers are nothing more than a group of faggogity frat boys who think they are somehow cooler than your average group of meathead american sports fans because they follow a European team. The only difference is NYC Hammers' faggy flag fetish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 12:52 PM

Whatever you say, anonymous keyboard warrior.

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 26, 2013 12:57 PM

... oooh, we got a tough 'anonymous' guy among us... ha ha! You wouldn't last one minute, and now move on and watch cartoon network! COYI!

Posted by JPO 'Long Isle Hammer' | February 26, 2013 9:52 PM

Fuck west ham, Chelsea!
http://youtu.be/rAoJpWhrgVA

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 5:05 AM

OK, but it'll take a while.

Posted by Chelsea | February 27, 2013 5:08 AM

Up your arse and up your arse, stick the blue flag up your arse. From Stamford Bridge to Upton Park, we'll stick the blue flag up your arse!

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 11:02 AM

Hello Hello we are the tottenham boys

Hello Hello we are the tottenham
boys
and if you are a (insert team name)
fan surrender or you'll die


Tottenham till we die
We're
Tottenham till we die,
We're blue
n' white the rest are sh*te
we're
Tottenham till we die

Come on you Spurs
Come on you Spurs...

Hark now hear
the Tottenham
sing
the (insert team name) run away
(again)
and we will fight forever
more because of Boxing Day

Oh Tottenham is wonderful, for all the
tits, fanny and the football, oh
Tottenham is wonderful. Oh Tottenham is
wonderful oh Tottenham is wonderful for
all the tits, fanny and the football oh
Totthenham is wonderful.

Stand up, if you love Tottenham
Stand up, if you love Tottenham...

Mum,
what shall i be?
shall i be arsenal or shall i be
tottenham,
and here's what she
said to me,
wash you're mouth out
son,
and fetch you're fathers
gun,
and shoot the arsenal
scum,
shoot the arsenal scum,
scum, scum, scum, scum
we
hate arsenal!

Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur
Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur
Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur
And the Spurs go marching on
Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen
Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen
Tottenham are the greatest team the world has ever seen
And the Spurs go marching on
The pride of North of London were the kings of White Hart Lane
The pride of North of London were the kings of White Hart Lane
The pride of North of London were the kings of White Hart Lane
And the Spurs go marching on
Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game
Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game
Loyal Spurs supporters and they come to every game
To watch the Spurs go marching on

We are Tottenham, we are Tottenham
Super Tottenham, from the Lane
We are Tottenham, Super Tottenham
We are Tottenham, from the Lane

One team in London
There's only one team in London
One team in London
There's only one team in London

Wem-ber-lee, Wem-ber-lee
We're the famous Tottenham Hotspur
And we're going to Wem-ber-lee

Score Tottenham score
Once you get one, you'll get more
We need goals aplenty, so we get to Wembley
So, score Tottenham score

Oh when the Spurs, go marching in
Oh when the Spurs, go marching in
I wanna be in that number
Oh when the Spurs go marching in

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh how fun it is to see Tottenham win away, hey...

Spurrrrrrrsssss!!!!!!!!
Spurrrrrrrsssss!!!!!!!! (repeat)

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/miscellaneouslyrics/soccerlyrics/tottenhamhotspurlyrics.html

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 11:10 AM

West Ham fans are racist and anti-Semites. True story.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 11:26 AM

^^^ Idiot troll.

Kings County Hammer
A proud fucking anti-racist and anti-facist Jew!

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 11:55 AM

What happened to you troll? Looks like the team owners themselves had to warn their racist fans. #YidArmy

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 12:13 PM

^^^ And that defines all West Ham supporters?!? Give me a break; you know nothing of the game.

Sadly, every time the Spurs play them and their fans receive this kind of admittedly disgusting abuse from a small segment of fans (as do Ajax, another team with historical Jewish support). It's shitty and inexcusable to be sure, though their own supporters do call themselves the "Yid Army" (which as a Jew I've always despised).

Regardless, we support a football club, plain and simple, and we come from MANY different backgrounds ("the East End is all around!"). By the way, the current owners of West Ham also happen to be Jews.

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 12:19 PM

We also proudly had Yossi Benayoun — a star player from Israel — on our squad not once, but twice... And he was much loved by the support.

COYI!

Posted by kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 12:21 PM

By the way, isn't a troll anonymous? My names links right to our page which links right to where we watch all matches. No trolling here.

Regardless, stop the smear and get a life.

COYI! WHTID!

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 12:24 PM

To clarify the above (at 12:19), the Spurs receive that abuse at nearly every match they play away, not just at West Ham... Trust me, they get it big-time from Chelsea and Arsenal as well. Not saying it's right (as it's not), it just is what it is.

And with that, I'm out.

Smooches!!!,
Kings County Hammer

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 12:32 PM

Wannabe hooligan pussies. Get a real subculture, American wankers

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 1:36 PM

"We also proudly had Yossi Benayoun — a star player from Israel"

Anti-facist, pro israel. Oxymoronic much?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 1:39 PM

Keep yammering and baiting anonymous keyboard warrior trolls.

We don't hide who we are, but you surely do. Fucking herbs.

Posted by Kings County Hammer | February 27, 2013 2:36 PM

You hide under a collective of retarded meat heads.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 2:42 PM

West Ham Sausages

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2013 2:44 PM

I'm having a hard time with this concept. There are that many ex-pats from that part of London? Otherwise, why do any of you care so much about West Ham FC (as opposed to some other team)? Is it because of the Cockney Rejects version of 'bubbles', or did you see that dumb Elijah Wood movie?

Posted by Big fan of the Guatemalan National Cricket Squad | February 27, 2013 3:45 PM

hipsters love to possess deep knowledge of things that are fully obscure to and ignored by those around them
it's a way of dealing with rejection and feelings of inferiority

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:04 AM

Run your mouths online a you want but I know you don't have the heart to say it to any of our faces, pussies. You know where we are, so come say hello anytime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2013 4:22 AM

i was just talking to a couple of guys who went to this show. they said half the people in the room were boneheads. at the end of the day skinheads can't keep their own house clean. fuck all you skinheads who are into rac. you all can blow me. you're also fascist friendly.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 4:52 AM

"i was just talking to a couple of guys who went to this show. they said half the people in the room were boneheads."

#1 - You're relying on hearsay without any personal knowledge of the facts. If those "couple of guys" had told you everyone was sieg heiling, I assume you would have believed that too. Next time, be man enough to show up on your own before posting inaccuracies about a gig.

#2 - I'm a black guy (as are certain members of NYC Hammers BTW) who was at both the show and the after party down the street and there was no threat of racial problems.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 8:55 AM

sol, sol, wherever you may be
not long now till lunacy.
and we wont give a fck
when your hanging from a tree
you judas cnt with hiv.

Super Yids!!! Super Yids!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2013 12:41 PM

Typical Sp*rs fan to talk shit anonymously.

Posted by Arsenal NYC | March 2, 2013 11:41 PM

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Posted by divorce lawyers in coral gables | August 1, 2013 3:15 AM

Oi! from someone that has a good music taste!

Posted by Spradlin | September 18, 2014 1:32 PM

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