When Strength Thru Oi! was released, it was controversial because its title was a play on a Nazi slogan (“Strength Through Joy”), and the cover featured Nicky Crane, a British Movement activist who was serving a four-year sentence for racist violence. Rock critic Garry Bushell, who was responsible for compiling the album, insists its title was a pun on The Skids’ album Strength Through Joy and that he had been unaware of the Nazi connotations. He also denied knowing the identity of the skinhead on the album’s cover until it was exposed by the Daily Mail two months later.
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Lovely cover, simple and got attitude.