STAGE BOTTLES - 1993-2001

The definitive 'best of' album for Germany's finest, the Stage Bottles. This release arranges 18 tracks spanning an eight-year rampage across Europe.




"This is abrasively strong anti-fascist skinhead oi and gruff, surly European streetpunk insurrection at its fiercest, liveliest, and most musically cohesive. The sound is full and furious, relentlessly possessing all of the necessary riot-inciting auditory ingredients needed to make this CD a constant companion for the ears of any self-respecting Doc Marten-attired non-racist skinhead out there. It's a rotund and rousing barrel full of manly lager-scoured vocals (frequently complemented by spirited Cockney female rants), frenetic high-powered guitar strafings, rip-roarin', ground-shakin' bass thumpings, a constant unwavering bombardment of shrapnel-tossing drumbeats, and sporadic X-Ray Spex-style saxophone sputterings. Hell yes, a grandly spectacular display of unabashedly upbeat insurgent sounds. This is undeniably the ultimate in foot-stompin' good fun!" (Roger Moser Jr.)


"Very strong skinhead music from Germany. I reviewed their Sometimes Anti-Social...Always Anti-Fascist Ep a couple of years ago and have always considered them to be the leading Oi band in Europe due to their catchy songs, dual male/female vocals, intelligent lyrics, and vehemently anti-Nazi stance. There can never be enough anti-fascist bands out there, especially in Europe where neo-Nazi organizing amongst working-class youth is a continual problem. The STAGE BOTTLES have a nice mix of punk, ska and aggressive pop tunes (not unlike the BLAGGERS ITA, the STRIKE, THOSE UNKNOWN, etc) to back up their lyrics, and an off-stage lifestyle dedicated to combating racist ideas and organizing within the scene, the streets and soccer grounds. Comes with a booklet containing the band's history, lyrics and photographs." (AD)

MRR, April 2002

"A solid mix of ska and street Oi! punk from Germany, with hoarse vocals that carry the songs along. The sax playing sets this band apart from the rest of the crowd; since it's not a full on horn section, you've got more of an accompanying instrument, more than anything else. I see them being almost comparable to the E Street band in appearance (well, with an awful lot of Oi!/skin fist waving instead of working class hero posing) live, with the sax player hanging out on the side, getting the spotlight on him on occasion, and adding a depth to the bands sound, without being the focus as with most ska bands. Recommended for those that like plenty of melody in their street punk. Damn, their are three labels on this, but I'm only going to list the Canadian one...well, just because I don't think too many of you will order it from Germany or Italy!" (Steve)

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