Thursday, October 06, 2005



1980s rock star "Millwall" Roi Pearce has SLAMMED Jimmy Pursey following the Sham 69 frontman's controversial pro-Tony Blair statements.

Pearce, 42, who once entertained millions as singer of chart-topping Oi! group Last Resort, told reporters, "Pursey has sold out. It truly is a sham."

And the bespectacled former bootboy said that the man once affectionately known as "Chairman Jimmy" by his hardcore fans could expect little forgiveness from the band's once-loyal 'Sham Army'.

"Jimmy knows what he's done and he's definitely crossed a line", Pearce said from his Herne Bay council flat. "I can't imagine any self-respecting skin ever playing 'Borstal Breakout' again."

Pearce, 42, shot to fame in 1981 with hits like 'Stormtroopers in Sta-Press' and 'Oi! Oi! Skinhead', before landing a dream job as singer in the fabulous 4-SKINS.

However, the price of fame was a severe kebab addiction - a condition against which the 42-year old former megastar is still struggling.

"Sure, I've messed up a lot of things. After the 'Fistful of 4-Skins' album exploded onto the Sounds indie chart, success went to our heads. I blew most of my royalties in pie and mash shops, and let my hair grow over my ears", a tearful Pearce recalls.

However, the Millwall-supporting cove still claims that Jimmy Pursey's act of BETRAYAL has hit an all-time low.

"He's basically stabbed a lot of skins and punks in the back, and that's well out of order", Pearce, 42, fumed.


Meanwhile, Bad Manners frontman BUSTER BLOODVESSEL spoke out in defence of his former friend - claiming that Pursey may simply be CRACKERS!

"I've known Jimmy a long time, and I don't think he'd ever do anything like this, unless he was stressed out to breaking point," Bloodvessel opined.

Loveable Bloodvessel, 42 stone, caused controversy on British television in 1980, when he taught children how to scrunch up a pork pie in a jar of vinegar, as part of a sickly 'pie drink'.

But the ska supremo, who once bedded Princess Rania of Jordan, said he'd stand by his 'old mucker' Pursey, regardless of his 'despicable and wicked act'.

"If it means helping Jimmy to find the therapy he needs, so be it", Bloodvessel said from a Margate cafe'. "I won't abandon my friend to the spectre of mental illness and emotional fascism".


Pursey is currently said to be 'keeping a low profile' for the time being, but it is thought that Street Link Records will be WITHDRAWING its offer to put out 500 copies of the "Sham 69 - Live and Loud!" album following this incident.

Veteran Sounds writer, Garry Bushell, is also reported to have expressed "grave concerns" regarding Pursey's comments, having cancelled his family holiday in Alacante to return to the UK.

And Welsh police chief CLIVE WOLFENDALE has branded Pursey as "misguided and irresponsible", claiming that the disgraced Sham 69 star "must have known that thousands would find his views abhorrent and provocative".

Weirdly enough I have encountered 4Skins albums (in the plural) whilst browsing the bins of Hogwild here in San Antonio, Texas, USA in the year 2015. I suspect they were more popular than any of us realised. They also had a Carry on Oi! picture disc. Crazy.

...if you still exist and are reading this, whoever you may be.
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