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NCJ Number: 149142 Find in a Library
Title: Sounds of Hate: Neo-Nazi Rock Music From Germany
Corporate Author: Anti-Defamation League
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Anti-Defamation League
New York, NY 10158-3560
Sale Source: Anti-Defamation League
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158-3560
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Neo-Nazi Skinheads have committed many assaults, vandalism attacks on synagogues, and even murders and promote their bigoted messages to themselves and others mainly through a type of hard-driving rock music known as White Power or Oi music.
Abstract: Beginning with a small number of adherents in the mid- 1980's, Skinheads now number approximately 3,000 activists in 34 States. Their heads are usually shaven or closely cropped, their bodies usually have racist tattoos, and they wear suspenders and steel-toed boots. They have no central organization; instead, they operate in gangs that are sometimes loosely combined in regional networks. Their victims have been members of racial and religious minorities, homosexuals, immigrants, foreign tourists, and other Skinheads. Germany is the main source of their music, most of which is manufactured by a German company named Rock-O-Rama. Record titles include The New Storm Troopers, Take the Sword, Reich n' Roll, Johnny Joined the Klan, Fetch the Rope, White Rider, White Warrior, Fists of Steel, Head Kicked In, and Blood and Honor. In the United States and other countries, the music's effect is to incite racial violence. Appended list of Skinhead bands, Skinhead- related homicides in the United States, and addresses of Anti-Defamation League organizations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Bias related violence; Brazil
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