Lone Rider - Skinheads Web Zine
Can you introduce your band?
We are Combate 49 a Rock n Roll Oi! band from northern New Jersey, USA. With past and current members from Elizabeth, Newark, North Bergen, & Union City, NJ. Members are myself Yohan(vocals), Randy(guitar), Hiram(bass), & currently without a drummer. Randy & Hiram's last band before C49 was Sick Of Society. The band was originally composed of all Latino members and the message was straying towards only for a certain crowd type of deal. But after meeting Randy & Hiram at a show in Brooklyn and linking together musically, the band would become more of a strictly Rock n Roll Oi band, we were about to change the band name but the BEAST had already stuck to us. We gave birth to a fucked up a child and damien will always be damien even if you call him jesus. We all have jobs, some more lucrative then others. As far as age we range from 20s to 40s.
Can you say something about your discography? How are you satisfied with it? How did you come to cooperation with Oi! Aint Red Records, which released your song on their compilation?
We are a young band, a little over a year old. I recorded the vocals for "Somos patriotas" and "Enemigos" without any of the members in 2009 with the help of a metalhead from Elizabeth who did all the music in his basement. At the time where the band was just an idea with no official members, members from
C49 crew would join later on. The band had more of a "political agenda" you can say before many of the original members left and the band would become neutral when Randy & Hiram joined, that is where we are at today. Most of our songs are recordings from Randy's place on a 4 track. I saw a posting somewhere on the internet for song submissions for an upcoming comp on Oi Aint Red Records and shooted them a track. Very good comp by the way! United Skins For Freedom Of Speech.
What are your lyrics about?
We stand for self empowerment & patriotism. Keeping your pride up, fucking bitches, drinking booze, and street shit.....Oi! is in the city not the suburbs! Keep it blue collared!
How many gigs and with which bands did you play? How were your concerts with Murphys Law, Battle Cry or Peter And The Test Tube Babies?
I'd say we played about ten shows through out NJ & NYC, The St Patty's Day show in Brooklyn with Murphy's Law was great, good turn out. The Battle Cry Reunion show was a lot of fun in a really gritty hole in Brooklyn named Rockstar Bar which is now closed. Peter And The Test Tube Babies is a great band live!!! Couple funny stories if you ask me in person.
Can you recommend some bands from your country?
Oxblood, Venganza Tatuada, Stormwatch, Klase Dirigente, Offensive Weapon, The Krays.
Do you know something about Czech scene?
Aint Saint & Sinners from Czech, I'm pretty sure they are, Enlighten us with more of your music!!!!!!
What do you think about bands a) The Templars b) Wellington Arms c) Youngblood d) First Strike?
Templars are always fun shows in NYC, we would like to play with them. Never met Wellington Arms nor Youngblood, although we will probably cross paths one day. First Strike are our friends.
Which bands do you usually listen?
Speaking for myself: Kommando Skin, Krasny Bor 1943, Kill Baby Kill, Skrewdriver, Combat 84, Condemned 84, Kill Your Idols, Bad Brains, Oxblood, Non Servium, Metallica , Ultima Thule
Are you collecting vinyls or CDs? Which is for you the best from your collection?
I collect vinyl. English Rose Choose your side 7, Oxblood/Templars split 7, Klase Dirigente 100% Poder Latino 7, Skinhead Revolt 7, Ressiduo Nuestra Tierra 7, Battlezone way of death 7, Mistreat stand for your nation 7, Oxblood under the boot 7, Oxblood crime stories 12, Commando Suicida Sentimiento Inexplicable 12, No Surrender Vol 2+3, Battlecry self titled 12, Legion 88 Icebreaker 1985 12, Offensive Weapon self titled 12, Les villains the singles collection 12, Skrewdriver blood and honour 12, Combat 84 Orders of the day 12, Bandeira de Combate/Kill Baby Kill split 12, Division 250 Revuelta 12, English Rose/Kill Baby Kill split 12, The wretched ones we dont belong to nobody 12 -- you get the point!!! hey you wanna rep spirit of 69 in a time and place where you were not present, or even born: power to you, i like good rac and oi music got a problem go fuck yourself i didn't join no scene to be dictated to what is right or wrong.
Are you interest in some kind of sport?
Strictly football, fútbol, soccer! whatever the fuck you wanna call it……used to kickbox and play futbol until i discovered beer and woman at the age of 15, everything would go down hill from there…Oi!!!!
Some future plans?
4 way compilation 12" by WAR Records(previously Crobar) featuring Venganza Tatuada, Klase Dirigente, Combate 49, and First Strike coming out soon!! Self titled 7 inch sometime 2013. Although we currently have no drummer and cannot practice or play shows, we are still holding alright and trust and believe you will hear more from this young band.
Fuck the left and fuck the right!!!! Drink some fucking beer and enjoy the fucking music!!!! We are few enough as it is and yet people want to create more divisions!!!!