INTRO - MOTHER EUROPE'S SON
The White Race in its long and
proud history has had an illustrious parade of heroes who have given their
lives to the cause - the cause of loyalty to the White race.
One such man is lan Stuart Donaldson.
The memory of lan Stuart is
the recollection of a real Aryan who gave no quarter and died for his values. lan Stuart was a special man, a person
of noble character, honour, courage and gallantry. A true hero. lan Stuart did more for the cause than
possibly anyone alive. As well as being the front man in the most acclaimed Skinhead band the world
has ever known - Skrewdriver - he also formed his own movement - Blood & Honour. A movement
which awoke and roused the shackled White youth around the globe with the ear piercing
yell of Hail Victory. A shrill cry that has broken the web of lies
and distortion propagated by the
political and racial enemies of our race and nation.
Even in death lan's voice and
message is being heard all over the world, he left us numerous recordings with Skrewdriver, The Klansmen,
White Diamond, Patriotic Ballads, and other solo efforts.
The Aryan youth of the world
are realising the truth, they are continuing to waking up with pride in their hearts and fire in their eyes
as the Blood & Honour movement marches ever onward.
Every Aryan has a choice: defy
the anti-Aryan Zionist tyranny we are forced to live under, or accept the control of the Jewish masters,
and so be docile and tame. The choice is simply between being Aryan or being a Jewish serf, a goy.
lan Stuart led a life long struggle
against communist subversion and alien control, and despite government, police and left wing pressure
he never gave up his ideals and refused to bow down to the ZOG.
I have put together this biography
as a tribute to lan's life, courage and sacrifice, and to keep alive the
memory of the great man as a true
modern day White warrior.
lan Stuart opened my eyes, and
many others to the Whiteman's cause. I can still remember the first time I heard his voice come growling
out of my speakers, sending a shot of adrenalin through my body and from that day on my life changed.
In track after track of hard hitting, boot stomping rock he sang of truth, of clenched White fists,
the pride of our people's past, and the promise of a bright and glorious future for the youth who dared
to dream and dared to fight.
In every cause that men and
women have dedicated themselves to throughout history, nothing serves to motivate and inspire revolution
more than the loss of a dear friend and comrade who was loved and respected by his brothers
lan Stuart represents the indomitable
spirit of courage and strength the surges through the veins of all National Socialists, his blood is
soaked on our battle flags, adding fuel to the fire that burns deep
within our hearts.
National Socialism is for the
brave of heart and the tough of spirit. As National Socialists we have
something special - an inner strength
of character. We should be resourceful and ruthless, be able to rise to the challenge and meet and match
whatever obstacles are thrown in our path.
lan Stuart's life was a struggle
in the service of this mighty idea, a struggle for a new Europe, a new
world. lan waved our storm banner
before the globe - ever young, shining and glittering in the sun,
rises the hooked-cross, the symbol
of re-awakening life.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
- DIAMOND IN THE DUST
(Blackpool RVF, April 20th 2001)
GOTTA BE YOUNG
The decade of the 1950's was a time for new beginnings. Roger Bannister,
a 25 year old medical student at St. Mary's Hospital, London, broke the
four minute mile. A beekeeper named Edmund Hillary climbed 29,028 feet and
conquered Everest. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned. The infamous Soviet leader
Joseph Stalin died. Rocky Marciano became the world heavyweight boxing champion.
1950's Hollywood cult icons of the silver screen such as the disaffected
James Byron Dean and the voluptuous blonde sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, aided
and abetted by the hip swivelling Mississippi born Elvis Aaron Presley, and
the newly discovered beat of Rock and Roll invented by Bill Haley are accounted
as marking the beginning of modern youth subculture, the dawn of the first
Dr. Herbert Funck and Dr. Klaus Maertens opened a factory in Munich making
boots, and on 11 August 1957 at Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Alfred
Charles Bernard Lovell completed work on the worlds largest radio telescope.
Only 50 miles away, at the same time, a child was born at Victoria Hospital,
Blackpool, England. His name was lan Stuart Donaldson.
If it was possible and you could have put your eye to the ocular on Lovell's
telescope on that summer's night on 11 August 1957, looked towards the stars
and proclaimed that child's destiny, you would have seen a life rich in
rebellion, filled with an undying love for country and race, a man who would
not back down, a man murdered for his beliefs.
Whereas the 1950's adolescent
was a rebel without a cause, herald the 1970's and the new dawn of Skrewdriver,
the teenager was born again and from the smouldering coals of an unquenched
fire, the flames of rebellion leapt to life once again. This time the adolescent
was awake, a rebel with a cause, a youth mobilised Against Red Front And
'The enormity of our task is almost
beyond comprehension. Sometimes state oppression, red opposition,
and treachery by traitors
in our midst makes us all feel like giving up - but at all costs we must
continue our battle.
Our fight begins in Europe,
and spreads across the White World. Certain moments in our lives makes us
the massive importance of our task. I have walked through Antwerp in the
early evening as Nationalists gather
in the bars. The beautiful architecture in the Flemish City embodies European
genius - the evening in Rotterdam,
as the lights of the great Dutch City sparkle as we have been made welcome
by our comrades; an afternoon in
Stockholm, frost upon the ground, then a journey on the train to Gothenburg
as the beauty of Sweden and Scandinavia
hypnotises me. I think of Germany, France, Italy and all the other great
nations of Europe. Then I think of our cousins
in the U.S.A., Australia, and beyond. White men made these nations and
if White men do not stand up and fight their
enemies our world will crumble. If this happens, when we are gone, someday
and somewhere, the ghosts of the warriors
who did fight will stand and accuse those cowards who did not.
That will be the day of reckoning. We must all make some kind of contribution,
and my songs are
but a small part
of what I hope to contribute to the survival of the White Race.'
lan's parents, Arthur Donaldson
who was brought up in the industrial town of Wigan and Irene Whitehead who
was raised in Hyde, Greater Manchester, married in 1953 and the couple set
up home in a three bedroom semi in the Poulton-Le-Fylde area of Blackpool.
An only child for the first
five years of his life, lan was pleased to have a little companion to play
with when his brother Anthony was born. Though, in later years the two drifted
apart and became like chalk and cheese.
Irene was at the heart of the family, keeping the house in order, busy
being Mum. Whilst their engineer father was lucky enough, through hard work
and determination, to own his own tool makers business in the district giving
the family unit financial security.
As a child lan was rarely at
home but always up to something, usually climbing trees and other such mischievous
games and pranks. When he did come home he was normally scratched and bruised
from his adventures.
Young lan's greatest passion was football, in fact lan was quite the little
athlete and excelled in most sports. This bore fruit in 1968 when lan enrolled
at Baines Grammar School, in Poulton. lan's nickname in class was Don or
The Don and soon after joining Baines was picked to play for the school football
lan thrived on the spur of a challenge and would put all his efforts and
determination into fulfilling a certain ambition and meeting that challenge,
as was the case with his flirtation with football. At school lan would train
hard and put a lot of work in at football practice and he became a rather
skilled player for his age. Several football scouts came to Baines to see
lan play, a few of these were prepared to sign him up for their clubs, but
lan turned them all down. Once lan knew he could meet the challenge and
fulfil his ambition to become a football player, to lan the challenge no longer
existed, he became bored with the idea and turned his attentions to something
No doubt there will be psychologists,
psychiatrists, mind physicians and so-called "experts" reading this biography
who will try to rationalise just how lan's brain ticked. They will endeavour
to ply together aspects of his life and circumstances that transpired in
childhood and reason that because of some imago or Freudian psychosomatic
fixation z equals x so it follows factor y made lan become a twisted evil
Nazi. Sorry Dr. Jung but as far as my research extends lan was a normal,
compos mentis, healthy well adjusted child who grew up in an atmosphere of
a stable, loving, caring family.
Skinheads made their public
debut in July 1969 at the free Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park, London.
The following year author Richard Allen (real name James) wrote a novel
telling the tale of a young Skinhead named Joe Hawkins. The book sold in
it's thousands and helped to popularise the cult. London should always be
white, Cockney, true British. That was Joe Hawkin's philosophy. There were
niggers in Brixton and Jews in Golders Green and immigration was a parasitic
influx, and this made Joe flame with anger.
He went to Brighton and kicked in some hippies with his boots. Then he
fucked some bird and got dressed again: clip-on braces, new Doc Martens and
skintight Levi's so that his boots could be seen in all their savage glory.
In Joe Hawkin's world, women existed only for their tits (which usually jiggled).
Men existed only to have their heads crushed in (by boots, with aggro) or
to do the crushing.
This was 1970. A nation cowered.
By the end of the year "Skinhead" was in the Top Ten Best-seller's list, and was
required reading for every self-respecting bower boy.
It is interesting to note that
in Richard Alien's third novel "Skinhead Girls" a Skin named lan Donaldson enters the affray,
but sadly this is just one of those mad twists of coincidence and has no connection
to our cardinal!
The Don was now in the third
year at school, and was gaining a reputation for being a bit of a handful, with the Skinhead
cult at its height, and even Burton's stocking Ben Shermans and braces, lan
wasn't going to miss out on any of the action, and was soon pulling on his
Doc's and shaving his head.
Blackpool is a colourful town,
and growing-up in the largest seaside resort in the North of England lan always found something
to do. At the weekend lan
and his mates, the McKay brothers who lived over the road from him, John Grinton who lived next
door, and a gang of lads from school, would jump on a bus and take a trip
down to Blackpool prom.
The mob would amble down the
golden mile bumping into the tourists, loiter under the tower and swagger
passed the rock stalls in their Harringtons and big boots. The hot summer
air filled with the aroma of candy floss and hot dogs. They'd watch the birds
on the Central Pier pigging down chips covered in ketchup in their Kiss-Me-Quick
hats, and try their luck at fiddling the fruit machines. A sea of crops
on the march looking for bovver - and usually finding it. Teenagers, young
blood on the prowl, hungry for excitement and drinking in everything that
the shit-hole had too offer.
lan left school with a couple
of O Levels and found a job as an apprentice coach trimmer.
By now the Skin fashion had
drifted off, and large numbers of Skins started to grow their hair. lan
and his mates were now getting increasingly into rock music, especially
the Rolling Stones and The Who. This was probably connived along because
Glam was now the latest new craze to hit the streets and the idea of wearing
make-up and glitter didn't really fit into the lads' rouge lifestyle or appeal
to their sense of Weltanschauung.
had to choose one band that influenced me the most I
would have to say the Rolling Stones.
Many people disagree with
me on this, but I always admired the way that the Stones did what they wanted, despite
the media's often
Sean McKay had been playing
the guitar for a while, and Grinny was getting into the drums. lan could
do a few chords on an acoustic he had at home and Phil Walmesly, an old
school mate of the lads from Baines, could play the bass and wasn't too
bad a singer. So, the boys thought they'd have a go at forming a group.
After a bit of messing about they started to suss out their instruments and
began to bang out a couple of decent cover versions but it was decided a
few line-up changes needed to be implemented. Phil took over lead guitar,
Sean went on bass, lan did the vocals and Sean's brother Kev came in on bass.
In early December 1975 the lads officially formed the band and called themselves
Tumbling Dice, after the Rolling Stones song by the same name written in
1972 taken from the album Exile On Main St.
HISTORY OF TUMBLING DICE
Tumbling Dice did their first
gig on New Year's Day 1976 at Newton Hall Holiday Camp. For 30 minutes the
band belted out cover versions by the Stones, Free and The Who. It was a decent
first gig, with the only complaint being that they played too loud. Payment
Two weeks later, Thursday the
15th, Tumbling Dice where booked to play at a private disco at Cleveley's
Philharmonic Society. The band did two 30 minutes sets, and the group earned
their first wage. They were well received, but still inexperienced. During
the second half of the set the Police were called in because of complaints
the band was too loud! Payment received £3.
Saturday 31 January, Hambleton Disco. The band was hampered by a small
stage and a bad P.A. but, a strobe light added to the atmosphere. The cover
versions Riot In Cell Block N° 9 and All Right Now went down very well.
Payment received £10.
On Thursday 5 February, the
band entered a talent competition at the Brunswick Club, Blackpool. Three
bands entered and Tumbling Dice came second, lan thought they were the best
of a bad lot, and quite a lot of people thought they'd been robbed. A bloke
outside the gig said he would arrange some bookings for the band, and advised
them to invest in a van. Payment received £0.
Hambleton Disco, Saturday 28 February. That small stage again, and a pathetic
crowd. Some bloke who didn't like groups tried everything to put the lads
off. It was Phil's first night with a new guitar and some geezer complained
that the band were far too loud so lan ended up giving him a slap! Payment
Wednesday 3rd March, Under 18's Teanlowe Disco, Poulton. The band did
two 30 minutes sets, played well and went down well. Even some Soulmen were
up dancing. Payment received £0.
Two weeks later and Tumbling
Dice were back at the U18's Teanlowe Disco. The lads played very well, and
no one criticised them for a change. Moocher another band on the bill got
booed off stage. Payment received £0.
Tuesday 30th March, lan and the boys were at the Teanlowe Disco again
for a Baines Grammar School 6th Form Association. This time Moocher was
the support band, but they didn't go down to well. Tumbling Dice did an
average first set despite a bad P.A. and in the second they had the place
going wild to Black Sabbath's Paranoid. Grinny put on a commendable performance
and put his snare skin through by kicking his drums over at the finale.
Payment received £8.
On the first Saturday of April 1976, the lads had a bit of a fall out
with Grinny over something and nothing. A mate of the band Steve Gaiter
stepped in on drums.
Wednesday 14th April, Tumbling Dice tried their luck at another talent
competition this time at the Welcome Inn. Out of seven acts Tumbling Dice
came sixth. Steve played well for his first gig, but lan thought the whole
thing was a big hassle. The organisers didn't give the band any time
to tune up, as a result all the guitars were out of tune and the group sounded
awful! Payment received £0.
Eight days later, Tumbling Dice were gigging at Papa Jenks, also on the
bill were Eager Beaver and Jenks Revolution. The lads went down fairly well,
but there was only a small turn out, and someone in the audience complained
(believe it or not) that the band wasn't loud enough! The Landlord of the
Dixon Bar was at the gig he liked what he saw and arranged a booking. Payment
On the 14th May, the band travelled over to The Mill House Rock Club,
Blackburn, lan had a few pints before the gig and ended up dancing about
on stage. Someone from the crowd guested with a harmonica, and the band
pulled off one of their best gigs yet. Payment received £20.
Carters Arms Social Club, Preston.
Sunday 16th May. The first set the band didn't play loud enough, but were
tight. The second set they played a lot louder and better, and went down
well. Payment received £18.
Friday 21th May. The Landlord
of the Dixon Bar kept his word and Tumbling Dice played his venue. The band
didn't exactly play stupendously, but to give them
their due the place was full of old timers and Rolling Stones' covers weren't
really to their taste, the Landlord promised more bookings though. Payment
Eight days later the lads were gigging at Grange Park Community Centre
in Blackpool. The band were expecting a good turn out as the venue had forked
out a few quid on advertising. Sadly, someone told the Gazette the wrong
date. Friday instead of Saturday, so only a small crowd turned up. On the
up side some bloke was really impressed with the band and wanted to manage
them, plus to show he wasn't bullshitting he threw £100 in the pot.
Payment received £25.
Wednesday 2nd June the band took a trip up the M6 to The Red Well Pub
in Carnforth. They played quite well and went down very well with plenty
of the audience dancing and clapping, lan was a bit pissed off with the microphone
as he kept getting electric shocks! Payment received £20.
Three days later the lads were
back on the road, this time Preston at the Carters Arms Social Club. The
band did three spots and came across very tight and professional with everyone
playing well. Chris from Eager Beaver joined the lads on stage in Johnny
B. Goode. Payment received £20.
Knott End Social Club, Friday
11th June. Small crowd at first but filled up as the lads played. The band
played excellently, with everybody singing and dancing, lan must have got
a bit to carried away as he ended up falling off the stage. Payment received
Sunday 20th June, the boys travelled
over to Burnley to play The Crossed Keys. They went down averagely, not
too big a crowd, lan complained to the band that they needed a bigger P.A.
amp. Payment received £20.
Louise Anna Bell Disco Grand Hotel, St Annes, Wednesday 21st July. The
P.A. amp blew twice, and the lads caused a bit of a riot afterwards with it
kickin' off with a gang of Soulmen. Payment received £15.
Three days on the band was back
playing Grange Park Community Centre. The crowd danced and applauded. The lads
went down well and included 5 of their own numbers at the gig. Payment received
A week later the band did a
two day mini tour of Whitehaven up in the Lake District. The lads thought they'd make
it a bit of a do, and brought a few of their mates along. The first night they played
Lowca Social Club, they played well, and everybody was up dancing through both
sets. The group got 3 encores. Payment received £35.
The second night the band gigged
at the Whitehaven Social Club, the lads played very well again. People turned up from
the previous night and were up dancing and standing on tables. The band got
3 encores again and everyone had a great night apart from the manager of the
venue who said he wasn't going to pay the lads because the bands followers had
disrupted his club. The group had a word in his ear and managed to persuade him
otherwise! Payment received £40.
When the band returned home
a letter from a record label in London was waiting for them offering them
a deal. If the lads were serious they would have to pack their bags and move
down to the capital. lan was all for it thinking this was the break they'd
been waiting for. In less than a year the band had gone from being a group
of amateur musicians getting paid £0 to a tight little band who had
built up a loyal following and could demand £40 a gig, plus now they
had a London record company who wanted to sign them up. lan was ready to jump
on the next train to the big smoke, but the rest of the band weren't so sure
and to make the ultimatum final, Sean McKay refused to move and travel down
to the metropolis. The band dissolved and Tumbling Dice came to an end.
BOOTS AND BRACES
When Tumbling Dice split, lan
formed a new group and started perfecting the art of playing the guitar, lan
played a little rhythm guitar in Tumbling Dice, but he wanted to write his
own material and saw being an accomplished guitar player as the first step
in achieving this goal. In the past most of the bands' songs had been written
by Sean McKay.
lan took most of his musical
inspiration from bands like The Who, The Rolling Stones, Free, Lynyrd Skynyrd
and Led Zeppelin. lan thrived on the energy and power of rock anthems like
Freebird and Whole Lotta Love.
In the Sixties, when times were
good, young people were looking for something heavy to get into and progressive
rock carried messages of protest and revolution. By the mid-Seventies, times
were so bad that people were looking for something light to get into.
There was a decline in music
which attempted to carry any kind of message. Radical statements were out,
escapism was in, and the bland were leading the bland. John Denver was big,
the Stylistics were bigger, and Abba were selling more records than anyone
since The Beatles.
In 1975 Britain's biggest recently
emerged group was Queen, who had about as much to do with Rock and Roll
as Charlie's Angels had to do with private detection. A quartet of University
graduates, Queen were bright, bourgeois and dull. Their albums took thousands
of hours, and the lighting scripts for stage shows were as complicated as
the lighting scripts for a stage play. Every faggot's friend Freddie Mercury
was about as controversial as a dead budgie.
For young people of lan's age, there was nothing original coming along.
Overall, rock music was stagnating. It had once worshipped fashion, encouraged
youth, and thrived on novelty, but it had become as flabby and middle-aged
as it was before The Beatles.
The music industry was just
ripe for a wake-up call, and what better way than a kick in the bollocks.
Sid Vicious was standing in the wings waiting to take his turn at capturing
the rebellious spirit of the youth.
The kids were bored to death,
it was time for a change - and the youth of the time had no intention of waiting
for the politicians to tell them what they already knew. History had taught
them something - the establishment is hard to budge, but it is not immovable
if the force of numbers are behind it.
The year was now 1976, and this era brought with it the birth of a new
sound, Punk and out it popped yelling and screaming!
lan and the band travelled down
to Manchester to see the Sex Pistols play supported by the Buzzcocks and
Slaughter and the Dogs. The sight of Johnny Rotten hunched over a microphone at
the Lesser Free Trade Hall, with his spiky red hair and green teeth shouting
"Fuckin' Anarchy" to several hundred sweating, pogoing youths was something
the lads found hard to ignore.
The band were greatly impressed by this new cult phenomenon - Punk, it
was something new, fresh, full of aggression and smacked of raw rebellion.
The boys returned home and lan started to write a few Punk numbers, which
the band tested out on the local Pub circuit.
lan was busy learning the guitar
and the band where still in the process of tightening up their act. When
they thought they'd got their sound about right, they decided to tape a few
of these new punkier numbers and try their luck with a load of record companies.
lan crossed his fingers and hoped fate was looking down.
A couple of places replied saying
they were interested, but they wanted to hear a more professional recording,
probably because the tape they sent was recorded in a metal factory.
It seemed their luck might be
in. Chiswick Records asked the band to come down to London and do a session
in the studio. Ted Carrol, the former manager of Thin Lizzy, was the chairman
of Chiswick Records and he signed the lads up. As the band didn't have a
title at the time he came up with the name Skrewdriver. In the Spring of
1977 a new punk band was born! Skrewdriver did their first gig at Andrew
Czezowski's club The Roxy, on Neal Street, WC2 on April 16, and not long
after their debut single, You're So Dumb, backed with Better off Crazy, was
The band - lan, Grinny, Kev
and Phil - moved to London to be near their record label and set about promoting
their name by playing regular gigs. It was at one of these gigs a London
Weekend Television researcher spotted Skrewdriver playing, and a couple of
days later the lads were interviewed in a cafe by Janet Street Porter, the
programme was called Year of punk.
You're So Dumb, didn't go down
to well with certain people, as it was an anti-drugs song. At the time (as
now) certain circles saw taking drugs as "the in thing to do", but it did
gain the band support among the working class council estate punks who saw
drug taking as something the middle-class posh kids did trying to be rebellious.
You're So Dumb established Skrewdriver's
credentials as a punk band, and Chiswick updated the record deal to two
singles and an LP.
In 1997 the Sun newspaper ran
a small article under the heading "DJ Drum Secret" in which it revealed Radio
One Breakfast DJ Mark Radcliffe once drummed for Skrewdriver. Mark did fill
in for Grinny on the odd occasion when John was back home visiting his family.
Drummers are hard to come by, not exactly Stop Press classified information!
Anti-Social, c/w a cover version
of the Rolling Stones song 19th (Nervous) Breakdown, was released near the
end of 1977, as was the 45rpm LP All Skrewed Up. Soon after the single and
the LP were recorded, guitarist Phil Walmsley decided to quit Skrewdriver,
but his boots were quickly filled by an old mate of the band also from the
Fylde, axeman Ron Hartley. It was around this time the lads where invited
to attend the BBC studios in Madia Vale to put down a few numbers for the
John Peel Sessions. Skrewdriver recorded four tracks - Anti-Social, The
Loner, a song about football violence Streetfight, and Non-Believer, an
I'm just trying
to get through to you,
I ain't telling you what
If you don't keep away from
I think you're stupid, your
You're so dumb! You're so
Dole queue motley's gone
Down to the chemist to get
Done all your money on chemicals,
Buyin' anaesthetic to make
Hey little brother stop fooling
Taking this out on me,
The last time you took that
Doctor in a real rage, he
Now that the little brother
has gone away,
They put him in a mental
Don't give him pills just
beat him up,
Bruises all over his face.
go to church or anything. I think my religion is my race.'
All the band members were greatly
impressed by the engineering and sound quality.
Not long after Ronny joined
the group the band decided to dump their punky image in favour of the sharp
clean cut style of the Skinhead. Basically, all the band got fed up with
punk turning more and more left-wing, whereas before, everyone came along
and had a laugh and danced about, but soon it got to the stage where it
became high fashion, and people would just stand there posing, seeing who
had the most safety pins through their nose. A lot of the bands' mates who
were coming to the gigs were Skinheads and all the members of the band had
been Skinheads in the past, so they all just reverted. The band did get some
fairly reasonable press coverage. Sounds gave the All Skrewed Up LP quite
a good write up, and New Musical Express gave a decent review. Plus Melody
Maker and Record Mirror said it was worth a listen. Things were looking
good and Skrewdriver's future looked bright, even one of the bands roadies
Graham McPherson thought he'd try for his 5 minutes of fame and started singing
with a local band - The North London Invaders.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Punk started in London it was a great atmosphere. It was a new thing, it
was shit hot. We used to go to
The demand for All Skrewed Up
and Anti-Social outstripped by far the popularity of their debut single You're
Skrewdriver started to gig regularly
around the London area, and began to attract a good following. They were
supporting bands like Siouxie and the Banshees, 999 and The Boomtown Rats.
The lads would often have drinks with Jimmy Pursey (Sham 69) and the likes.
On one occasion when they played with the Police, they got pissed up at the
bar with Sting and ended up lending their PA equipment to him.
a dub every night, get in free because we were in a band. It was a really
good time to be there. We didn't get hardly
any hassle except perhaps a little bit off the teds. I used to get on
with most of the teds anyway, especially when
we turned Skinhead, when we were punks they used to hate us though.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
with Motorhead, they were really decent blokes. We would always have a drink
with the other
Now that Skrewdriver were officially
a Skinhead band, an increasing amount of Skins started to follow the group.
There was a Skinhead revival in the late 70's and the National Front made
the most of this by forming the Young NF in 1977. Skrewdriver were pulling
in crowds, achieving house records at the Roxy and at the Vortex. It looked
like the lads were well on their way to success then at one gig a fight
broke out involving one of the Skrewdriver crew and in the ensuing battle
Bob Geldof got sparked out on stage! The band acquired a reputation for
violence, and when a near riot kicked off at the Vortex, at which Skrewdriver
was playing, the music media made the most of it by slagging off the group's
audience as "thugs" and "National Front supporters".
Following further revelations
in the press that many Skinheads were involved actively with either the National
Front or the British Movement, the Marxist dominated music media began to
demand that Skrewdriver and the other leading Skinhead band Sham 69 denounce
their audience as racists, or get banned. Skrewdriver refused to condemn
their loyal followers, many of whom were friends, and as a result got banned.
Banned from playing, banned from advertising, banned from press coverage,
banned from radio play, banned from gig promotion, everything!
Sham 69 on the other hand complied
willingly to the demands of the press, and Sham's front man and one time
Wimpy Bar worker from Surrey Jimmy Pursey danced happily to the music media's
bands' members if we were at one of their gigs. The Damned were really
good blokes, we supported them a lot.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
(Jimmy Pursey) has never been a Skinhead, he
In the Autumn of 1978 Chiswick
Records asked the lads to change their image and sent them to a farm in
Peterborough to prepare for a new LP. On their return Skrewdriver had a
big row with the management and told Ted Carrol to fuck off. The management
at Chiswick didn't like the way Skrewdriver wouldn't bow down to the media
and denounce the Skinheads.
Faced with nowhere to play,
and unable to get a new recording contract, the pressure took its toll and
Disillusioned with the corrupt
set-up of the music industry in London, the lads returned to Blackpool and
set about trying to find work. Most, eventually found work hod-carrying
and labouring on local building sites, whilst lan ended up working at a
Chiswick Records later released
the LP Catch A Wave, featuring a couple of Skrewdriver's numbers amongst
other artists on the Chiswick label, lan was so disgusted at the way the
Marxist left controlled the music scene in London that he began to take an
active interest in Nationalist politics. lan wanted to find out what it was
that the music press were so frightened about, and why they were so terrified
of National Front involvement in the music business. During the latter half
of the 1970's, the National Front was well on the march, and its ranks swelled
to an estimated 18,000 card-carrying members. The Front contested 174 seats
in the May 1976 local elections, and 80 of their candidates each polled
more than 10% of the vote. By October 1977 the Front had grown to 44 London
branches and 187 provincial chapters.
In the Greater London Council
election of 1977, National Front candidates out-polled the Liberals, Britain's
third largest party, in 33 of 91 districts and won 119,000 votes. In November
1977 the NF mobilised 6,000 members and led by a forest of Union Flags marched
through London in recognition of Remembrance Day and in the local elections
of the same year managed to field hundreds of candidates to secure 250,000
votes. The news of this startling increase in the Front's strength made
headlines in newspapers around the world.
sings about it, but he's never
been one. There was only one
Skinhead in that band ever,
and that was their first bass player,
Alby. He was the only Skinhead that's ever been in Sham 69.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
lan began to purchase NF publications and attend their meetings in Blackpool.
Convinced that he liked what he heard at these meetings, he wrote to the
National Front headquarters at Excalibur House, 73 Great Eastern Street,
London E.C.2. and joined up as a full member in April 1979.
The music media, in their efforts
to browbeat lan into submission, had made him into a formidable enemy who
would still be haunting them many years later.
to do your bit for Britain, some of you in here tonight may not be members
of any political party, but you
Due to the massive growth of
the National Front, the opponents of Nationalism started several groups. Skins
Against The Nazis began in Hackney in July 1978, and the Anti-Nazi League
(ANaL) was also formed.
ANaL was financed by Jews and
secretly run by the notorious Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party, which openly
called for a communist dictatorship. ANaL would, from time to time, put on
the "odd" concert under the banner of Rock Against Racism (RAR). With the
formation of ANaL and its musical offshoot RAR, the Young National Front came
up with its own mirror organisation Rock Against Communism.
After denouncing their loyal
followers, Sham 69 were asked if they would like to play Rock Against Racism
benefit gigs. Sham left no-one in any doubt on their stand in politics, and
they played a RAR gig at the Central London Polytechnic with reggae band Misty
in February 1978, and in April, Jimmy joined The Clash on stage at an ANaL
carnival. But, by the end of the year, Sham had to pull out of similar events
because their presence might have attracted trouble.
just do your bit for Britain,
gather information of all the parties and choose who's right for
you, but don't do nothing.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
In interviews Pursey would say: 'Every gig we play is a Rock Against Racism
gig'. Once their colours had been firmly tied to the RAR flagpole, there
was an increase in right-wing activity and violence at Sham gigs, particularly
in the London area where support for the Front and the British Movement
was at its strongest. Promoters wouldn't touch Sham with a 20 foot barge-pole
for fear of trouble, and despite the band's appearances on Top of the Pops,
Sham 69's days were numbered. The band couldn't play in the UK without fear
of violence and Jimmy didn't want to play abroad, so the decision was taken
to call it a day. Sham's final gig took place at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
The two support bands. Little Roosters and The low Numbers had already had
a hard time of it, but the best was being saved for Jimmy and the boys.
Sham took the stage to the strains
of the theme to 2001 and opened the set with What Have You Got? All was
going well, but by the fourth number, Angels With Dirty Faces, things began
to go wrong. A Skinhead tried to get up on to stage and was stopped by security.
A scuffle ensued and in a bid to quiet things down, Jimmy Pursey let the
Skinhead join the band. That was the signal for other Skins to climb the
barriers and storm the stage. The security curtains came down, and Sham ran
Over 200 Skins, allegedly organised
by the British Movement, surged back and forth through the crowd like a
runaway Panzer tank, while others joined in the chants of 'Sieg Heil' and
'Skrewdriver' from the stage. So long, Jimmy the back-stabber!
The following day, a hundred
Skins smashed a Young Socialists' Jobs For The Youth gig featuring The Ruts
cut their own throats by slagging off those people, because that's what destroyed
them in the end.'
lan soon got fed up with washing
cars so he packed his bags and returned to London. lan was still good mates
with Graham 'Suggsy' McPherson, one of Skrewdriver's roadies back in 1977.
Now, two years later, Suggsy was the lead singer in the band Madness. Madness
had built up a reputation on the London Pub circuit and in the summer of
1978 were well on their way to fame and fortune when their debut single The
Prince zipped up the charts to number 16, and a month later their follow
up 45 One Step Beyond reached the dizzy heights of N° 7.
Whilst in London lan stayed
at Suggsy's mum's flat on Warren Street. Suggs had just bought a house,
so lan moved into his old room.
It was during this period lan
met the Young National Front organiser and Bulldog editor Joe Pearce. Joe
tried to talk lan into reforming Skrewdriver, but it wasn't to be. lan stayed
in London for around seven months, then moved back to Lancashire.
Back in the Fylde, lan managed
to secure a job as a clerical assistant at the nearby Premium Bonds office,
but that isn't to say he hung up his boots, lan hooked up with his old mates
and was soon getting into scrapes. Poulton and Blackpool had a history of
fisticuffs and rival gangs from the opposing towns would regularly meet
up at the weekend and have a battle in defence of their turf. On one occasion
a gang of Poulton lads who lan was with went on the rampage down Blackpool.
Heads were cracked and windows broken, shit and blood everywhere. The following
week The Ramsden Arms Public House on Tabolt Road, had a photo of lan behind
the bar with the words Wanted Dead Or Alive scrawled above it. lan's reputation
as a handful at school was now following him and maturing in adulthood.
On another occasion some NF
supporters (Tweety and the Cannon brothers) who lan was friendly with asked
lan if he'd like to go and see The Stray Cats who were playing at the Norbreck
Castle, in Bispham. The Stray Cats were quite big at the time and in the
charts, lan tagged along and at the gig the lads did everything they could
to put the band off. lan thought they looked like a bunch of puffs. The result
was a kick off in the car park with the band and their roadies after the
gig. The Stray Cats got a slap and Brian Setzer's hair needed re-quiffing,
plus as a finishing touch lan slashed their van tyres.
That wasn't even a one off.
lan was always having a go at some cunt he didn't like the look of, and
once ended up giving punk leg-end Iggy Pop a boot in the crown jewels!
Before long the wanderlust hit
lan again and he and Kev McKay ventured down to Manchester. The lads rented
a rundown one-room bedsit in the Cheetham Hill district (the Jewish part
of town) which later turned out to be infested with rats! Towards the end
of 1979, lan and Kev met up with two local musicians, a drummer called Martin
Smith and a brilliant young guitarist by the name of Glen Jones. The four
of them set about reviving Skrewdriver.
The new look Skrewdriver gigged
in and around the city, supporting Motorhead at King George's Hall in Blackburn and
playing regularly at the Mayflower Club near Belle Vue.
The lads soon picked up a good
local following, and eventually got a recording contract with the Mancunian based record
company Tony Johnson Music (TJM).
On the TJM label Skrewdriver
brought out the Built Up, Knocked Down EP, a Skrewdriver classic. The musicianship
of Glen Jones shines through on the EP and even though he was destined to remain
with the band for only a short period, he stamped his mark on the music of
IAN STUART DONALDSON
was a brilliant guitarist, he really was good. He would have been wasted
After the Built Up, Knocked
Down EP was released Skrewdriver continued to gig at the Mayflower and other
local venues, but any hope of making the big-time was being hindered by
the music media who still hadn't forgiven the band for defying them two
years earlier. Unable to advertise their gigs in the music papers, the band
couldn't make any progress outside of the Greater Manchester area. In the
end frustration set in and Skrewdriver folded for a second time in the Autumn
on doing punk music. The guitaring on Built Up, Knocked Down is amazing.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
lan and Kev returned home to
the wind-swept shores of Blackpool thinking the acclamation they desired was
maybe just out of grasp.
Back in Poulton, lan got a steady
job as a machine operator at his Dad's tool-makers shop and stepped up his
involvement with the National Front, regularly carrying out activities with
his local branch.
The Blackpool unit, when not
out and about selling papers and peddling Front propaganda, would most often
be found in the pub sinking a few jars. On 5 May 1981, lan and the lads
had reason to celebrate that little bit harder: Bobby Sands the Provisional
IRA hunger striker died after 65 days without food in the H-block of Belfast's
Maze Prison. He should have had his chicken supper!!!
Two months later the big social
event of the year took place with Charles Philip Arthur George, the eldest
son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, marrying Lady Diana Frances
Spencer, the younger daughter of the 7th Earl Spencer, at St Paul's Cathedral.
The summer was coming,
I was out in the fields.
Then I heard a guitar playing,
loud and dear,
I saw an old man, sat by a tree,
He said, "Come and listen to
me son now,
Come and listen to me,"
He said, "Hey boy, what does
life mean to you?
Does it mean go out, get drunk,
drown your blues?"
He said, "If that's what it
means to you,
well that's a waste of life.
And I've got nothing more to
say to you."
Quit my job and I went out,
I bought my first guitar,
Then I started to learn that
Instead of propping up some
Sent a tape, got a contract,
made us all so glad,
Then they started messing round
Now life's just bad, just as
Are you trying to mess us up,
trying to make us quit?
If that's what you're trying
Jewboy, you're not achieving
I said. Built up. Knocked down,
Knocked down to the ground.
always thought that the Royal family should be kept as a British tradition,
and I never think that they should ever have
lan often travelled the length
and breadth of Britain to attend NF rallies and marches. On one such activity
lan and five or so mates were in London for a National Front march and needed
a place to stay for the weekend. They were walking around Argyle Square
looking for a hotel, and as all the lads were wearing Union Flag patches
and the like, a bloke came over and asked if they were NF supporters. When
they replied they were, he recommended that they stay at the Ferndale, as
it was the cheapest hotel in the area and the only one under British management.
The blokes name was Maurice Castle, and it turned out he was the manager
of the hotel. From that time on whenever lan was down London for a while
he stayed at the Ferndale.
Back home in the Fylde lan became
increasingly bored with the mundane 9 till 5 and started to get itchy feet
again, so in the Autumn of 1981 he boarded a south bound train destined
for the bright-lights of London.
lan soon settled into life in
the capital, on his arrival he booked into the Ferndale, and after coming
to an agreement with Maurice ended up staying there permanently as a long-term
lan started visiting a Skinhead
shop in Petticoat Lane Market called the Last Resort and there he hooked
up with some old comrades and got to know the shop's owners Mickey and Margaret.
Madness were now doing extremely
well for themselves with eight top-ten hits under their belt, and when lan
met up with his old roadie Suggsy over a pint or two, Suggs told lan that
he had started reading a script in April about a Madness full-length feature
film and asked lan if he'd be interested in having a bit part in the movie.
In October 1981 Madness released
their third album Seven and this reached N° 5. The same month saw the
release of the Madness film Take It Or Leave It. The film covers the early
days of the group, ending before their first hit record with a scene in
the Dublin Castle, a Pub in Camden Town. Suggsy was quoted in Melody Maker:
"We don't want to come across as anything we aren't and that's why we're
doing it in this Pub. We gave out tickets to as many original people as
we could remember and everybody will get pissed and smash a few glasses."
lan didn't have a big starring role in the film, in fact he was on screen
less than a minute, first off getting pissed on a garden wall outside a house
party and the next chasing the Nutty boys out of a boozer. Blink and you'd
miss it, not exactly Oscar winning stuff!
had a political voice. They're a hell of a tourist business, they've always
been a British tradition. I never think we should get
rid of the Royal family. It's something that people always think about
when they think of Britain. They think of the Royal family
when they hear about Britain. It seems to me that most of the people that
want to destroy the Royal family are either Irish or commies. I don't want
to destroy them, but I wouldn't let people like Prince Charles be telling
people what they ought to do.
My personal opinion is that it would be better to have Prince Andrew as
the King rather than Prince Charles. At least Prince
Andrew fought for his country - We should get rid of a lot of the ding-ons.
I feel strongly that we can't get rid of the Royal family.
It's always been something special about Britain.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
film was done in about 1981 or something like
NO TURNING BACK
When lan was born and gasped
his first breath, he must have swallowed with that sea air a little bit of
the Blackpool spirit. For his life was filled with more ups and downs than
any rollercoaster ride you could hope to find at the Pleasure Beach, more
colour than the illuminations and the high hopes and dreams of the Tower.
He had been built up, knocked down! But, as ever lan would rise to the challenge
and carry on the fight.
Nationalism played an increasing
role in his life and the adrenaline of playing live on stage coursed through
lan wanted to reform Skrewdriver
for the National Front and Rock Against Communism, but he never got the
commitment from the NF he needed. It had been four and a half years since
the All Skewed Up LP was released, and in that time a new batch of Skinheads
had appeared on the scene desperate to acquire early Skrewdriver records.
Skins coming into the Last Resort shop would regularly ask Mickey and Margaret
how they could get hold of Skrewdriver material. Mickey French, the shop's
proprietor, would often discuss with lan Skrewdriver's music and the chances
of lan putting a new group together. At first lan was reluctant to reform
the band, not least because of his past experiences at the hands of the music
industry, but because, lan didn't have the necessary backing he needed to
commit to such a project. Mickey persuaded lan that there was still a groundswell
of support for the band and a very healthy demand for Skrewdriver's music.
Mickey further convinced lan by promising to help out anyway he could, financially
or otherwise, if lan reformed the band. It was around this time the Falklands
War kicked off, and patriotic consciousness was on a high. Spurred on by the
support of the Last Resort shop, lan quickly set about reforming Skrewdriver.
Word soon spread through the
Skinhead grapevine that Skrewdriver was being resurrected. Martin Dean, a
freelance photographer who used to frequent the Last Resort, told lan he knew
a bass player who maybe interested in joining Skrewdriver. His name was Mark
'Frenchy' French. Frenchy used to play for the Skinhead band The Elite, a
band no stranger to the NF themselves. Frenchy then introduced lan to The
Elite's former drummer Geoff Williams. The band was starting to take shape,
but they were still in need of a guitarist. The lads placed an advertisement
in the music press and for the duration lan sang and played guitar at rehearsals.
The advert was soon answered by a Mark 'Lester' Neeson, who passed the band's
audition with honours. After a few rehearsals lan thought the band was ready
for the studios and sure enough Mickey French kept to his word and the band
released the very popular Back with a Bang maxi-single on Last Resort Sounds
which found its way into the independent charts.
Riding on the success of the
Back with a Bang single, it wasn't long before the lads were back in the studio
recording for the United Skins compilation LP, another Last Resort Sounds
lan and the lads laid down two
tracks: Anti-Social, the old Skrewdriver classic and a new number called
Boots and Braces. Boots and Braces soon became a crowd pleaser at gigs, but
lan wasn't to happy about the song believing it to be bland with a very basic
tune and boring to play.
Support for Skrewdriver grew
and the band was now regularly packing out the 100 Club and Skunx, but as
support for the band grew so did the hostility of the music press and lan
became increasingly pissed off with the constant attacks by music journalists
branding the group racist and their supporters as morons. In the end it was
obvious they were never going to praise Skrewdriver for anything and in any
case lan saw nothing wrong with being a Nationalist, it came totally natural
to him anyway!
that anyway because I didn't
have much money at the time,
they just got me on the film,
that's all. I got the agency fee which
was about EGO or something, and that's why I was in the film.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Skrewdriver started to take
a more openly Nationalist stance and at a gig at the 100 club one night lan
raised his right arm and proclaimed "This one's called Tomorrow Belongs To
Me." The crowd roared and thus began the true legacy of Skrewdriver.
The music media continued to
have digs at the band and tried with very limited success to get venues to
ban them from playing live.
It was around this time lan
travelled over to Islington to watch a young punk band called Brutal Attack.
The front man for the group was a tattooed Skinhead living for kicks by
the name of Ken Mclellan. lan was impressed with the band's material and
Ken's stage presence and asked them if they would be interested in supporting
Skrewdriver the following week. Ken was all for it, but others in the band
weren't so keen. The band had a ruck resulting in two members of the group
leaving the band. Replacements were soon found and a week later Brutal Attack
was rocking for Race and Nation with lan and the boys. The owners of the
clubs were content with Skrewdriver filling their venues, plus they were
making plenty of money from the partnership, so the media hounding came
to no avail. But that Summer things went slightly pear-shaped when Skrewdriver
had a kick off at the 100 club with the Rock Against Racism band Infa Riot
from North London and their roadies. The music papers jumped on the situation
and told the clubs if they continued to book Skrewdriver they would suffer
a media ban and be unable to advertise any of their events in the press.
It was the straw that broke the camels back and the 100 Club caved in and
Much to the annoyance of the
press, Skunx in Islington continued to book Skrewdriver who were then their
biggest attraction, but at the end of the year due to Police pressure the
club was forced to call it a day.
It seemed to the band history
could be repeating itself, again they were faced with a gig ban and no media
publicity, but this time things were different: lan was now an active member
in the National Front and had a good working relationship with the NF cadre.
lan remembered his discussion with YNF organiser Joe Pearce 3 years earlier
in the Hoop & Grapes Pub in Farringdon Street and lan met up with Joe
again and the two of them reactivated Rock Against Communism.
Do you remember
in the summer,
Back in nineteen seventy eight?
When they reckoned that the
Skinheads days were numbered,
And the papers dripped with
Being Patriotic's not the
fashion, so they say,
To fly your countries' flag's
Society tried its best to
But the spirit lives until the end of time.
Back with a Bang now.
Back with the gang now.
Back with a Bang now.
Back with the gang now, 2,
They reckoned every Skinhead
was a bad man,
Enough to make an honest
man be sick,
And they filled their papers
with this rubbish every day,
Never miss a dirty little
And still today they keep
Four years on and they still
That the Skinhead way of
is getting stronger every
And we are never gonna turn.
The first RAC gig for nearly
4 years took place in Stratford, East London. Skrewdriver supported by The Ovaltinies
played to over 500 people.
The National Front were keen
to exploit Skrewdriver's popularity, seeing it as a great opportunity to recruit new members
into its ranks. The NF set up Britain's first Nationalist record label -
White Noise Records - and produced Skrewdriver's first political tracks in
the form of White Power, Smash the I.R.A. and Shove the Dove.
White Power 1, 2, 3,
I stand and watch my country, going down the drain,
We are all at fault now, we
are all to blame,
We're letting them take over, we just let them come,
Once we had an Empire, and now we've got a slum.
White Power, for England,
White Power, today,
White Power, for Britain,
Before rt gets too late.
We've seen a lot of riots, we
just sit and scoff,
We've seen a lot of muggings, and the judges let them off.
We've got to do something, to
try and stop the rot,
The traitors that have used us, they should all be shot.
Are we going to sit and let
Have they got the White man on the run?
The multiracial society is a
We aren't going to take much more of this.
What do we need?
If we don't win our battle,
and all does not go well,
It's an apocalypse for Britain, and we'll see you all in hell!
White Power. The lyrics, for me, apart from Tomorrow Belongs To Me, mean
The EP sent a shock wave throughout
the music industry with one paper claiming that White Power was "The most
evil record of all time."
The reds in the media were intent
on crushing Skrewdriver and the Skinhead movement, but with reviews like
that lan and the boys couldn't wish for better publicity. Sales of the White
Power EP were enormous with the single selling like hot cakes not only in
Britain, but France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Sweden and as far afield
as the USA and Australia.
Owing to Skrewdriver's success
new patriotic bands emerged and flocked to the Nationalist music scene.
Skrewdriver played several Rock Against Communism gigs in and around the
London area with attendance's averaging 500. Bearing in mind that the concerts
could not be advertised and the bands' supporters only got to know about
the gigs by word of mouth via the Skinhead grapevine only added to the prosperity
of the RAC movement.
This was a real kick in the
gob for the music press because here was an underground movement thriving
right under the noses of all who had tried to destroy it.
Due to the massive turnouts
at Skrewdriver gigs, it was decided that some form of security needed to
be implemented. This was not so much for the protection of the band, but
to stop the hordes of drunken fans from killing each other in the frenzy
of stomping and Sieg Heiling on the dancefloor. Put in charge of Skrewdriver
Security was a Skinhead by the name of Nick Crane. He was a British Movement
organiser from Bexleyheath, London and a bouncer by trade. In 1981 Nick appeared
on the front cover of the second Sounds compilation LP Strength Thru' Oil,
which later gave Gary Bushell cause for embarrassment when he found out about
Mr Crane's political beliefs.
Meanwhile, Geoff Williams, Skrewdriver's
drummer, was becoming increasingly unreliable by letting the band down at
rehearsals and not turning up at gigs. Luckily, Skrewdriver's producer Mark
Sutherland could play the drums and he helped the lads out by standing in
for Geoff at various RAC concerts. Eventually, Geoff quit Skrewdriver due
to outside pressures and Mark took over permanently. With the increased
popularity in Rock Against Communism, the NF youth magazine Bulldog, whom
Joe Pearce was the editor, started to cover Skrewdriver's progress within
White Noise Records released
Skrewdriver's second vinyl offering on their label: Voice Of Britain, a fast,
catchy number with lan growling out his call for a British rebirth, and on
the B-side Sick Society which is best described as a modern day folk song
inspired by the murder of NF member Albert Mariner.
than any other song we've ever done. It's such a stark statement. It's
there. It's very direct.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
At 7:45pm on Tuesday
3rd May 1983, old-age pensioner and National Front member Albert Mariner
was walking to an NF election meeting when he was struck on the head by a
brick hurled from a "mainly black" mob of rioters. They had been mobilised
by an unlawful election leaflet issued by Labour Councillors of the London
Borough of Haringey. Albert was taken to hospital where he died the next
day. The police refused to investigate the events which led to Albert's death.
Throughout 1983 the RAC concerts
carried on apace with the lads gigging on average once every month, lan carried
on his work for the National Front handing out pro-White leaflets and newspapers
on the streets of London.
In the studio Skrewdriver recorded
When The Boat Comes In, which was put out on WN3 - The This Is White Noise EP -
along with three other up-and-coming RAC bands the Diehards, Brutal Attack and
The band finished the year off
by doing a RAC gig in Kensington on the 19th of November and a White Xmas gig in
Barking on the 16th of December.
I don't know if lan made any
New Year's resolutions but 1984 brought with it many new beginnings. Lester waved goodbye
to Skrewdriver, and then Frenchy left the band and went on the join the
WHEN THE NORTH WIND BLOWS
From the British Brothers League
founded in 1901, past Rotha Linhorn-Orman's British Fascists, to Oswald
Mosley's BUF and onward the British right has led a curious life.
In the late 1960's there were
six organisations of any note in the field of Nationalist politics in Britain.
Apart from the Racial Preservation Society, there was John Tyndall's Greater
Britain Movement and the League of Empire Loyalists, under A.K. Chesterton.
There was the British National Party led by John Bean and Andrew Fountaine,
and there was the British Movement.
The British Movement was founded in the summer of 1968 by Colin Jordan,
a former school teacher who built up his die-hard reputation in the 1950's.
In 1962 Mr. Jordan and the American National Socialist leader George Lincoln
Rockwell settled a blueprint for all future National Socialist activity.
It was called the Costswold Declaration. It reflected their assessment of
N.S. direction after 1945 and the death of Adolf Hitler and the role of National
Socialists as a worldwide political movement.
THE COTSWOLD DECLARATION
BELIEVE that an honest man can never be happy in a naked scramble for material
gain and comfort, without any goal which he believes is greater than himself,
and for which he is willing to sacrifice his own egotism. This goal was
formerly provided by fundamentalist religions, but science and subversion
have so weakened all traditional religions, and given man such an unwarranted,
short-sighted conceit of his "power over nature", that he has, in effect,
become his own God. He is spiritually lost, even if he will not admit it.
We believe that the only realistic goal which can still lift man out of
his present unhappy selfishness and into the radiance of self-sacrificing
idealism is the upward struggle of his race, the fight for the common good
of his people.
BELIEVE that society can function successfully, and therefore happily, only
as an organism; that all parts benefit when each part performs the function
for which it is best suited to produce a unified, single-purposed whole, which
is then capable of out-performing any single part, the whole thus vastly increasing
the powers of all co-operating parts, and the parts, therefore, subordinating
a part of their individual freedom to the whole; that the whole perishes
and all of the parts suffer whenever one part fails to perform its own function,
usurps or interferes with the function of another part, or like a cancer,
devours all the nourishment and grows wildly and selfishly out of all proportion
to its task - which latter is exactly the effect on society of the parasitic
Jews and their Marxism.
BELIEVE that man makes genuine progress only when he approaches Nature humbly,
and applies her eternal laws, instead of arrogantly assuming to ignore and
conquer Nature, as do the Marxists with their theories of the supremacy of
environmental influence over the genetic truth of race, special laws of biological
equality for humans only, and their insane denial of the primitive and fundamental
human institution of private property.
BELIEVE that struggle is the vital element of all evolutionary progress and
the very essence of life itself; that it is only method where by we have won
and can maintain dominion over the other animals of the earth; that we must
therefore welcome struggle as a means of testing and improving us, and that
we must despise weaklings who run away from struggle. We believe that life
itself is awarded by Nature only to those who fight for it and win it, not
those who wish or beg for it as a "right".
BELIEVE that no man is entitled to the service or the products of the labour
of his fellow men, unless he contributes at least an equal amount of goods
or services of his own production or inventions. We believe that the contribution
by a member of society of nothing else but tokens called "money" is a fraud
upon his fellows, and does not excuse a man capable of honest work of his
responsibility to produce his share.
BELIEVE that it is to the advantage of society to see that every honest man
has freedom and opportunity to achieve his maximum potentials by preserving
his health, protecting him from unforeseeable and ruinous catastrophes, educating
him to capacity in the areas of his abilities, and guarding him against political
and economic exploitation.
BELIEVE that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a world
on the brink of Jewish-Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing spirit
of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise, like
the early Christians, from the depths of persecution and hatred to bring the
world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order,
and social justice for all men.
SEVEN PRINCIPLES are the rock of our faith. With them, we shall move the
world. The political party program we adopt, based on these principles,
can and will change as events and facts change, as we discover better methods.
But these seven principles are fundamental, absolute, and timeless truth.
They will not change. We bind ourselves permanently and without reservation
to these idea, and the battle to establish them as the only scientific and
realistic basis for human society.
Mr. Jordan is a remarkable man
of vision who has set his face implacably against the national death-wish.
Many have come and many have gone, but Mr. Jordan is to be hailed for his
steadfastness of belief and action over so many years. The British Movement
kept the ideology of National Socialism alive and functioning in Britain,
and in 1975 Mr. Jordan handed the leadership of the organisation to the
then National Secretary and Merseyside organiser Mike McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin
slowly but steadily built up the Movement by redirecting its recruiting
tactics, and soon the BM began to overshadow the National front. Then in
late 1983 without warning Mr. McLaughlin resigned the leadership and closed
down the national offices at Shotton in North Wales. He did not appoint
a successor and simply put the organisation "on ice".
one's for the British Movement and it's called White Power.'
To add too the global influence
that Skrewdriver was having on the White World, two Australians said G'day
to the band and took over the vacant positions. Adam Douglas on guitar and
ex-Quick and the Dead bassist Murray Holmes hopped in Frenchy's boots.
The international limelight
was now shining on Skrewdriver, with not only the European pan-Aryan press
taking an interest in the band, but the Nationalist journals in the USA
also doing articles on the band. Most noticeable being Willis Carlo's ultra
conservative newspaper The Spotlight interviewing lan in their March issue
under the heading "UK White Youths Proud of Heritage".
IAN STUART DONALDSON
lan was now regularly getting fan letters of support from all over the
White world. The NF decided that their coverage in Bulldog magazine was not
enough and launched White Noise magazine and an organisation to run it.
In June 1984, the Greater London Council held a Jobs For A Change festival
at Jubilee Gardens on London's South Bank. Billed to play in front of eighteen
thousand teenage morons high on mind-bending drugs; student floozies with
their heads stuffed with universal brotherhood; perverts and queers of every
conceivable stripe; freaks and misfits; bleeding hearts and racial masochists;
every modern miss and liberal trendy, were the communist, homosexual group
The Redskins, Aswad, Billy Bragg and The Smiths.
Skrewdriver Skins along with
a firm of Chelsea Headhunters, numbering only around eighty, took umbrage
at this outrage.
Skrewdriver were banned from
playing their music and voicing their democratic rights to freedom of speech,
yet these bands were actively encouraged to take to the stage and sing their
lungs out at huge open air festivals and peddle their shitty opinions and
vile political viewpoints.
The Redskins were in the middle
of Lean On Me, when a beer bottle was thrown at them, just missing Chris
Dean. This acted as the signal, and our boys stormed the stage.
To the sounds of Sieg Heil,
breaking glass and feedback, The Redskins were soon beaten down, covered
in blood and begging for mercy. Heads were cracked and bones broken, the
bass guitar even ended up going through the drums. Despite the massively
overwhelming odds the Skinheads and Nationalists reigned triumphant.
Running battles followed in
the streets around Jubilee Gardens along Waterloo Station and it even kicked
off in St. Thomas' Hospital where the injured commies had been taken. The
Redskins, their supporters and the rest of the race-mixing degenerates shit
their pants. The casualty ward certainly lived up to its name that day!
Following the phenomenal success
of the White Power EP in Europe, a West German record label Rock-o-Rama
began to take an interest in Skrewdriver. Herbert, Rock-o-Rama's chairman,
realising the bands potential on the continent, contacted lan and offered
him a contract to produce one LP and a single. A few months earlier Rock-o-Rama
released Combat 84's album - Send In The Marines, which boosted sales of
their recordings across Europe.
'I am not the type of person to creep
and crawl to a bunch of weak-kneed, pacifist lefties and two-faced Zionists.
One must be honest to
people about one's beliefs and especially when the survival of our very
race is a stake.
I have no doubt that anyone who expounds patriotic beliefs has a little
black mark put against his name, and by
now I must have a massive black mark near my name.'
lan accepted Herbert's deal
and Rock-o-Rama was able to give Skrewdriver far more revelation and exposure
than White Noise Records.
The new look Skrewdriver recorded
the Invasion/On Our Streets single and at the same time laid down 14 tracks
for their second LP Hail The New Dawn. Hail The New Dawn, which was released
in the Summer of 1984, contains some of lan's finest work including what
has been termed as Skrewdriver's greatest song Free My Land.
Free My Land was lan's rendition
to the six point master plan and Zionist dream of Eric Arthur Blair's (aka
George Orwell) book Nineteen Eighty-Four which, published in 1949, told
the story of Winston Smith and his rebellion against the ruling party, of
his hatred of Big Brother, Doublethink, Newspeak and Thought-crime. 1984
is Blair's vision of a brutalised and manipulated humanity by a totalitarian
state, which although over 50 years old is still gripping and supremely relevant
Hail The New Dawn contains nearly
all the songs Skrewdriver did live in the early eighties and registered
how the band was moving away from it's humble Oi! beginnings and progressing
into the earthy realms of rock.
I stand and watch my country
It's so easy to see that it
is being taken away,
All the immigrants, and all
the left-wing lies,
Why does no one else ask the
We were the country that had
We were the country Rule
Britannia we would sing,
We were the country and we could
Once a nation, and now we're
run by jews,
We want our country back now!
It's time our people stood together
side by side,
It's time we stood and fought
against the media's lies.
The capitalist and the communist,
Well they co-exist,
And if you love your country
you'll be on their list.
The sands of time are running
out for this land,
It's time the people stood and
raised their hands,
It's time we drove out the traitors
that we can see,
Now is the time this nation
should be free!
Free my land now!
Mad Matty Morgan of Skrewdriver Security contributed to the album by writing
track five - Race And Nation. Nicky Crane, also administers by not only
doing the artwork for the cover design, but penning the lyrics to the song
Justice, which tells the tale of Nick's own dished out British justice when
he was sent down for four years for defending himself, along with a group
of friends who happened to be British Movement members, against a bunch
of rampaging Negroids who were attacking them.
Following the alliance with
Rock-o-Rama Records, massive inroads into the booming German Skinhead scene
were made and a far larger market for Skrewdriver's recordings was opened
up, plus sales of the bands records, including repressed earlier singles
were now thriving.
On the 29th September 1984,
the White Noise Club organised a Rock Against Communism open air festival
on a private estate in Suffolk, which was in fact Nick Griffins' fathers
farm. The amount of patriotic bands emerging from the shadows due to Skrewdriver's
prosperity and lan's accomplishments at this time can only be described
as amazing. Due to the success of RAC, groups of NF supporters were forming
their own bands and the White resistance to the multiracial music industry
swelled and developed. No longer did patriotic bands have to submit to communist
intimidation or capitalist financial pressure and become Mammon's play thing.
The formation of RAC signified that Nationalist bands could now stand on
their own two feet and did not need to dance too the tune of the music press.
At the first RAC open air festival Skrewdriver supported by six bands, including
Public Enemy, Indecent Exposure, Brutal Attack and the Die-Hards, played
to nearly six hundred Nationalist Aryan youths with not a hint of trouble,
unlike The Redskins event three months earlier. Just proud White folk raising
their voices and their right arms in the glory of Nationalist rock.
At the gig, Skrewdriver's line-up
comprised of two Englishmen and two Australians but, in March 1985 the band
brought in a second guitarist, adding even more of an international flavour
to the group introducing an Italian into its ranks by the name of Steve
The Skinhead from Bologna played
his first Skrewdriver gig at a RAC concert in East Ham, London. Before long
the new five-piece Skrewdriver was in the studio recording two tracks for
the compilation LP No Surrender, a joint White Noise / Rock-o-Rama project
involving eleven bands.
With Steve now on second guitar,
more scope was added to Skrewdriver's musical compositions, and a heavier
sound was evolving. Skrewdriver contributed Don't Let Them Pull You Down
and Tearing Down The Wall to the album.
Down The Wall was about the Berlin wall which divided East and West Germany.
Not long after the release of
the No Surrender LP, Skrewdriver was dogged with yet more line up changes
with Murray Holmes leaving the band. Lacking a bassist Steve filled in and
Paul Swain joined the boys.
Swainy was the ex-axeman with
the Oi! band the 4 Skins, and was no stranger to the Nationalist cause himself.
The 4 Skins were involved in
the race riot at the Hambrough Tavern, Southall in 1981. The band were doing
a gig at the Hambrough Tavern, along with fellow Oi! boys The Last Resort
and The Business. The 4 Skins were in the middle of belting out Chaos and
the pub windows went through, bricks and bottles rained in and over two
thousand of our Asian friends went on the rampage throwing petrol bombs
Gary Hitchcock, the 4 Skins
manager was also an ex-member of the British Movement.
It is worth mentioning, even
though Swainy used to play in an Oi! band and that Skrewdriver started life
as a Punk group, Skrewdriver were now developing musically and evolving towards
a sound more akin to Heavy Metal than Oi! music. In the 1950's the DJ Alan
Freed coined the phrase Rock and Roll. In the 1980's lan Stuart pioneered
the term White Rock.
lan's musical roots lay buried
within the semitones of The Who and the octaves of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Now,
after nearly ten years of song writing lan's musical education was reaching
maturity and this was beginning to bear fruit in Skrewdriver's work.
This rings especially true of
the band's third album Blood & Honour which marked a new beginning in
the musical direction of Skrewdriver - it waved goodbye to their Oi! past
and heralded the bands coming of age.
It was built by the communists
to stop people escaping from their "paradise", their "workers paradise"!
That song was recorded for
the album out of respect
for our German comrades because we share
their belief in a united
Germany which can only help strengthen European ties.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
it (Blood & Honour). Personally, I think it's the best thing we've done.
It's heavier and better produced
than anything we've done
before. The tunes on the album are more intricate, not so basic, though
is still raw and powerful
which is the way I like the band to be. There's more to the tunes, more
to the lyrics
and better musicianship.'
Blood & Honour was recorded
in the Autumn of 1985, along with two other tracks intended to be released
on single. As well as showing the transition to more of a Rock sound, the
album reflects lan's strong belief in National Socialism. Outstanding tracks
on the album include Blood & Honour, The Way It's Got To Be, Prisoner
Of Peace (to the memory of brave heroic Rudolf Hess, who on the 10th of
May 1941 landed by parachute in Scotland seeking to end war between Britain
and Germany and was imprisoned for forty six years to the everlasting shame
of humanity), The Jewel In The Sea, and the anti-drugs anthem Needle Man.
Needle man leads me nicely on
to the album cover designed by Bugs Tattoo Parlour, which was then based on
the Caledonian Road, North London, but has since moved. Many Skins visited
the shop and had the Blood & Honour Viking etched into their flesh.
The LP was released in December
1985, but eleven days into that month lan found himself, along with Des
Clarke of Skrewdriver Security, in court and sentenced to a 12 month jail
term. It would be six months before lan could hear the album again.
Open up your eyes,
you are in for such a surprise,
You have no idea what is going on. You're just being used once again.
Open up your eyes, tell me
can you see now,
Open up your eyes, can you see clearly?
Tell me why you're doing
what you do,
Is it someone else now or
is it you?
You tell me you are in it for the wealth,
But your just there for the profit, yeah nothing else.
Left wing elements are using
I tell you now there must be something you can do,
At least my self-respect
remains with me,
Cos I don't pretend that I'm something I cannot be.
You have got to try to run
your own life,
You keep yours yeah, and
I'm gonna try mine,
You look around and then
you will realise,
You see so many people in
a different light.
attacked by a mob of blacks after Searchlight (a left-wing magazine published
by Jewish communist Gerry Gable)
Here are some reports from various
tabloids on what "allegedly" transpired:
had been giving out leaflets with my face, my address, where I drink on
them, we used to get trouble most weekends from
gangs of blacks going past my house on the way home from college, and
one particular night we got attacked by about eight
or nine of them, we fought back, the police arrived and we got arrested.
The blacks didn't even turn up at court for three days
in a row and the police had to go out and bring them to the court.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
David Brown in the Sunday Observer
'Led by lan Stuart who was
jailed for 12 months in 1986 for a street attack on a Nigerian in the King's
Cross area of London, Blood and Honour is planning to tour Holland, Belgium,
France, Sweden and the United States later this year'.
Garry Bushell in The Sun, 6
Stewart, 28 - who changed
his name from Donaldson - is serving 12 months in Wayland prison, Norfolk,
for attacking a West Indian'.
Chris Dignan in a local Derby newspaper, 1993:
'He was jailed for 12 months
in 1986 for attacking a Nigerian woman on a London Street'.
lan spent the festive season
of 1985 in Wormwood Scrubs working on the hot plate dishing up the porridge
and in the new year got shipped out to Wayland prison.
If the System thought incarcerating
lan in their dungeons would weaken his resolve and make him submit they
were deeply misguided. Although inspiration is arduous to come by in a smelly,
deceased twelve by six cell, lan managed to write an article for National
Front News, and pen the lyrics to many new songs. Whilst inside lan received
more mail than the rest of his fellow inmates put together, and he would
spend much of his time corresponding with comrades and supporters from around
the globe. Apart from listening to the radio and writing, lan also read a
lot; he found David living's books engrossing and helped to pass the time,
but his favourite author was J.R.R. Tolkien and lan would study and pore
over his magnum opus "The Lord of the Rings" for hours at a time.
One of the main characters in
"The Lord of the Rings" is an old wise wizard by the name of Gandalf the Grey.
It is interesting to note that in book three, The Two Towers, Chapter V,
Gandalf the Grey also becomes known as The White Rider, if this is just a
facetious coincidence regarding the title of Skrewdriver's forth LP or no
I can not be sure, but I do know lan read and reread "The Lord of the Rings"
afresh over ten times!
We see it on the streets
today, we see it on the news,
The so-called British law
machine, and it's
us who pay the dues,
Then we read it in the papers, that the black man gets it tough,
But we all know that this
is wrong, and we have
Where has has justice gone,
where does it hide?
Where has justice gone, or
is it just another lie?
If there's a mugging on the
streets today, or
riots in the town.
We get told by a blinkered
brought it round.
He says "they've got no money", he says "they've got no jobs".
Well neither have we, and
I don't see,
that it gives them the right
to rob and loot now.
It seems we stand convicted,
accused of being White,
It seems that we are criminals, for we're not scared to fight.
There'll be no surrender,
to all our people's foes,
We'll fight until the victory, we'll find the way to go.
no real regrets, I didn't
like being in jail much. But that wouldn't
The White Rider album was released
in 1987, and included many of the songs lan wrote whilst in prison. Where
Has Justice Gone and Behind The Bars was lan's venomous reply to the corrupt
legal system. The LP was well produced, a mixture of gritty Rock anthems
including lan's favourite Skrewdriver track I Can See The Fire, and the haunting
ballad concerning the Waffen-SS and their endeavours on the eastern front
- The Snow Fell.
stop me defending myself from a gang of blacks again if I had to.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
The cover design for the LP
was drawn by a Skrewdriver supporter called Christian from Germany, which
is an indication to the growing global influence the band was having on the
World. In fact, on the back of the album cover, the band thanked people from
America, Australia, Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Rhodesia, Scotland,
South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ulster and Wales.
He sat in a room, in
a square the colour of blood,
He'd rule the whole world, if
there was a way that he could,
He'd sit and he'd stare, at
the minarets on top of the tower,.
For he was the beast, as he
hatched his new plans to gain power.
And the snow fell, covering
the dreams and ideals.
And the snow fell, freezing
the blood and the wheels.
And the snow fell, they had
to keep warm for survival.
And the snow fell, and defeated
the beast's only rival.
They took the old roads, that Napoleon had taken before,
They fought as the forces of
Against the darkness in a holy
One day they where looking out,
In the sunshine on the cornflowers,
The next day they were freezing
In the snow and the ice cold showers.
Then came the deadly road back,
On the steppes of their retreat,
The cold racked their bodies,
But worse was the pain of defeat,
Many people who had hailed them
Now turned and looked away,
Those people now knew, that
the beast was no his way.
They finally came back, to the
borders of their Fatherland,
Enemies came, traitors everywhere
Many people fought and died,
knowing that they had to win.
And still it sickens my heart,
To see a picture of the red
flag in Berlin.
it's a bit of a cliche, it is a way of life. I don't actually go around saying
to myself - I'm a Skinhead. But I've been
Skinheads may have started off
in the late 1960's, with bald Mods listening to Ska music, but by now the
movement was a way of life for true, White people in its own right. The
Skinhead movement had made it's irrevocable mark on Nationalist politics.
To me Skinhead epitomises insurgence, militant White working-class rebellion;
it makes the ruling powers in this country, and elsewhere in the world,
petrified! Skinheads have their own way of life, and their own way of dealing
with their enemies. They should not be condemned as nihilistic addle pates
because they have short hair or by the way they dress. The Skinheads are
an army, an army of patriotic self-respecting White people and like all armies
they generate a harsh image to their adversaries and our enemies. Surely
this is a good thing, isn't it? Read on...
After his release from prison,
lan carried on his activities with the National Front, but it wasn't long
before lan sensed something wasn't quite kosher and nurtured growing inner
misgivings that not all the money raised via the White Noise Club was being
circulated back into the movement.
Simultaneously, the NF leadership,
in an attempt to curry flavour and gain respectability with the British
populace, tried to water down Skrewdriver's National Socialist image by
censoring lan's lyrics and telling him what to sing about. The White Noise
cadre (namely Patrick Harrington, Nick Griffin and Derek Holland) dictated
that there was to be no Sieg Heil's and no derogatory references to blacks.
To top it all, the National Front split again, and it gradually emerged that
the White Noise Club had not been paying royalties due to the bands, had
been ripping off supporters of the bands ordering records through their
mail order service and that Rock-o-Rama in Germany was owed around £3000
for merchandise obtained via the WNC. Rightly, Herbert, the chairman of
Rock-o-Rama records, refused to release any new material by the WNC bands
or supply any further records to the National Front until the debt was paid
Totally disgusted with the way
Harrington, Griffin and Holland had gone about things with their gross dishonesty,
lan handed in his letter of resignation to White Noise magazine and
the National Front, with most of the other White rock bands following him.
one since 1977, and before that I was one the first time around in 1971
when I was at school. I do believe in what the
right-wing Skinheads have got to say, and on and off due to various reasons
since 1977 I've been one. But that doesn't
mean to say that everyone who comes to our gigs has to be one. We get
a complete mixed audience.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
us who do all the fighting in the streets. It's us who do the fighting, getting
As a direct result of the widely
felt disappointment with the incompetent leaders of White Noise, lan launched
a new independent organisation that would be run by the people that it would
serve, on a street level basis. The organisation was given the appellation
Blood & Honour, and within a year nearly all the Nationalist bands and
their supporters in the country had joined the association, leaving Harrington
and his cronies with only a handful of members and even a smaller amount
of bands to cash in on. Nevertheless, the White Noise Club struggled on and
started to pursue a strange path towards what they called National Revolution.
Developments had been taking place within the NF for some time now with a
few representatives looking to pre-Hitlerite national revolutionary and Strasserite
ideas as a way of taking the movement forward. Michael Walker's magazine.
Scorpion, provided a forum for these discussions. At the start of the 1980's,
over in the USA, a group of our kinsmen had enough of talking and pussy-footing
around and decided to take the war to ZOG. Robert Mathews banded together
a group of fellow White men and went on a killing and robbing spree accumulating
in dead bodies and a war chest of over 7 million "counterfeit" dollars repossessed
from the Jewish banksters of America, of which only $500,000 was ever recovered!
Meanwhile, in Europe a wave
of extreme-right bombing took place. In Italy, the bombings, which took
over 100 lives, were carried out by the Armed Revolutionary Nuclei (NAR),
a cell structured organisation that advocated a style of fascist politics
known as the Third Position. These terrorist activities proved inspirational
to some quarters of the National Front. Italians wanted for questioning about
a series of killings and bank robberies were provided with safe housing in
Britain with the help of the League of St. George. Led by Roberto Fiore,
the Italians made contact with Nick Griffin, Derek Holland and Joe Pearce.
Fiore, Holland and others worked jointly on a magazine called Rising, which
put across this new thinking, and Holland went on to produce a booklet, The
Political Soldier, which became their guiding publication.
It's us who get harassed by the Old Bill all the time, not them cunts
in suits. Fuck em all!'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
will weaklings rule the White Man by lies and deceit but, the
The political soldier element
of the NF made drastic changes to its polices, dropping public racism and
replacing it with support for black nationalists such as Louis Farrakhan.
Griffin and Holland even travelled to Libya, and this resulted in Colonel
Gadaffi becoming an unlikely hero and the National Front News appearing with
a black power fist on the cover with the words Fight Racism!! If you thought
things couldn't get more confused and schemozzled accusations then started
to abound that homosexuals and perverts had taken control of the NF.
The Blood & Honour movement
couldn't fathom or digest these prodigious turn of events, and ended up
dubbing the Harrington, Holland and Griffin fragmented division of the National
Front the uncourtly moniker - Nutty Fairy Party!
The Nutty Fairy's continued
for a few more months, but it was only a matter of time before they died
of death and went down the plug-hole. They only managed to stay afloat as
long as they did, because the Geordie Odinist White rock band Skullhead refused
to believe that it was a corrupt and dying organisation. Skullhead formed
in 1984 and built up a strong following in the North. The bands' vocalist
Kev Turner was in HMP Arlington at the time of the NF fallout, and on his
release continued to remain loyal to the White Noise Club. In fact, much
to the infuriation of the Consett MP at the time and the anti-fascist magazine,
published by Jewish communist Gerry Gable, Searchlight, Kev even managed
to gig with Skullhead whilst out on weekend leave!
warrior will make his comeback and rule by honesty and love for his race.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
A TIME OF
In a bid to scotch rumours of
corruption and allegations of foul play Pat Harrington took a trip to Bruhl,
West Germany. There he visited Rock-o-Rama records and gave Herbert his long
over due debt of £3000. Once the bill was paid Harrington then had the
gall to ask if it was hunky-dory to take more records on credit. Predictably,
he was told where to get off.
Harrington also asked for a
letter from Herbert stating that he had paid the £3000 debt, so he
could deny having ever ripped people off.
He then proceeded to have a
little tantrum when he was informed that he could have this letter, but
it would state the eleven month delay in payment. In one final attempt to
gain credibility, the White Noise Club dissolved and was replaced by a new
alliance calling itself Counter Culture. Counter Culture was a medley of
a whole sundry of musical tastes, which meant Skullhead and Cardiff's Violent
Storm found themselves in a conglomeration with such unlikely companions
as opera and classical music. To add insult to injury, the Nationalist bands
were then told they needed to smarten up their image and assertively informed
to hang up their 14 hole cherry reds and ditch the White Power T-shirts!
This was all to much for Skullhead and the band quit the National Front /
Counter Culture set up and
went on to form their own association Unity Productions. Unity Productions,
like Blood & Honour, operated independently and aligned itself to no
specific political organisation, and it wasn't long before the two groups
were co-operating together and holding joint Unity / Blood & Honour
Times are changing, everywhere,
Our flags are raising, the
time is near,
Our lives are just a struggle,
that we're fighting everyday,
I know it can't be easy,
It's a time of change,
It's a time of change.
Stood against us, are the
They are worried, because
their time will come,
One called himself a revolutionary,
turned out to be a gay,
Just a mummy's little rich
It's a time of change, It's a time of change.
They call themselves political
But they have a massive yellow streak,
A soldier has strength,
But they are bent, limp wristed and weak,
Pathetic little mummy's boys,
there was nothing they wanted
But come the day, when they
have to pay,
we'll see who they were working
The other enemy, he held
aloft a cross.
And in his church that day,
he prayed to be the boss.
But all he wanted was money,
And all he wanted was praise.
Now he's gone, and the bands
It's a time of change, It's
a time of change.
when it first came out I wasn't so sure that it was a good thing because
I thought that it might be distracting
The NF Flag group, which split
from the Nutty Fairy Party at the very beginning, continued to be street
active throughout all these developments. By January 1990, now led by lan
Anderson, the Flag Group were able to claim the National Front throne as
their own. By January 1990, the Flag Group were able to claim the National
Front throne as their own.
The whole White Noise debacle
should and could have been dealt with more satisfactorily if the movement
movers and shakers united in common bound and aired their grievances in a
positive manner. Alas, this was not to be, and a quantity of mud, accusations
and slanderous indictments were slung, not least by the zine editors of Welsh
Leek and British Oi! adding fuel to the fire when there was no need, dividing
the movement more and causing further ructions.
1987 saw the release of two
Skrewdriver mini LP's: Voice Of Britain put out on White Power Records and
Boots and Braces by Rock-o-Rama. The LP's were just a gathering of Skrewdriver's
singles. The band's singles had now become much sort after items and this
was seen as a way of getting them out to the public.
To commemorate the launch of
the Blood & Honour movement and their magazine by the same name on the
5 September 1987 a gig was arranged in Morden, Surrey. Skrewdriver, Brutal
Attack, Sudden Impact and scene newcomers No Remorse gave a bold account
of themselves in front of a 500 strong crowd which included French, Italian
and German supporters. Skrewdriver's line-up had undergone yet another overhaul,
the band now consisted of: lan Stuart - vocals, Merv Shields - bass, Martin
Cross - guitar, and John Burnley (brother of Paul Burnley from No Remorse)
on drums. The B&H Founding Statement is reproduced below:
BLOOD & HONOUR IS:
An independent National Socialist
movement supporting all active NS / Nationalist parties and groups in the
from Blood & Honour a little bit, but when it got of the ground, it
was good. It worked alongside Blood & Honour.
It's a good thing to have different organisations all working together,
as long as there is no rivalry.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
A magazine promoting NS ideals,
NS music, be it rock. Oi!, metal, etc.
A cog in a movement that has
divisions in most countries. A no compromising stand against all we consider
To unite White youth.
To promote White Power through
positive ideals and a positive message.
To create units in every city
hi every town in every country. To promote our culture and our traditions.
To help any worthy political
organisation either financially or with manpower on the streets.
To win our nations back, once
and for all.
Blood & Honour was an immediate
success and within the space of only a few months was a very stable organisation.
Circulation of Blood & Honour magazine was massive and there was a huge
increase in the number of gigs being organised.
On a cold winter's night in
1987, South London, nearly 300 supporters turned up to watch two of Britain's
premier Nationalist bands, No Remorse and Brutal Attack, belt out some White
Power Skinhead Rock and Roll. At the same gig Skrewdriver decided to do
a guest spot of five numbers and were filmed by Belgium Television. lan
was intrigued by the growing interest from the European community and arrangements
were soon under way for a Blood & Honour gig to be held in Scandinavia.
There had been a spurt in Nationalist fervour in Sweden around the mid 1980's
and a rise in popularity in the Skinhead scene and lan deliberated that
it would be too good an opportunity to be missed and the perfect time to
spread the credo of the Blood & Honour movement.
Skinheads first appeared in
Stockholm, Sweden back in 1979. The first Skinheads used to meet in a rock
club called the Underground, which was in the heart of the city. After that
was closed down the Skins found a new venue near the subway station in Gamla
Stan (Old town), the Shopter Plate.
of Europe seems to be doing quite well as regards to anti-Marxist movements.
On 29 November 1987, after a
lot of messing around and hard work, Skrewdriver finally got to Stockholm.
First the PA didn't turn up, then the original hall got cancelled. The police
tried their best to give the organisers the run around, however against all
this pressure an extremely small PA was acquired and the gig went ahead. As
a direct result of the concert, Blood & Honour established new units in
Stockholm and Gottenberg. Visiting supporters from Finland, Denmark and other
countries from the Northwest European peninsular saw Blood & Honour bands
Dirlewanger, Vit Aggression, Agent Bulldog and Skrewdriver sing their message
of White Pride/White Unity. Supporters snapped up copies of Blood & Honour
Issue N° 2 and returned to their native shores with the doctrine of
the Blood & Honour movement, the doctrine of hope. The seeds were being
The only two nations who are being left behind are the USA and Britain.
The reason for this as far as I am concerned is the complete control of
by the Zionists. Also the legal
system of this country is also
more or less completely run
by Zionists. The control of the
media is an extremely powerful
means with which, a large
the people are force-fed exactly what Zionists want to tell them.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
we are fighting for is the survival of the White race and no vermin will
We now come to a stage in the
proceedings not yet broached in this biography - lan's love life. lan was
a busy man, heavily involved in British Nationalism, touring around the country
/ Europe with Skrewdriver, writing for and replying to zines and recording
albums. This is not to say lan had no time to fit in a girlfriend or three,
on the contrary lan had his far share of female admirers, but as yet that
special person had not entered his life and twanged on his heartstrings.
Most people associate Paris
as the city of romance, but to lan the love capital of the world was the
Swedish port of Gothenburg. Gothenburg is where lan met a maiden by the
name of Agnetta, and the two of them started a relationship. At first comrades
thought lan and Agnetta's fling was just a bit of fun, but it quickly transpired
things were getting serious and rumours started circulating that lan may
stay on in Sweden after the gig to be with Agnetta. As it goes lan returned
to Blighty, and the brief, but passionate relationship came to an abrupt
sway us from our historic course. Long live White Pride, Long live Blood
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Sweden, the country is brilliant. Germany is Brilliant: If it ever came
to the stage where I had to move out of England,
Copies of Blood & Honour
magazine were now coming out at regular three month intervals, and the size
of the paper increased from eight to sixteen pages in the space of only a
few issues. The magazine included regular features such as gig reports, band
interviews, readers letters, RAC charts and a White Whispers column.
In practically no time at all
the subscription only magazine rocketed its circulation to 5,000. A mail order
service was also soon to be found within its pages selling Nationalist albums.
Flags, Loyalist tapes, T-shirts and Swastika pendants amongst other items.
The name given to this distribution centre was Skrewdiver Services.
The business of Nationalist
merchandise sales was a fertile and fruitful profession and it wasn't long
before money hungry businessmen saw that juicy profits could be accumulated.
Stores in London's fashionable Carnaby Street began to stock neo-Nazi regalia,
including Skrewdriver wares. One such shop was Cutdown, owned by a business
named Mr. Andrew St. John. Cutdown set up a mail order outlet, and found
the Nationalist scene a rewarding and lucrative venture. The shop not only
stocked patriotic produce, but also Ska, Mod and Oi! Merchandise.
In a bid to cream more money
from the Skinhead scene, Cutdown organised a Oi! concert at the Astoria Theatre
titled The Main Event. The police allowed the gig to proceed at the Astoria
only if tickets were sold by mail order, and limited to one per person per
address. Booked to play were Section 5, Vicious Rumours, The Magnificent,
Condemned 84, Judge Dread, The Business and the Angelic Upstarts.
Back in the 1970's the Angelic
Upstarts played numerous Rock Against Racism gigs, and now their lead singer
Mensi was a violently outspoken red. In June 1979, the Upstarts played a
concert in Wolverhampton but present at the gig were 50 National Front members
who thought Mensi and his merry band needed putting straight on a thing or
two. Bottles and glasses rained in on the stage, the band shit their pants
and their manager at the time Keith Bell took a pint pot around his napper
and needed six stitches.
Now nine years on Mensi and
the boys were regularly playing Anti-Fascist Action gigs, attending commie
activities and red functions. It seemed the band had not learnt their lesson
and needed a refresher course.
1,500 people turned up to The
Main Event paying £8.50 a ticket. Alex Hughes had finished singing one
of his rude numbers, and the Upstarts came on. Blood & Honour activists
in the crowd took umbrage at Mensi and his commie cohorts, and started to
liven things up. As a result the management of the Astoria called the police,
brought the gig to an abrupt halt and got 16 people arrested.
I'd have to be a country where you wouldn't get so much hassle being a
Nationalist, and I think at the moment Germany is
far from that. I'd probably go somewhere like Antwerp in Belgium. It's
a nice city, there is a hell of a lot of Vlaams Blok MPs
in the Antwerp City itself. It's probably the most right-wing city in
Europe at the moment.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
'Blood & Honour has
took off so well because of it's idea. There has been
no other magazine that
promotes the advancement of the White Race and
that does not tie itself
to any political
party. Blood & Honour is not tied to any
party, it is mainly run by the bands. The bands
are popular so the magazine
is popular. It's main achievement has been to get more people involved in the
White cause and to push the music of the bands over to a lot more
be possible otherwise.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
we invite people from the NF, the BNP, the Klan,
Regardless, the White Power
Rock and Roll bands rocked on, and the European Skinhead Army of Blood &
Honour took a tour of duty in France. In May, No Remorse went over to Brest.
Paul and the boys were suppose to be topping the bill at a five band concert
which included Legion 88, Skin Korps, Brutal Combat and Bunker 84. However,
Inspector Clouseau and the French police in their wisdom decided to cancel
the gig an hour before the doors were due to be open, leaving the 300 or
so Skins who had journeyed from Italy, Germany and the UK aground.
Violence soon erupted with teams
of Blood & Honour supporters storming through the Britanny town stabbing,
cutting and coshing any brown faces they saw.
A new compilation LP named Gods
of War was released on White Power Records, the same label that did Voice
Gods of War is in much the same
vein as the No Surrender LP's, 4 bands appeared on the album with Skrewdriver
contributing three songs: Land on Fire, I'm a Free Man and lan's response
to the NF episode The New Boss. Soon after Gods of War, Skrewdriver became
a five piece band again, with Ross McGarry joining Crossy on guitar and
in the autumn the lads were busy in the studio recording a new LP for Skrewdriver
entitled After The Fire and at the same time did the hard-hitting single
The Showdown. The Showdown, also known as Race War, was the last proper single
by Skrewdriver, financed independently by lan and Cutdown, and put out on
the new record label. White Pride.
the League of St. George and
everybody socialises and gets on.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
The Yuletide of 1988 saw the
release of Rock-o-Rama N°75, After The Fire. The album could be compared
to White Rider, but with more aggressive vocals. The songs that stand out
are the excellent 46 Years, which, like Prisoner of Peace on the Blood &
Honour LP, is about Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess, Retaliate, Win or Die and
Land of Ice, a song about our Nationalist comrades in Sweden. Also, on the
LP are two cover versions, the ballad Green Fields of France by Bogle and
some ole honk - Sweet Home Alabama from lan's favourite son's of the South
The cover artist for the album
was again Skrewdriver Security man Nicky Crane.
Look to the future, our law!
Storm is coming now. Race War!
The sky darkens, night falls!
The battle's conning now, your
We'll carry on the fight until
the day we die,
Against us the people that would
for the flags we fly,
We won't surrender, we won't
We'll fight the fight and we will win.
Stand up beside us and we will
have our day,
Stand up against us, get out of our way.
The storm is rising, blood flows!
The banks are bursting, overflow!
Here it comes now, tidal wave!
Millions of people now, mass
People to the left, people to
People in the middle that don't want to fight,
Traitors fight against us, a
The people in the middle get knocked down!
We fight for freedom, we fight
The colour of our uniform, the colour of our skin!
We know the traitors are in
But now they're running like the others did!
Also released in 1988, much
to lan's indignation, was a live Skrewdriver bootleg album called We've
got the Power. The LP is of very poor quality, and was put out on the Viking
Records label operating from a London box number.
Eighty seven was his final
Nearly five decades through
a veil of tears,
A man whose courage was unsurpassed,
No surrender to the very
Forty six years. Forty six
Forty six years, he stayed
true to his faith.
They tried to break him with
their corrupt ways,
Offered freedom to the end
of his days,
They wanted him to denounce
But his devotion was always
Now he's dead Rudolf Hess
He paid the price for his
A man who left a son and
We won't forget his sacrifice.
the Beastie Boys.'
The start of 1989 began with
a bang for lan. Blood & Honour organised a private function in Swiss Cottage,
North London. Before the gig, lan and Brutal Attack vocalist Ken Mclellan
were having a quiet drink in a local pub, when a group of around twelve reds
burst through the doors and attacked the two with CS gas, knives and bottles.
Despite being injured lan and
Ken valiantly fought back and the commie cowards were sent scuttling down
the road, several sporting bloody faces, lan had been stabbed in the face
and badly gashed by a bottle, but rather than go to the hospital and let the
crowd at the gig down, he went straight ahead and did the concert.
The commies, albeit unwittingly,
were driving lan on. Just like when the Don was at school and playing football,
once he knew he could meet and match the challenge, he would turn his attentions
to different concerns. But, this was lan Stuart Donaldson, he would not
back down. No Surrender! lan had to push on, onward to victory, meet the
challenge and break it. If you tried to stop him he'd just push that much
IAN STUART DONALDSON
lan's answer to the reds was
to organise the 1989 Break The Chains tour.
In April 1989, Skrewdriver were
to play in Eskistuna in Sweden. A week before the gig Gerry Gable, the Jewish
communist with a criminal past, and one of his goons from Searchlight, Graham
Atkinson, travelled to Sweden and gave a press conference. Gable apparently
told the newspapers that he was a journalist and said that Skrewdriver were
not going to do a gig.
He told the listening reporters
that lan Stuart was going to speak at a political meeting and the gig was
just a cover.
By his outright lies and blatant
fabrications Gable managed to get the hall in Eskilstuna closed by the police
who were worried at Gable's threats of violence in the streets. The police
brought in an extra 120 officers to Eskilstuna from Stockholm to meet two
dozen anti-fascists led by weirdo Gerry and his funny little friend Atkinson.
Meanwhile, realising that Gable,
Atkinson and others of their ilk were against the freedom of choice of Swedish
people to watch bands that they chose to watch, Blood & Honour organisers
had booked a standby hall. Gable and company had wasted thousands of Swedish
taxpayers money for the extra police, and Skrewdriver were holding an extremely
successful concert (not a meeting) in Stockholm. Over 300 supporters from
Sweden, Finland and Germany enjoyed a great musical evening with no trouble
and no arrests.
It's not easy outside, looking
Never being part of things,
they say that we have sinned,
We stand alone, those precious
they knew that we won't hide,
We're surrounded by red mobs,
and the police who take their
We're on the mean streets, out
in the city,
We're on the mean streets, everywhere,
We're on the mean streets, out
in the city.
We're on the mean streets, the
fighting is there,
What's that smell? What's this
hell? It's democracy,
Who owns the press, we can guess,
the ones with the money. One
man, one vote, but they still gloat,
the media has control. Three
party state, decides our fate, the TV owns our souls.
We're attacked behind our backs,
we're doing all we can,
If the knife should take our life, at least we never ran,
We know the reds are in the
with the police tucked by their
The real scum are the ones who
and once we believed their
April also saw the release of
The Showdown single released by lan and Cutdown. By now lan was a bit of a
cult figure in the Carnaby Street area with the stores attracting large numbers
of disaffected White youths acquiring Skrewdriver merchandise.
Numerous Jews tried to get the
Cutdown shop shut down including the head of Westminster Council, Lady Porter,
Councillor Paul Dwimoldenberg, Gerry Gable (Searchlies) and Liz Kafete of
Anti-Fascist Action. Plus, on the back of all this the British Board of
Jewish Deputies declared lan to be the worst anti-semite in Britain.
Due to this sudden surge in
popularity Mr. Andrew St. John and two other businessmen operating under
the name of The British Performance Company asked Skrewdriver and other
Blood & Honour bands if they would be interested in doing the 1989 Main
From the off, lan had concerns
over the security arrangements. The gig was not a Blood & Honour event
and the promoters were in charge of all the logistics. However, it was agreed
to do the gig, not least because of the publicity that could be generated
towards the Blood & Honour movement, and the promoters assured B&H
staff that there would be no complications and everything would run like
The gig was billed The Main
Event - Chapter Two, and the bands lined up to play were Skrewdriver, Brutal
Attack, Sudden Impact, No Remorse, Squadron, Vengeance and Bunker 84. The
concert like the Oi! one a year previously was an all ticket affair, and
they were selling for £7.50 a go, and could only be obtained via The
British Performance Company. Over 1200 tickets were sold giving Mr. St. John
and his friends a reasonable return on their investment.
The promoters in a bid to ensure
the concert went ahead booked three venues for the night, all under different
names, and told people before buying tickets that the crowd at the gig would
be video recorded and that all trouble makers would be identified and reported
to the authorities. Plus, as an added security bonus the concert goers were
told to rendezvous at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park were they would be told
the concert venue and directions how to get there, lan still had concerns
regarding the security arrangements and told the organisers to send leaflets
to ticket buyers to transfer the redirection point to Euston Station, so
as to avoid trouble with reds who were meeting at Hyde Park, and stop Blood
& Honour supporters getting provoked into giving the commies a good
All the security assurances
from Mr. St. John that the gig would run like clockwork were correct, if
you purchased your timepiece from Poppadum Street flea market that is. As
it turned out lan's concerns were just, and despite all the promises from
the organisers the Reds and their allies discovered the locations of all
the concert halls and through Zionist pressure got the proprietors to cancel
Blood & Honour staff found
out about the cancellations on Saturday 27 May, the day of the gig, and
undeterred through hard work and a bit of luck, managed to find a small
venue in Kent.
If things were not strained
enough, if then transpired that Mr. St. John never sent out the new rendezvous
leaflets as promised. Luckily, most people heard by word of mouth to meet
at Euston, but unfortunately a few people in one's and two's went to Hyde
Park. At odds of a hundred to one the brave Reds attacked a few people,
which included the beating up of a fifteen year old girl. Against all the
odds the gig when ahead, but lessons were learnt never to work with outsiders
again. In the aftermath of The Main Event - Chapter Two, it emerged the owner
of Cutdown, Mr Andrew St John was really Mr Andrew Benjamin, a shady Jewish
businessman who ran the shop just to make money. Obviously Ian and Skrewdriver
cut all connections with Benjamin and his business immediately.
Talking about a land that
is made of ice,
A land in the North that is full of pride
,Hearts full of
fire, forests full of snow,
Always made welcome by the friends we know,
As we board a Swedish ferry,
And journey through the night,
Gothenburg is waiting.
Hearts of fire - land of
Hearts of fire - land of ice.
We cross a mighty ocean and
arrive next day,
Comrades are waiting on the
dock of the bay,
We toast old friendships
as we shake their hands,
We swear to keep fighting
to release our lands,
The next day on to Stockholm,
to meet comrades of the fight,
Their pride is Sweden's struggle,
Hearts of fire - land of ice. Hearts of fire - land of ice,
Bevera Sverige Svensk is
the slogan there,
Nordic pride is the thing
To save their Northern country
from the Marxist plague,
To stop their country dying they fight every day,
They're fighting in Uppsala,
In Sodertalje they fight,
In Boras and in Malmo,
Hearts of fire - land of ice,
Hearts of fire - land of ice.
VI. NAPALM IN THE
In Pulaski, Tennessee, on a
cold December evening in 1865, six young Confederate veterans whiled away
the evening. One of them hit upon the idea of founding a social club to relieve
the drabness and misery of postwar existence. The club was to be purely for
amusement, drawing on college fraternities and secret societies for it's
rituals and by-laws.
As the night wore on and the
embers in the fireplace died down, the six outbid each other in enthusiasm
for the projected society. It's members would be initiated with weird rites
and each of the men assumed a grandiloquent title for office.
The founders devised a grotesque
costume, consisting of flowing robes, a peaked hat and an eerie mask. One
member proposed the name Kuklux, inspired by kyklos, the greek word for
circle, and another completed it with the alliterative Klan, doubtless called
to mind by the founding members' Scottish ancestry.
The first six Klansmen, McCord,
Lester, Kennedy, Crowe, Jones and Reed, began the circumspect recruitment
of friends for the embryonic fraternal group. Soon the Kuklux Klan was large
enough to stage a bizarre procession through the streets of Pulaski. The
Klansmen mounted on horses, wrapped in sheets decorated with mysterious emblems,
greatly heartened their fellow Whites by their zany skylarking and evident
But, the Klansmen observed a
curious reaction among one segment of Pulaski's residents. The town's Negroid
population, frightened by the masked apparitions, fled to their homes in terror.
The fledgling club's members were not long in taking to heart the lesson
of this incident, and they quickly recognised the Kuklux Klan's potential
for restoring order among the disobedient blacks in the area. By April 1867
the Ku Klux Klan as it was then known blossomed with dens throughout central
and western Tennessee. The membership continued to grow rapidly during the
late 1860's with General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the leading tacticians
of the Civil War, accepting the leadership of the movement and taking the
fanciful title of Grand Wizard. George Gordon drafted a constitution known
as the Prescript which laid down the Klan's purpose and procedures and at
one time the Ku Klux Klan had a strength of over 4 million activists.
Adolf Hitler once said
"Somewhere in a faraway place, a Nazi band is playing Dixie and Suwanne River,
the blood will run in the streets of America and Great Britain, then my spirit
will rise from the grave and the world will know that I was right." lan must
have read this quote and took it to heart! lan wanted to reach out to other
youth cults and to expand and promulgate the message of Blood & Honour
the way Skrewdriver had with the Skinheads. Taking inspiration from the Ku
Klux Klan he started to work on a project that would involve the Rock-a-Billy
scene - lan teamed up with the leading Psychobilly group Demented Are Go
and together they formed the studio band The Klansmen.
The Klansmen were Jeb Stuart,
Bones, Jed Clampett and J.B. Forrest. They mainly did songs about the US Civil
War, Vietnam and the Klan. It was pure Rock and Roll Nationalism with a deep
south flavour for those with quiffs and confederate flags.
In early 1989 The Klansmen released
their first album Fetch The Rope on Rock-o-Rama and soon Psychobilly clubs
and Rock and Roll discos about Albion were Reich and Rolling.
we are armpit deep in broken glass, solidifying sweat and brain-dead soulless
psychobillies with tattoos on their foreheads and bloodlust in their eyes
all hunting for live brains to nourish their rotting flesh as every horror
in London assembles. Things quickly get out of hand as huge evil mutant
flat top monsters take over the dance floor to wrench and claw at each other
in the tenffyingly violent ritual of rockabilly dancing. I try fighting
my way down the front but I'm beaten back by a hideously malevolent deathwalker
messily devouring a weaker victim."
you evil spawn of hell,' I scream. You are blocking my view of the lead guitarist'
I clutch my crucifix but against these creatures it is of little use. A few,
the dim light of pronto-intelligence shining feebly in their eyes, battle
with equally foul bouncers and intestines fly in the ensuing carnage as more
zombies pile on top, naked flesh gleaming with raw blood and splattered human
remains. I am backed into a comer and resolve to sell my life dearly. Four
of the creatures start eating my girlfriend.
kill her,' I protest. She is paying my bus fare home.' Mercifully the gig
ends and the walking dead shuffle off, shoulders hunched, flesh dribbling
from mouths. I find I am limping. One of my feet has been bitten off. Never
mind, it's a small price to pay. The Guana Batz were fab." Review of Psychobilly gig at the London Clarendon
Klubfoot by Martin Millar in the MME.
Soon after the release of Fetch
The Rope, The Klansmen brought out the 12" maxi single Johnny Joined The
Klan, which was a take off from Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode. And on the
B-side Tomorrow Belongs To Me was revamped and done deep South style.
had several requests from Germany for the Klansmen to play live over there.
We normally do a couple
The Klansmen took off really
well, and many people thought the diversion into the Rock-a-billy scene could
have been a colossal success, if only Rock-o-Rama had put enough backing and
investment into the venture.
By the Spring of 1989 The Klansmen
project was in full swing. The Break The Chains tour had just been accomplished
and in May lan decided to venture out alone to release a solo effort No
lan was writing so much material
doing a solo album seemed the obvious way to get his songs out to the fans.
No Turning Back is in much the same vain as previous Skrewdriver albums
with songs like Triumph Of The Will, Red Flags Are Burning and Firepower,
but it was also a slightly more personal album (I feel) with lan trying to
convey how difficult it is to continue playing in a White Rock and Roll
band and putting up with all the pressures of Zionist intimidation everyday
by including No Turning Back and the cover versions It's A Hard Road and
the Who's Behind Blue Eyes to the LP.
of Klansmen songs at most Skrewdriver gigs anyway. The Klansmen haven't
actually been a steady line up anyway,
we tend to use musicians from other bands. It's good for them, as they
get to record which a lot of bands don't manage
to do, and it also gets more people involved in our cause.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
1989 was an incredibly busy
time for lan. It must have seemed he was forever on the road touring, writing
new songs or in the studio laying down tracks. White Power Records released
their seventh accomplishment Gods Of War -Volume 2, with seven bands doing
twelve songs. Skrewdriver's contribution to the album were the tracks Rising
and We Can't Be Beaten. Plus, the mysterious hooded figures The Klansmen
added their versions of White Power and Tomorrow Belongs To Me to the collection.
Only few men in history achieve
a lasting goal,
Stand true against adversity
that reach your very soul,
The people stand behind these
their hearts and minds are
one. They want to share their destiny until the job is done.
This is a triumph of the
This is a triumph of the
History books are written
Nothing that you read is
true. If they don't want you to know about something,
They keep the facts from
Some now say that Karl Marx
And communism's good,
What they don't tell is Marx
is in hell,
And his flags are drenched
We are the vanguard, the
blood and the honour,
The truth bearers of freedom
Government pressure is out
on the street,
The communist media we fight,
Remember places, traitors
They'll all pay for their
All their lies will someday
I've told you six million
There will come a time when
Will have to make a stand,
Will you, be amongst the
few, who fight to keep our lands,
Does the flame still burn
in your heart,
Because it still bums in
You know you'll have to make
Because we're running out
we shall grasp victory.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
BELONGS TO ME
Skrewdriver were now back to
being a four piece outfit, with Martin Cross going over to Paul Burnley's
cluster and aiding the No Remorse spin off band Public Enemy (not to be confused
with the earlier Nationalist band who brought out the England's Glory LP),
as well as teaming up with the Mitcham crew and playing bass with Brutal
Attack on a habitual basis.
As the year rolled by, so did
the Blood & Honour movement and the printing presses at Gables fables
factory. The British / American Oi! Compilation No Surrender - Volume 3 hit
the streets, and so did copies of Searchlight magazine filled with lies and
The sun on the meadow is
The stag in the forest runs
And gather together to greet
Tomorrow belongs to me!
Tomorrow belongs to me!
The branch on the linden
is leafy and green,
The Rhine gives ifs gold
to the sea,
But somewhere a glory awaits
Tomorrow belongs to me!
Tomorrow belongs to me!
The babe in his cradle is
closing his eyes,
The blossom embraces the
But, soon says a whisper,
Tomorrow belongs to me!
Tomorrow belongs to me!
Now Fatherland, Fatherland,
show us the sign,
Your children have waited
The morning will come when the world is mine,
Tomorrow belongs to me!
Tomorrow belongs to me!
is now going so over the top that it's become more like a work of fantasy
rather than a political
Continuing the prosperity of
Fetch The Rope in August, lan met up with the Rock-o-Billy band the Krewmen
and recorded the second Klansmen album for Rock-o-Rama Records, titled Rebel
With a Cause. It was on this album that lan paid tribute to Bob Matthews,
the Order he led and the valiant sacrifices he made. Robert Jay Mathews
was born on the 16th of January 1953, 29 years later we would tell an audience
in a stirring speech at a National Alliance convention:
"Ten hearts, one beat! One hundred hearts,
one beat! Ten thousand hearts, one beat! We are bom to fight and to die
and to continue the flow, the flow of our people. Onward we will go, onward
to the stars, high above the mud, the mud of yellow, black and brown! Kinsmen,
duty calls! The future is now! So stand up like men, and drive the enemy
into the sea! Stand up like men, and swear a sacred oath upon the green graves
of our sires that you will reclaim what our forefathers discovered, explored,
conquered, settled, built and died for! Stand up like men and reclaim our
soil! Kinsmen, arise! Look towards the stars and proclaim our destiny!"
On December 8, 1984 an assault
team of nearly 100 US Marshalls, FBI, Secret Service and treasury agents
bombarded a small house on Whidbey Island, near Seattle in which The Silent
Brotherhood militia movement leader Robert Jay Matthews was making his last
stand. A ruthless barrage of gunfire from handguns, rifles, and automatic
weapons went on for two minutes, killing Matthews. Then the Zionist Occupation
Government agents fired incendiary missiles into the house and burned it
to the ground, thereby cremating the Aryan hero. Ten members of the Bruder
Schweigen went to prison with sentences ranging from 40 - 252 years!
journal. As an example, a recent Searchlight accused me of being an arms
dealer, a drug peddler, an acid house
party organiser, a child pomographer, plus, conspiring to murder Patrick
Harrington. That was all in one issue as well.
It is funny though, how Jewish people such as Gerry Gable are allowed
to publish all these figments of their tormented
imaginations, without fear of prosecution from the press control people.
On the other hand when you discover the
people who run the press and if control boards it's not so funny after
IAN STUART DONALDSON
In the summer of 1989 the people
at PO Box 189 were busy putting together Gods of War - Volume 3. The LP
includes two songs by The Klansmen - What Happened and The Men Who Fly The
Flag. Skrewdriver also appear on the album by contributing the crowd pleaser
The Showdown, plus the flip side to the single Deep Inside.
You're gone with the breeze,
just like the leaves on the trees.
And gone are the times with
your family - with your family.
You left life behind,
You knew they had your death
But there was no way that
you would compromise, no compromise.
You're gone with the breeze,
but you'll always be there on our minds.
You're gone with the breeze,
just a memory of those times.
You're gone with the breeze,
but you left a lot of people who loved you.
You're gone with the breeze,
but we'll remember you.
You stood against lies, and
you would never hide.
You stood face to face with
the enemy - with the enemy.
Against all the odds, danger's
path you trod.
You knew it could only end
in tragedy - in tragedy.
All end in devastation, for
a man who loved his nation.
Another warrior they took
away, yeah they took him away.
But in our hearts he did
Forever more his flag we'll
One day the land will stand
in his memory, Robert Matthews.
is that I write so much material that it is a way of getting songs on to
vinyl rather than just forgetting about
On November 9, 1923 Adolf Hitler
launched what was to become known as the Beer Hall Putsch, 65 years later
- to the day - the Berlin Wall was torn down. Since 1945 the Soviet Union
had kept military forces in the countries of eastern Europe. Those countries
had been cut off from the West by the Iron Curtain that Stalin had built
in 1945-46. The most famous example of the Iron Curtain was the Berlin Wall,
which had been built on Khrushchev's orders in 1961. These actions proved
to be very expensive, and in 1989 Mikhail Gorbachev began to withdraw forces
from the eastern bloc in an effort to save money. The West German government
paid the expenses of the forces, which left East Germany. As Soviet troops
withdrew, country after country left the Warsaw Pact and threw off Communism.
Finally, in November 1989, crowds in Berlin began to dismantle the Wall,
and by the end of the year pieces were being sold as souvenirs.
them. At present I have nearly completed the material for the next Skrewdriver
LP which should be out by summer.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
memorable events of 1989 for me has to be the coming down of the Berlin Wall
and the inevitable reunification
Slay The Beast followed No Turning
Back as lan's second solo concern. His hatred for the Berlin Wall and all
it stood for was shown several years ago in Tearing Down The Wall, now it
was portrayed beautifully in Wall Of Tears. The Compact Disc was launched
in 1983, and six years later Rock-o-Rama invested in their production. Included
in this first batch of CD's was Skrewdriver's sixth musical offering Warlord.
The musical relish of Warlord
is very much in the cut of Heavy Rock and this is reflected in lan's translations
of AC/DC's anthem Back In Black and Guns N' Roses One in a Million.
The works of John Ronald Reuel
Tolkien were not the sole writings lan gained pleasure from, he also enjoyed
T. H. White's "The Once and Future King" concerning Camelot and the legends
of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Indication of this is
apparent on the tenth track of the Warlord album with the song Excalibur, a sword said to have mystical powers.
Arthur who was born in Tintagel, Cornwall, in the 6th century, found the
sword Excalibur whilst riding beside a lake with Merlin and suddenly Arthur
saw rising from the water an arm clothed in white silk, grasping a sword,
and a maiden coming over the water toward him. She offered to give him the
sword, but made Arthur promise that on his death Excalibur should be returned.
Arthur promised gladly, for even from far off he could see the sword was
fine. He and Merlin rowed to the sword, and as Arthur took hold of it, the
arm that had grasped it sank below the water and disappeared into the depths.
The following psalm on the album
The Warriors Song also registered lan's cherish of the finer things in life
such as sinking an ice cold stein or dozen of the amber beverage.
of the German people. I have many good comrades and friends in Germany
and I am happy for them in their hour of victory -
Also the crumbling of Marxism in Eastern Europe has been great to watch
as Karl Marx's perverted doctrines have been
toppled by national pride.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Redbeard, Boss and Melvis the
Pelvis assisted on the recording by way of backing vocals and their strains
can heard on track 9 - Glory, giving thanks to German Blood & Honour stewards
Thorstens Schedes and Krekeler. Stockholm activist Hasse is also shown appreciation
for his sleeve design.
Returning home from the battlefields,
Take your seat in the hall of Kings,
Celebrating recent victories,
Look towards what the future yet may bring.
The warrior is here, fighting
The warrior is here, fighting
Let's drink to the mighty
Let's drink to the northern
Let's drink to our women's
Let's drink before the war
When you were young you chose
the life of a warrior,
To live and die to keep your
You had good times, you had
You did everything by heart,
Your life is built around
honour and loyalty.
Let's drink to the coming
Let's drink to the blood
Let's drink to the thrill
Let's drink as our foes all
Let's drink to our mighty
Let's drink to the northern
Let's drink to our women's
Let's drink before the war
even accused me of printing Swedish Nationalist magazines. God knows where
I keep this
With lan voicing his concern
for a White resurgence and our slumbering kinsmen on hearing his distressing
calls becoming transient, the enemies of Aryan freedom decreed to step up
their offensive in an attempt to halt the progress lan was forging. Gable
continued his libellous assaults in Searchlies, but more alarming was the
police harassment campaign lan had to undergo.
printing press, under my bed probably! I can't even understand one word
of Swedish! I must be a busy man!'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
start a Nationalist band unless your willing to accept a hell of a lot of
harassment and a lot of
WHAT PRICE FREEDOM?
1989 was a very successful twelve
months for the Blood & Honour movement with regards the amount of gigs,
record releases and sales of LP's surpassing previous years.
To grant lan more of an opportunity
to effectively dedicate his time to pursuing Blood & Honour objectives,
the decision was made to pass the editorial of Blood & Honour magazine
on to new hands.
A Skrewdriver Security personnel
representative going by the pseudonym of Cat was made responsible for the
publishing of Blood & Honour magazine. Issue N° 10 of the sixteen
page, 50 pence paper saw the light of day in the fledgling months of 1990,
the monograph included a Blood & Honour gig report from Germany, an
account of No Remorse playing in Italy, an interview with Division S of
Sweden, a Blood & Honour fact file on New Jersey band Doc Marten, Dirlewanger
and the White Pride group Celtic Dawn from Eire. As well as the regular
RAC charts, special notices, advertisements and White Whispers column.
hard work to get anywhere. You've got to be very dedicated to do it. If
you want to make money just forget it,
sing like Englebert Humperdink and get interviewed by Terry Wogan.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
that being Proud to be British is a crime.'
To say lan had a turbulent time
living in London would be a feeble understatement. It got to the stage were
lan couldn't even go for a quiet jar in his local pub or eat his breakfast
in peace at a cafe without pinko students and Red rabble following him around
like lost puppies in an attempt to get him banned from various premises.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
to go into a pub and I'd only be drinking there for about a week and then
the reds would start to hassle the landlord
If the commies were not enough
to contend with, the police then had to get involved and stick their oar
One night a queer got stabbed
in the Kings Cross area, lan was in the vicinity, which was very probable
seeing as he lived in the district. The police in their wisdom decided to
drag lan in, even though they knew he had nothing to do with the incident,
and charge him with a Section 18. As a result lan got slammed in The Scrubs
for two and a half months until The Crown Prosecution Service decided they
hadn't got any evidence.
In one sense it can be said
that by imprisoning lan his enemies did him a favour by providing him with
some peace and quiet, a luxury which his duties as director of Britain's
premier National Socialist band and figurehead of the Blood & Honour
organisation seldom, if ever, permitted.
Similar to Adolf Hitler's incarceration
in Landsberg Castle in December 1924, where the Fuhrer compiled the anthology
Mein Kampf, lan's enforced leisure afforded him the opportunity to write
a fantasy book called "The New Dawn", much in the spirit of his favourite
and then picket the pub, so obviously I got banned. All this was happening,
and also the fact that there was literally nowhere
we could meet and have a drink. Also everytime there was a left wing march
in London, they used to visit my house, plus I
was getting demonstrations outside my house every three to four weeks.
The police always informed me that if I came out
of my house while they were there I would be nicked for inciting them
to cause violence!'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
basically a fantasy story about a land that was being invaded, all the tribes
lan hoped to publish the book
one day, and maybe even do a concept LP to go with it. Unfortunately, being
the trusting soul that he was, lan lent the manuscript to a member of the
Skrewdriver Security team named Del O'Connor, and the book was never returned.
fought against each other, but in the end they all united to fight the
IAN STUART DONALDSON
the vermin does, we'll be there with a pint and a stiff right arm!'
Following his release from Wormwood
Scrubs, the commies continued their picketing campaigns, and the police
pursued their harassment offensive. In the end lan decided that it would
be best all round if he upped sticks and moved away.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
a load of British Nationalist Party supporters were attacked by IRA supporters.
The police arrived on the scene and took all the BNP supporters names and
numbers, they went around to their houses later on and asked them if they
would testify in court and get their attackers charged. The only problem
was that the police had made a mistake and thought that they were the IRA
supporters. I was tipped off by these BNP people that the police
officer in charge had actually
said to them (still thinking that they were IRA) that they should say that they saw me (lan
Stuart} causing all of
the trouble. Basically, if they hadn't got the IRA and the BNP muddled up they might have got away
with the frame up. So I
thought if thats what's going to happen every time anything happens in London and I'm going to
get stitched up for things,
I mean, it was time to go. I wasn't too bothered about the commies because they were arseholes,
it's when the police started
to stitch me up. There's not a great deal that you can do.'
Cat had friends and family in
and around Derbyshire, with his parents owning a public house in the district
and lan travelled up to the Midlands and found himself a residence in the
pastoral hamlet of Heanor.
lan relished his new found freedom
away from the stresses, stains and smog of the metropolis. It wasn't long
before lan established himself in the area, and he imminently found a loyal
company of friends who he could enjoy a beer and a laugh with, including
Meanwhile, Merv Shields abandoned
the good ship Skrewdriver, and was substituted for Jon "Icky" Hickson of
Rochdale band Lionheart celebrity prestige. Skrewdriver's guitarist Ross
McGarry also decided to leave the band for pastures new, and lan was busy
looking for a replacement.
As it happened, lan's girlfriend
Diane Calladine had a brother named Steve, also known by the handle Stigger,
who played guitar and had previously gigged with local rock bands, lan gave
him a go, and despite his long hair and rumours of vague nepotism he passed
the audition and was signed up as the neoteric Skrewdriver axeman.
Stigger played his first Blood
& Honour gig with Skrewdriver in the fledgling months of 1990 at a venue
called Chimmlys in Warsaw, and was supported by Skullhead.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
WE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
from the smoke, our blood stained battalions fly,
charge at the enemy, no-one unwilling to die,
banners are flying, our sabres point to the sun,
pride is our race, and our enemies scatter and run.
fighting for freedom, our destiny hangs by a thread,
fighting for freedom, the flag of our race at our head,
fighting for freedom, the land of our fathers at stake,
fighting for freedom, the blood of our ancestors sake,
Our enemies' ranks are a mixture of colours and hues,
are as one, and as such, we never shall lose,
fight for our honour, we fight for a future of light,
darkness will fall and engulf us,
we lose the fight.
the sounds of battle,
the screams of the wounded are loud,
and wipes the hot blood from his brow.
We knew that the victory is ours,
Away from London lan was able
to focus on his objectives anew, and Skrewdriver were soon gigging on a
regular basis. The band picked up a large local following, and Cat's parents
even benefited from the Blood & Honour concerts with the rendezvous
point chosen for the gigs often being their boozer The Red Lion.
For a time it looked like the
police were going to leave lan alone to get on with playing music, but you
know the old proverb about counting chickens, and soon the boys in blue were
back up to their old jests.
As we gazed at the sight,
The flags of our fathers are raised,
In victorious flight.
'We were doing regular gigs around here,
getting increasing audiences, getting a lot of locals interested, so the
firstly tried to stop the gigs, which they managed up to a certain extent
by threatening the governors of the pubs
with their licences. Then we were rehearsing at a pub at dinner
times, and people used to come in on their dinner
breaks to watch, so the police spoke to the governor of the pub and said
that they (Skrewdriver) are allowed to
rehearse but they must
shut the doors because no-one is allowed to listen to them. Then after a while
behind closed doors they decided that we couldn't do it any more, and
then more recently they have tried to stop me and
a friend from even drinking in the pubs, but they didn't really get away
with that, and due to the governors sticking up for
us the police have let that one drop for the moment, so we are not barred
from drinking anywhere yet.'
In 1964, White-despising Nelson
Rolihlahla Mandela, a leader in the Marxist African National Congress, was
arrested and given a life sentence on charges of sabotage and conspiring
to overthrow the government. In February 1990, the Jewish puppet government
of South Africa sold out the White people of that countryand released the
By April 1994, the votes were
in and Mr Mandela, he who refused to renounce violence and his belief in armed
struggle to execute power, was now in power as the new State President. R.I.P.
the old South Africa, and welcome to hell. As well as being the world's murder
capital. South Africa is also the world's HIV and rape capital.
The early 1990's saw a resurgence
in Nationalist bands with the likes of Grade One, Bladeout, Hobnail and
the fine Razors Edge from Brum reinforcing the Aryan backlash. Frequent
RAC functions were also being arranged with two or three concerts taking
place a month.
April 21, 1990, saw Blood &
Honour and Unity Productions stage a gig in Newcastle. Over 400 followers
were in attendance at the concert to behold familiar RAC favourites Skrewdriver,
Skullhead and Brutal Attack, but also mixed in with these Nationalist die-hards
were the new melodious talents of English Rose and Chelmford's Battle Zone
to pump fresh blood into the scene. Ushering this White rising the Blood
& Honour movement spread its wings and took flight to the USA with No
Remorse playing at the Oklahoma Aryan Fest in July. Internationally Blood
& Honour was now bigger than ever, and the Rock Against Communism cause
had certainly advanced a long way since it's architects The Dentists and
Coventry's White Noise of 1977.
Skrewdriver were refused entry
into the USA on several occasions, and never did get to play in Uncle Sam's
backyard, but this didn't stop strong bonds being formed between our too
nations. Links were forged with the White Aryan Resistance, led by Tom Metzger,
the Minnesota dragon slayers Bound For Glory, Hammerskins Nation, KKK, RAHOWA!
(the Church of the Creator band that went on to found Resistance Records),
and No Remorse even formulated an American contact point in Dearborn, Ml.
Now lan was living in Heanor
he was able to travel to Blackpool on a more frequent basis and visit his
friends and relatives. His mother's health had gradually deteriorated over
a time due to malignant cancer, and under elegiac tones Irene sadly passed
lan attended the funeral at
a peaceful cemetery not far from where he was raised. Irene's eldest son
looked on in tristful spirit as his mothers ashes were scattered on the sea
breeze in the rose garden.
If things were bleak in lan's
personal life, happenings elsewhere did not improve matters as the police,
acting on orders given by Alan Greene, the Director of Public Prosecutions,
carried out a raid on the premises of Neil Parrish, the Skrewdriver Services
co-ordinator. The outcome was to seize and confiscate masses of material housed
there and arrest (and eventually imprison) two representatives of Blood &
Honour. Alan Greene later had to resign from his post after being spotted
canoodling with ladies of the night.
it's just unbelievable, being put away just for selling records. As far as I'm concerned and
as far as anybody I
knows concerned there has never
been anything to say that you can't sell records, whatever they
were. I mean, there's
bands going around singing songs
about killing God and loads
of these anti-religion groups, they've all got a bit of
stick, but there has never actually
been any court cases trying
to stop them selling records. Take American rapper
Ice T, some stores said that
they wouldn't stock it, but most stores do still stock it It was all
a publicity stunt and has sold
more records because of it He's
never been charged. Obviously there is nothing wrong in singing
about killing white
people and police. No-one was
ever done by the law for selling Ice T records, and no one has
ever been arrested either.
Our records do not incite violence
at all, our lyrics are basically
about being proud of our white race. If it's illegal to
be proud of your race, why isn't
it illegal to be proud to be black, Asian, etc.?'
Below is an example of the type
of lyrics that if sung by a White band would be instantly outlawed, but
because they are sung by the negroid Ice T you can purchase the recording
at virtually any musical outlet:
STRAIGHT UP NIGGA - DAMN
RIGHT I'M A NIGGA, AND I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU ARE, CAUSE I'M A CAPITAL N-l
DOUBLE G-E-R, BLACK PEOPLE GET MAD, BECAUSE THEY DON'T SEE, THAT THEY'RE
LOOKED UPON, AS A NIGGA JUST LIKE ME, I'M A NIGGA, NOT A COLOURED MAN, OR
A BLACK, OR A NEGRO, OR AN AFRO AMERICAN, I'M ALL THAT, YES I WAS BORN IN
AMERICA TRUE, DOES SOUTH CENTRAL, LOOK LIKE AMERICA TO YOU? I 'M A NIGGA,
A STRAIGHT UP NIGGA, FROM A HARD SCHOOL, WHAT EVER YOU ARE, I DON'T CARE,
THAT IS YOU FOOL, I 'M LOUD AND PROUD, WELL ENDOWED WITH THE BIG BEEF, OUT
ON THE CORNER, I HANG OUT LIKE A HOUSE THIEF, SO YOU CAN CALL ME DUMB OR
CRAZY, IGNORANT, STUPID, INFERIOR LAZY, SILLY OR FOOLISH, BUT I'M BADDER
AND BIGGER, AND MOST OF ALL, I'M A STRAIGHT UP NIGGA.
really win either way. Axl Rose from Guns and Roses can get away with saying
that naughty N word,
Whilst our armed forces were
occupying their time fighting for Jewish masters in the Middle East in the
name of International Capitalism, Skrewdriver were busy working on their latest
musical sacrifice. Things were going well, the lads began to play regularly
and build up a large groundswell of local support, the added agency of Stigger
on guitar shining through.
The boys journeyed to the Fatherland
and played a gig in Stuttgart with local band Noie Werte. The powers that
be tried their hand to halt the gig, but were thoroughly unsuccessful.
Skrewdriver finished laying
down the tracks for their seventh album, and left Meadow Farm Recording
Studio with a dirty grin on their faces, this was Skrewdriver back at their
very best - a howling Gibson guitar, thunderous drums, a right-hook of a
bass line, lyric's like semtex and detonation box vocals, a mix of haunting
ballads and vehement rock. The Strong Survive LP had it all. Stuart Field
engineered on the recording and must have twiddled all the right buttons.
In Voice of Evil lan expressed
his loathing for red teachers poisoning our children's minds with White
self-hate. In Track 8, Backstabber, lan tells us to be awake to the menace
of renegades in our midst and in Mist on the Downs, lan voices his love
for our green and pleasant land.
The Strong Survive, was an apt
title for the bands latest release, having survived commie antagonism at
gigs, the police censure to concerts and all the media slander.
because he's a druggie and has got a black in the band, but I can't risk
saying that N word, unless of course I smoke
a joint at gigs and get a rasta bass player, then it's okay. That's how
fucked up and hypocritical every thing is.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Two months after the release
of The Strong Survive, and after 15 years of being on the road Skrewdriver
brought out a double LP Live and Kicking, recorded in Staffordshire. This
was an official live Blood & Honour recording capturing the energy and
raw electric atmosphere of the Skrewdriver gig. On the back of the Warlord
LP Skrewdriver gave special thanks to amongst others The Cans Bikers, The
Honkers, Black Hogs and Easy riders, plus the Flemish Motorcycle Clubs, lan
met up with the Bikers Against Communism back in Belgium, 1988. A spin-off band for
bikers was an idea he had on the back burner for awhile, now he though the
time was right and White Diamond was composed.
White Diamond and The Reaper
LP they brought out was lan diversifying again, this time into Heavy Metal. Stigger
even has a bash at singing Wishing Well, the number originally done by Free.
I get a feeling, despite the
Someone is trying to grind us
Despite the storm breaking,
people are awakening,
We're always going to be around,
Shout out loud, we're strong
No-one's going to kill our voice,
No treacherous scum, will have
us on the run,
Trying to murder freedom of
Chorus: If we stand proud, and
get knocked down,
Well that's the way it's got
If we die trying, well I prefer
To living on my knees.
Will it be a red day, not if
I have may way,
You can shove your stinking
If they get their say, there'll
only be bad days,
Stand and watch as freedom dies.
Don't give up the fight for
what is good and right,
We've got to keep the vultures
I'm living for the times when
they pay for all their crimes,
And we're sweeping all the rubbish
the Klansmen it has brought in a lot of Rockabillies into
Stigger brought another added
dimension to the band, not only could he bang out rock riffs and power cords
with the best of 'em, but he could also arpeggio, hammer-on and pick slide
harmonics in the classical style. Again, lan was thinking ahead and increasing
his ever expanding curriculum vitae, this time he came up with the notion
of Patriotic Ballads.
Patriotic Ballads was originally
put out on tape, mixed and engineered by Mark Lilley at Meadow Farm Recording
Studio, but was later released on compact disc by Rock-o-Rama. The foreword
on the tape inlay card reads:
'Everyday in the media we are
bombarded with stories of injustice against minorities. What we never hear
about are the many cases of oppression and discrimination by the state against
us, the white majority, lan Stuart and Stigger of SKREWDRIVER have therefore
put together some acoustic ballads to highlight this injustice, and to offer
some hope to a much maligned people. Listen and learn.'
Now that the Blood & Honour
magazine had been passed on to other hands, lan was becoming dismayed at
the way some of the movement was being ran. lan spoke with Chris Hitchin
the editor of British Oi!, who was now also living in the East Midlands area,
and the two of them discussed plans which included ceasing publication of
British Oi! and relaunch the old NF journal New Dawn. Luckily, lan changed
his mind, but he did however start contributing towards British Oi! by way
of writing Skrewdriver News articles for each issue. This must have rattled
some people into action, because the Autumn of 1991 saw issue N°11 of
the Blood & Honour magazine (complete with new editor) back on the streets
after a break of nearly two years!
By the end of the 1980's the
British National Party (BNP) had begun to emerge as the main British Nationalist
association. In June 1989 the BNP held a Rights for Whites rally in Dewsbury,
resulting in 82 commies and their great unwashed cronies being arrested.
The BNP grew on the back of
increased street activity and confrontation. The bringing of its Rights
for Whites campaign to London in 1990 signalled a massive concentration of
BNP activity in Tower Hamlets, East London. Every Sunday over a 100 BNP supporters
would gather in Brick Lane to sell papers and leaflet. In the Autumn of 1991,
they expanded their campaign to Bermondsey and over 1,000 people took to
the streets to smash a Black Power march.
Meanwhile, as our adversaries
tended to their wounds after the Battle of Bermondsey, Skrewdriver were busy
waking up Europe over in Vicenza, headlining a four day Italian festival for
The Rittorno A Camelot festival
was a huge success with contacts being made with Basse Autonoma, Movimento
Politico, Avanguardia and Blood & Honour representatives Peggior Amico.
Skrewdriver played a set of old and new songs including Red flags are Burning,
Stand Proud, Back with a Bang, Street Fight, plus Suddenly and The Snow
Fell were performed acoustically by lan and Stigger. Three weeks later lan
and the boys were packing their bags again, this time on their travels to
Cottbus in Germany. On 2 October 1990, the reunification of Germany took
place, now a year on Skrewdriver were in the Fatherland to celebrate the
anniversary of this much desired coming together. Fifteen British Blood
& Honour supporters went on tour with Skrewdriver to watch the band headline
the White Power concert in Werben, near the Polish border.
Two days before the gig a mixed
group of British and German comrades were relaxing, enjoying the mild evening
air having a quite drink in a few of the local bars and Inns of old Cottbus
town, when, suddenly, the German police appeared on the scene and started
handcuffing our people and throwing them into waiting vans.
Five of the British contingent
were arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm, including three members
lan wasn't with the lads at
the time of the incident, and the first he knew of the occurrence was when
he was awoken in the early hours by the German police with a gun to his
It transpired that a 20-year-old
youth in the area had been stabbed several times in the back. The lads had nothing to do with the
incident, but what can you do?
the Blood and Honour movement,
which is a good thing.
Hopefully the White Diamond
will do the same thing with a
few bikers. Basically we
are just spreading our wings and
trying to appeal to everybody,
not just Skinheads. People
that I have spoken to about
it (The Reaper) seem to like it, As
far as I'm concerned the
guitar could have been a little bit
louder and the vocals a little
quieter. The original mix of it the
guitar was too loud and you
couldn't hear the vocals, so we
took it back to be re-mixed
and it went the other way around.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
that I see it is that Skrewdriver are being made scapegoats for the fact
that the German government have
lan was later released, but
the authorities refused to grant bail to the other Blood & Honour people
- Jon Richard Bellany, Steven Calladine, Jonathan Hickson, Richard Brierley,
Kevin Noon and a German comrade by the name of Bo. Come the night of the
gig lan took to the stage and told the assembled audience about the previous
night's events. Filled with anger and fuelled by lan's stirring words, plus
the moral sense of injustice of it all, 300 enraged Skinheads marched on
Cottbus police station and demanded the release of their kinsmen. When the
authorities refused, our brothers attacked the jail and at one stage it seemed
that they were about to be successful in their bid to free the captive Nationalists.
brought too many immigrants into the country. So if we had anything to
do with waking German feeling up, all the
better for it Although I do not think It has got anything to do with us.
It's just the German people rising against the
influx of immigrants and I wish that the British people would do the same.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
that it may have been aggravated a little bit by the fact that the police kept them all
in prison, obviously
Shortly after the siege the
6 prisoners were transferred to the top security gaol of Moat Prison in Berlin.
On his return home lan immediately
set about organising a campaign to free his comrades which included the
release of a six track mini LP recorded with Rough Justice entitled 'Justice For The Cottbus
Two months after being arrested
and left to rot in a German prison the 'Cottbus Six' were released on bail
and the charges quashed after an agonising two years of intermittent trials.
I was still out which
was a bad mistake on the police's side, cos I was able to go to the gig and tell everybody
what had happened, and
after the gig obviously there was some trouble with the police.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
THE COTTBUS SIX
On a brighter note Neil Parrish
the Skrewdriver Services director, and his long time girlfriend Debbie got
wed on Christmas Eve. Not to be outdone lan and Diane did the honourable
thing and got engaged.
EARLY WARNING SIGN
And the people call for Justice
And none of your dirty little
Yeah the people shout for
Justice - Justice,
And that means freedom for
the Cottbus Six,
Within four evil walls, accused
of a crime,
But all they done,
Was be in the wrong place
at the wrong time,
Doing all that we can do to free the innocent,
But our hands are bound,
By the lying press and the corrupt governments.
And the people shout for Justice - Justice,
And none of your dirty little
Yeah the people shout for
Justice - Justice,
And that means freedom for
the Cottbus Six
Six young lives are wasting,
scapegoats for the powers
Sacrificed for one world
men and their immigration policy,
I tell you now if it's your
plan to try and break us down,
Your corrupt plans will tumble cos we'll always be around.
Arrested by the remnants
of a Communist regime.
Corruption in high places
still around it seems.
As six young men at rotting
in a dungeon that's still red.
One day the truth will break
And the chains will all be
our government telling the South African government that they have to talk
There are many who say the AWB
"did nothing" to try and physically prevent the takeover of South Africa
by the ANC - as had long been Terre'Blanche's war cry at AWB rallies.
This criticism is based on ignorance
of the facts, the truth is that out of all of the numerous right-wing organisations
which threatened violence and uprising should the ANC take over, the only
organised active physical resistance came from the AWB, and this was acknowledged
in a strange way by the government of the time with the calling out of a
state of emergency in the Western Transvaal in April 1994.
After a series of diminutive
bomb blasts in Western Transvaal towns such as Bloemhof and Sannieshof, the
first indication of real trouble came with the destruction of the SABC broadcast
tower serving the Western Transvaal during the week running up to the April
On Friday night, 22 April 1994,
a bomb destroyed the Department of Home Affairs offices in Potgietersrus
in the Northern Transvaal, and an important petrol pipeline running from
the Sasol complex in the northern Orange Free State was severely damaged,
causing a spectacular fire, by a bomb the same night. It was however, a bombing
campaign which occurred in the days immediately leading up to the election
which caused international headlines, and for a while did cause many observers
to seriously question whether the elections would go ahead or not. During
this bombing campaign, the largest bombs ever to be detonated in South Africa's
history were to go off, bombs four times as big as the biggest bomb that
the ANC had ever been able to detonate during its 29 year long guerrilla
The origins of the AWB lie deep
in the psyche of extreme Afrikaner Nationalism, which dates back to the
independent Boer Republics of the late 1800's. After their defeat at the
hands of the British Empire during the second Anglo Boer War of 1899 - 1902,
Afrikaner Nationalism reorganised itself into formal political groupings,
most notably the National Party, founded in 1912 by a Boer War General,
JBM Hertzog. This was the National Party which (after a number of splits
which resulted in its name being changed to the Herstigte National Party
- HNP - the reunited National Party) won the 1948 general election and formally
introduced the Apartheid era in South Africa.
The HNP which won the 1948 election
was however, by no means a single united party and consisted of a formal
alliance with another party (the Afrikaner Party) and an informal alliance
with several smaller Afrikaner National forces which dated from the Second
Amongst these forces were the
remnants of the militant Nationalist Os-sewabrandwag, (Ox Wagon Sentinel)
which had actively opposed South Africa's involvement in the Second World
War, and had tried to physically sabotage the war effort with a campaign of
urban terrorism and violence; and the Greyshirts, an openly Nazi organisation
whose emblem was an orange, white and blue swastika.
with Nelson Mandela, a dirty old fucking terrorist who blows White people
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Very early in the new year of
1992, when most of us were still recovering from our Hogmanay hangovers and
hoovering-up the pine needles, Skrewdriver were busy releasing the 12 track
Freedom What Freedom LP. The album was due to be brought out at the end of
February and called Back To Basics, but due to the Cottbus Six oppression
in the Fatherland, lan gave the LP a title change and Rock-o-Rama pulled out
all the stops and brought the release date forward.
The Storm clouds are gathering,
the liberals are bleating,
The vultures are looking down,
On the land of South Africa,
The traitors are growing, cause
they see the Whites falling,
They lie in their papers about apartheid's evil ways.
Stand by your own, that's the
Stand by your own, from the
ruins that came,
Stand by your own, it's the
only safe cry,
Stand by your own. Red terror
False prophets are moaning,
and the bankers are groaning,
As the leaders of the weak White West,
sell out the White man again,
We sit here in Europe and wonder
what the future holds,
The murdering ANC walk free around our countries.
As we look to the future and
hope that our kin survive,
All we can do now is trade with them more.
fuck the Old Bill - Jewish tools. The fucking silly little
lan certainly pulled no punches
in this musical gift attacking in true rebellious form the police and the
commie scum, furthermore he celebrated Skrewdriver's recent triumph in Italy
at the Vicenza gig with Return To Camelot and Germany's reunification with
the anthem One Land.
boys in blue. Are we the
Jewish puppets or are we fucking not!'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Album ist dem Deutschen Voike zum ersten
The LP also contains a splattering
of Odinist matter reflected in God Of Thunder, When The North Wind Blows
and the classic ballad The Road To Valhalla. To add a continental flavour
to this truly European record, one of the songs Stolz is sung in German.
Jahre-stag der Wiedervereinigung gewidmet.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
more records in Germany than anywhere else. As
The Battle of Bermondsey emboldened
the BNP leadership to a more confrontation approach, but if the BNP aspired
a more offensive mode with the Reds they needed to be equally sure of their
own defences. The spring of 1992 saw the formation of a new stewarding group
that would provide this desired added security and defence.
This stewarding group soon established
itself as a street fighting force in its own right. Soon the people involved
within the task started to organise themselves into an ordered method of
troops and began to produce a periodical targeting our foes entitled Red
Watch. For years Searchlight printed the names and addresses of our people
unavenged, with the arrival of Red Watch the boot was on the other foot and
now it would be the commies who would experience intimidation and exposure.
'Right, I'll like to dedicate
this next number to a new group that's sprung up on our streets, I think
the Reds have just found out about them. I've known a lot of them for a long
time and their very good blokes and I would like to dedicate this number
to a new group called Redwatch and especially to a little bloke called Charlie,
looks like a school boy, but I've never known anyone fucking less like a
school boy. And this is for Redwatch their doing a fucking good job and this
is a number called When The Boat Comes In - Nigger, Nigger.'
the Germans support us
and give us so much support, I
thought that it was about
time that we done something in
German for them. I wrote
the song in English, I got a German
lad to translate it, put
it on tape for me so I could here the
accents and pronunciations
and done it from that. Also
Germany has probably got the biggest growing Skinhead scene
in Europe, and German
people have stood by the band
almost as long as the English have. We've been on a German
record label since 1982.
It's a lot easier for the Germans to
obtain our records in
Germany too, a lot of normal record
shops stock them, and
even if they don't people can order
them through the record
shops. There not banned over
there, as a matter of
fact they are not actually banned over
here either, the newspapers
say that they are, so all the
shops won't stock them.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Back on the Blood & Honour
battlefield lan had been in the studio again, this time working on his third
solo activity the Patriot LP, and with The Klansmen laying down the tracks
for the Rock N Roll Patriots CD, both recordings saw the light of day around
Patriot way outshone lan's two
previous solo efforts, and should have really been released as a Skrewdriver
LP. lan included a commendable cover version by his favourite band The Rolling
Stones with Paint It Black, but the meritorious ballads of Ship Of Destiny
and Down In The City alone turn the eleven tracks and twelve inch's of black
vinyl into pure lan Stuart hallmarked gold. Rock N Roll Patriots was technology
catching up with the Rock Against Communism ensemble with the recording
only being released on CD. Added to this enhanced sound quality was a report
which was meatier than the other Klans-men delights. Outstanding tracks
include Route 66, Coming Up To Midnight, Get It Right and Freedom, What
Following Skrewdriver's dramatic
episode in Deutschland, Accion Radical, the National Socialist assemblage
in Spain, threw caution to the wind and booked local Valencian band Division
250, No Remorse, Battle Zone and Violent Storm to play a gig for them on
Saturday 14th of March 1992. The Cardiff based White Power band Violent Storm
formed in 1986. Back then, bricklayer Billy was the vocalist and Casey played
bass, their guitarist was Dennis and the drummer a Skinhead called Clarkey,
but after about a year of getting nowhere due to lack of money for equipment
and an absence of places to rehearse, Dennis quit the group and joined the
Army and Clarkey moved to Stoke-on-Trent with his fiance. Soon after Brian
took over on guitar and his brother Darren picked up the sticks.
Now six years later, the band
had a recording contract and had just completed putting the finishing spit
and polish to their debut LP Celtic Warriors. All the band were in high spirits
due to their recent accomplishment in the studio and at the anticipation
of playing at the first international RAC gig ever held in Spain. On the
morning of Friday the 13th, as the lads made their way to the airport along
the M4 near Bristol, the car they were travelling in suddenly went out of
control and slid into a ditch. It resulted in the deaths of Casey, Darren,
Brian and their friend Jason Oakes. Billy who was driving was the only survivor,
dazed and covered in blood he clambered from the wreck and wandered down
the motorway aimlessly until a truck driver found him in a state of shock
on the hard shoulder.
Surmising that Violent Storm
would get the following plane to Valencia after failing to meet up at the
airport Battle Zone and No Remorse flew in to Spain, only to discover the
full extent of the incident.
After much consideration it
was decided that the gig would go ahead and it deemed fit to dedicate the
concert to Violent Storm. A three minute silence was observed and Blood
& Honour supporters gathered at the gig from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal,
Austria, Germany, Britain and Belgium raised their right arms and paid homage
to our fallen brothers.
The majority of the national
newspapers carried the story, and only nine days after the incident the Wales
on Sunday ran a report revealing the "real truth" about the "racist roots"
of Violent Storm. It came as no surprise to see the name Searchlight mentioned
in the article as the source for their information. Whilst family and friends
mourned the passing of four young lives, the brave Reds under the cover of
darkness daubed Violent Storm's local pub with the words "FOUR DOWN ONE TO
All this happened before Paul
Casey had even been laid to rest. In April a benefit concert was organised
in Leicestershire. Skullhead, Squadron and Skrewdriver played. A collection
was made and well over a £1000 was sent to the families of the fallen.
Billy soon recovered from his
injury's and hastily set about forming a new band. The new band was named
Celtic Warrior, after the Violent Storm LP. Celtic warrior in a bid to keep
the memories of Violent Storm alive continue to play their venerable songs
in their set. I think it would have been what the lads would have wanted.
Just as the White Power music
scene was struggling to recover from the Violent Storm tragedy, further pain
beset the movement with news of the murder of Blood & Honour supporter
Paul Carter. On the Easter Bank holiday weekend, Paul was attacked by a gang
of Asians and knifed to death. His only crime was to be White.
One member of the vile mob attempted
to escape the law by fleeing to Pakistan, but fortunately he was apprehended
by the police.
You may wake up one morning,
and your life's been took away,
And you may think back on memories,
and dreams of yesterday,
And you may think life is okay,
and you just keep struggling
But your freedom's being stolen,
so wake up before if s gone.
And they're taking our freedom
They're stealing our freedom
They're taking our freedom away,
So listen closely to what I
The words that you are saying
could be taken as a crime,
They're even finding faults
in the words of nursery rhymes,
One group can't sell their records,
because the law is on their
Well we'll all be mindless prisoners,
if we don't start fighting back.
The TV and the papers keep on
saying that It's alright,
But they're controlled by the reapers,
Of the dawn of endless nights,
You may think I'm exaggerating,
and you look down to the floor,
But you'll realise and raise
as they're kicking down your
keep sending us these fucking Niggers, they keep
These were certainly dark times
for the Blood & Honour movement, but further storms brewed on the horizon.
Stigger abruptly quit Skrewdriver
and lan was forced to abandon playing in Britain for a time and journey
to Germany and use Storkraft as his backing band. Whilst there he played
to over 1000 supporters in Cottbus. Hundreds of Reds turned up in an attempt
to stop the gig but were unceremoniously booted back from whence they came.
Then, just as you thought it
was safe to go back into the water, a turd floated to the surface in the guise
of Nicky Crane.
In wasn't unusual for Channel
4 to air programmes attacking the National Socialist cause with the likes
of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Reportage", and even screen shows documenting
queers. "Out" was a series of one hour programmes about gays and dikes.
Through the weeks it featured shirt lifters in cowboy suits, freaks dressed
up in women's clothes and even had sickening scenes of mentally disabled
men kissing and undressing each other. Skinheads was one of the subjects
covered on the show, and who would appear on TV - former Skrewdriver Security
chief Nicky Crane.
sending us these Paki's, they
keep sending us these dirty
Jewish fuckers to take over
our fucking country, and it's
about time the people in this
country started putting their
own fucking people first.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
more betrayed by him than probably anybody else, because he was the head
of our security. I actually used to stick up for him when people used to
say that he was queer, because he convinced me that he wasn't. I always used
to ask him why he worked at these gay dubs, telling him that he'd get a bad
name. He used to say that it was the security firm that he used to work with,
that they used to give him the job there. I accepted him at face value, as
he was a Nationalist. I was footed the same as everybody else. Perhaps more
than everybody else. I felt I was betrayed by him and I want nothing to do
with him whatsoever. He's dug his own grave as far as I'm concerned.'
Nicky Crane died of Aids a year
Following lan's recent visits
to the Fatherland the multiracial backlash was near to boiling point. Hundreds
of National Socialists and Blood & Honour followers sick and tired of
Romanian gypsies and other non-Whites immigrants pouring into their nation
demanding to be fed, clothed, given money and housed hit back by petrol
bombing the refugee hotels and hostels. The youth of Germany yelled enough!
The Rostock night sky lit up
like the dawn of a new day and an aroma of smoky bacon crisps wafted in the
IAN STUART DONALDSON
HAIL AND THUNDER
flames of the multiracial nightmare roared into the Rostock sky, the winds
of miscegenation, turmoil and violence approached the troubled shores of the
USA and this time racial tension snapped on the streets of Los Angeles. The
race riot ensued in reply to the acquittal of four White policemen charged
with beating Rodney King, a black motorist who was deranged on mind bending
Los Angeles exploded into racial
violence. The LA race riot was the largest and most dangerous since the
turn of the century, more than 60 people were killed and 2,383 injured by
the time local and federal law enforcement personnel were able to restore
order. The race riot cost the city over $800 million in damages, but the
greatest concern was the volatility of the black response, which included
unprovoked attacks on White civilians and widespread looting and arson.
people feel that races and cultures don't mix. It might be touching nerve
ends, but the truth is that blacks are taking our jobs and leaving the White
man with unemployment. Then look at the Jews. Their staple diet is money
and controlling everything that smacks of a pretty profit. Then you have
the communists who want the nonsense of equality for all. Come on, where
does the White man stand? He's at the end of the dole queue. He's on the
wrong side of the larder cupboard. Look, governments come and go and still
the country's sliding down the drain.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
By September Stigger had rejoined
Skrewdriver, and he and lan travelled to Germany to perform the Patriotic
Ballads live. lan didn't know how the crowd would react to the slower numbers,
but the gig went down very well and on their return to England the two entertained
a Nationalist meeting in Mansfield with an assortment of jingoistic tunes
including There Goes The Neighbourhood, The Devils Right Hand, The Snow
Fell and The Green Fields of France.
The petrol bombs are
flying, the people lock their doors,
We've got to make a choice now,
in the middle of a war,
The enemy is taking over, out
on the streets,
And we are not united, and so
Retaliate, will be our only hope.
Retaliate, can we ever cope,
Retaliate, face them on the streets
Retaliate, fight against
As a young man lies dying, the
mob begins to cheer,
Older people tremble, they have
never known such fear,
The enemy is taking over, out
on the streets,
And we are not united, and so
Mr Politician, I won't tell
But now the flames are rising,
do you want to know?
You're blaming unemployment
and the racists on the beat,
But I don't see White unemployed
looting on the street.
FIELDS OF FRANCE
Whilst the two troubadours lan
and Stigger commuted to the Fatherland, Skrewdriver's bassist and drummer
where also on their travels. Icky and Johnny B where standing in for No
Remorse at the Aryan Fest 92, which was being held in a desert camp on the
outskirts of Los Angeles.
Again, links were assembled
and fortified in the States with band members meeting the likes of CIS,
Frontline and Aggravated Assault, plus a Blood & Honour USA was established
in Garden Grove, California.
The back page of Blood &
Honour N°13 carried an advertisement stating Skrewdriver plus support
would be back gigging in London on Saturday 12th September. A huge publicity
offensive was arranged with posters and flyers being displayed on walls and
buildings up and down the land informing people of the gig and the Waterloo
Station redirection point.
Obviously, the commies and the
authorities were none to pleased with Skrewdriver planning to play in the
Capital, plus with all the publicity Blood & Honour was generating,
so our enemies constructed plans to stop the concert. Every Liberal do-gooder,
mulatto mud slinger and tin pot politician voiced their sinful concerns.
Put in charge of safety, order
and assurance for the gig was the British Movement Leader Guard. Following
Mike McLaughlin's resignation and the organisation being unceremoniously
tossed in the freezer, the British Movement Leader Guard came together in
1984 to salvage the association and restructure the BM. The gig caught the
attention of the media with the majority of the tabloids running an article
on Blood & Honour and lan even got invited on radio which concluded with
the interviewer wishing him well.
Things were looking good and
the publicity campaign seemed to be working, over two thousand people were expected
to attend the gig with Blood & Honour supporters travelling from all over
Europe. Then the night before the gig whilst lan was relishing a pint in a pub in Burton
upon Trent he was attacked by a mob of Negroes.
Well, how do you do young
Do you mind if I sit here
down by your graveside?
And rest for a while in the
warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day
and I'm nearly done,
I see by your gravestone
you were only nineteen,
When you joined the great
call-up in nineteen-sixteen,
And I hope you died quick,
and I hope you died clean,
Young Willy McBride was it
slow and obscene?
,Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the pipes lowly?
Did they play the death march
as they lowered you down?
Did the band play The Last Post and chorus?
Did the pipes play the Rowers of the Forest?
Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in
In that faithful heart are you forever nineteen?
Or are you a stranger without
Enclosed and forever behind
a glass frame,
In an old photograph battered
And faded to yellow in a
brown leather frame?
Well the sun now it shines
on the green fields of France,
As the warm summer breeze, makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines
from under the clouds.
There's no gas, no barbwire, there's no guns firing now,
But here in this graveyard
if s still no-man's land.
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand.
To man's blind indifference
to his fellow man.
The whole generation was butchered and damned.
Young Willy McBride, I can't
help wondering "why",
Do those that lie here know
why that they died?
And did they believe when
they answered the call,
Did they really believe that
this war would end wars?
The sorrow the suffering
the glory the pain,
The killing and dying were
all done in vain,
Young Willy McBride it all
And again and again and again
'A gang of Nigger's walked in, first
one glassed me straight in the
For weeks before hand the commies
had been handing out leaflets to every left-wing cluster, drugged-up anarchist
and scruffy yahoo they could plum, vowing that they would stop the concert.
Herald the Saturday, at seventeen hundred hours, a rabble of reds verging
on 1,000 had mobilised and amassed at Waterloo.
The police actually closed down
Waterloo Station and the tube stopping a lot of people reaching the rendezvous
point and hundreds more Blood & Honour supporters who had journeyed
from abroad were turned back at ports in Folkestone and Dover.
Most skins had heard by word
of mouth that the actual venue was in Eltham, and made their way directly
there, but a hundred or so Skinhead stragglers, mostly Europeans, massively
outnumbered, clashed with the reds. Stuck on the embankment with only the
Thames to cross our boys marched over the bridge with flags flying high and
voices raised. Missiles, bricks and champagne bottles taken from bins outside
of South Bank restaurants rained in from all sides and for the next two hours
running battles ensued. The red scum seemed quite willing to throw rocks
and (when the champagne ran out) lucozade bottles on mass, but when it came
down to one to one combat they just didn't want to know. Injuries on our side
were slight considering the odds (one thousand versus one hundred), the morgues
of London would have been doing a brisk trade if it was the other way around!
Despite what the reds and their
friends vowed, the gig went ahead and was a great success, the atmosphere
in the venue was electric and all the bands played brilliantly. About 700
made it to the gig, and it is thought that police stopped another 800 -
1000 coming to the concert.
fucking mouth. Three teeth less, a few stitches in the mouth and
he said - Right, the gigs off tomorrow ya Nazi bastard.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
want these sub-human black bastards in this country? Do we fuck! It's about
time the lot of them were either gassed or fucking shipped out. Walk down
the street in this country, what do you get? Some fucking big lipped, flat
nosed black bastard walking along going "rass man", fucking barging the
Skinheads out of the way, he don't fucking do that if it was a fucking proper
society. We'll have the black filth out one day, don't worry about it, and
if we don't throw them out we'll fucking gas them.'
lan dedicated Streetfight to
those who had been at Waterloo, and at one point the police threatened to
storm the venue.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
'Now we've got
the fucking police outside telling us the gigs off, who's orders are them
bastards taking? You know what I mean? We're British people and we're European
people here to listen to a fucking concert, whilst them wankers outside
telling us we can't have one. When down the road Public Enemy are playing
going "kill whitey", their allowed to play! You've got the fucking Rouges
down the other side of the road, singing bomb the British people up the
IRA, their allowed to fucking play! So why the fucking pigs telling us we
can't have a fucking gig in our own country? Fuck them!'
lan played one of his best gigs
since the 100 club days and some would say Skrewdriver's best live performance
ever. The gig left the crowd riveted: There was no terrorism, no violence,
no fighting or anything of the sort at the gig. People were there by their
own choice, in this free country, to listen to the music, talk with friends
and enjoy the atmosphere. These are the common human values that the rabid
protesters were trying to stop, the right for any man to do what he in his
heart feels is right. This is what the reds are all about, robbing you of
your freedom, robbing you of your choice.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
'We, the Leader Guard of
the British Movement send our congratulations to you, your fellow National
Socialist Skinheads and other comrades that joined in the "Battle of Waterloo."
Despite the best efforts of the Red scum that were well-armed, not searched
by the Police and allowed to attack as a mob, the gig that they said would
never happen went ahead and was a tremendous success.'
The media termed the gig the
"Battle of Waterloo", and it made international news, both in newspapers globally
and on television worldwide. Thirty-six people got arrested, thirty-five
of them reds, but it was the Blood & Honour movement that got the blame
for all the trouble and held responsible for the violence.
coverage of this gig was both local and nationally put out on both TV and
Radio, and on our TV screens we witnessed the scenes of police cowardice
towards the reds, we will not forget! I expect the sort of coverage that
we got. It's obvious that you're never going to get anything good said about
you. It would have been nicer if a lot of the lads that came from abroad
actually got to the gig. It made it a lot more awkward having so much publicity
about it in advance. But in the end the gig went ahead, it was a good gig,
everybody that made it their enjoyed it So basically it was a victory- But
then again I did think that it was a bit of a shame that police acted illegally
again by shutting down a main line train station, to try and stop people
getting to the concert. They shouldn't have allowed a left-wing demonstration
at the station on the day because it was pretty obvious that they were only
there to cause trouble.'
For a time the tabloid gutter
press hounded Blood & Honour representatives, but slowly the aftershocks
of the Battle of Waterloo palliated and the needle on the Richter Scale fell.
If anything, all the agitation
drove lan forward and stimulated him into resurrecting White Diamond. lan
and the band, which now included a female drummer by the name of Zoe Briggs,
recorded the album The Power and the Glory. Stigger sings two ballads on
the recording: To Freedom we Ride, taken from the No Turning Back LP, and
No Man's Land, which is in the same vein as The Snow Fell. lan also incorporated
a couple of cover versions on to the album with the aide of the Rolling
Stones number Jumping Jack Flash and The Only One obtained from Skrewdriver's
first LP All Skrewed Up. lan also sings about corrupt politicians, senseless
rap music and does a track called Refugee, a strong number about people
who come into our countries and are given housing and jobs before our own
needy folk. Following a lengthy delay the album was finally released by
The impact Patriotic Ballads
had on the White World did not go unnoticed. The concept of the slower more
thought provoking chorus gave birth to an abundance of our older, more mature
following investing in Skinhead music and thus promoting and propagating the
holy psalm of National Socialism and lan and Stigger were soon back in the
studio laying down the tracks for the second instalment. The CD was entitled
Our Time Will Come and the feel of the recording is much like the first Patriotic
Ballads, but with a lot more to the music than the previous offering and with
the added bonus of female accompaniment on vocals. Songs that come to the
fore are: Another Pray For The Dying, Never Give In, Wasted Life and Our
Time Will Come. Again, like the first Patriotic Ballads this is a peaceful,
but powerful album likely to install pride in your heart and above all make
IAN STUART DONALDSON
'We've got the guts to stand up and
shout for what is rightly ours. We're not going to turn a blind eye on decent
human beings being trampled on. Eventually there will be a race war and
we have to be strong enough in numbers
to win it I'll die to keep this country white and pure, and if it means
bloodshed at the end of the day, then let it be.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Owing to the current publicity
boost, and a rise in the lan Stuart offerings now being composed a Skrewdriver
Services - Northern Division was opened. This coupled with the already well
established Skrewdriver Services - London Division and a new Blood &
Honour caucus operating in the East Midlands was testimony alone of the amplified
evolution of the Rock Against Communism scene, but further to these commendable
achievements the Blood & Honour magazine now accommodated within its
pages a section dedicated to the ever expanding German contingent entitled
Blut und Ehre.
The traditional White Xmas gig
was seen by many as the Blood & Honour gala party to round off the year.
The newly formed Blood & Honour Midlands Division was put in charge
of organising the 1992 Yuletide concert and all the booking and hiring procedures.
They choose a working men's club in Mansfield to hold the festivities and
on the 19th of December it wasn't just the turkeys that were feeling nervous
as over 400 Blood & Honour supporters gathered at the venue to watch
No Remorse, Razors Edge and of course Skrewdriver give it some White Power
Rock and Roll.
Skrewdriver, as mentioned previously,
were now back to their full line-up and had been gigging around the British
Isles and elsewhere extensively. Through this continued touring they had
administered their performance into a finely honed piece of craftsmanship
and a sea of right arms filled the room as lan growled down the microphone
to a backing chorus of 400 White youth hailing the new dawn. The Blood &
Honour boys pulled a cracker and even when Paul Burnley failed to appear
this didn't dampen the stirring atmosphere as a burly tattooed Cockney Skin
named Jacko took to the stage and filled in on vocals for No Remorse.
So many lives have been wasted,
Scattered as dead leaves upon
In the cause of the freedom
they had tasted,
And for the liberty they found,
Ground beneath the heels of
And half of Europe ruled by
the Red beast,
Whilst the other half were fooled
to think they were free,
The kosher power ruled at every
Beloved Europe's on my mind now,
It's on my mind and in my soul,
Beloved Europe's on my mind
Liberty and justice is our goal.
So many wars withhold their
The flower of Europe died in
So much blood has bled from
the bodies of our lands,
White Pride has forced us not
Yeah, once again a brother for a brother.
Whilst aliens stood and laughed
down on the fight,
Their interests were enough
to kill our Europe,
Make us all the slaves of endless
As the New Year beckoned and
Blood & Honour looked to the future, our cousins in the USA were delivered
an uppercut in the form of murder. Erik Banks, a White Power Skinhead, who
for a time sang with Bound for Glory, was shot dead in cold blood by reds
on the 31st December. He left a wife and baby behind. The evolution of violence
in the USA registers the marked difference between our two nations: in the
UK a fight outside a boozer at kicking out time, or even a stabbing might
be regarded as the general way of things, but a death in a street scuffle
is still something that makes you sit up and take notice. However, over
in the States, fists and blades are commonly substituted by firearms and
munitions. Not so long ago a Skinhead in Sacramento tried to leave his gang
and abandon the scene, as a punishment the fellow gang members nailed him
to a piece of wood and crucified him. Plus, when a Skingirl from Chicago
tried to do the same thing she was flogged and punched so efficiently in
her own home that her blood was used to daub a swastika on the wall.
Back in Britain and one person
who should have been flogged and crucified is Neil Parrish. Skrewdriver
Services had for many years operated outside of the band without any problems.
All of that came to an end due to one mans greed and betrayal! lan told
us on The Strong Survive LP to be vigilant to backstabbers but little did
we know that Parrish would be the one. He conned and ripped-off his fellow
companions for thousands by pocketing their cash and not sending out ordered
merchandise. Mick, Peter and others who helped out at the Skrewdriver Services
- London Division hold no blame in the affair, it was Parrish who had his
name on the bank books and he who gained at the expense of genuine Nationalists.
The sceptic said to me one
Why the worried look upon
He just smiled and he looked
What will be is going to
I said surely you would fight,
For what you believe to be
He said no cos life's to
I said your life has now been bought.
Why worry, he said to me,
Why worry, it was meant to
Why worry, he asked me why,
Why worry, cos I don't want
I see what's happening and
it makes me mad,
I think about it and it makes
The sceptic says that I should
Sit back and let the future
We'll stand and fight the
Fight for the hopes we have
We will stand - not runaway,
And you will thanks us on
a future day.
On 30 January 1993, the 21st
anniversary of Bloody Sunday took place. About 1,500 pro-IRA supporters congregated
on Hyde Park Corner to mark the occasion.
Several hundred Nationalists
and Blood & Honour supporters also flocked to central London to appose
the parade. Police made 378 arrests, all the people detained were anti-IRA
British Nationalists and Blood & Honour supporters.
You've been seen lyin' for far
Your just another snake in the
You've been stealing from your
own comrades hands, I reckon your a pain in the ass,
Chorus: We're gonna bring you
down, bring you down,
Bring you down to the ground,
Cos you're a renegade, how much
you get paid?
For robbin' your comrades and
then running away,
You're a renegade, is judas
One day we'll find you,
You're a renegade!
If we knew then just what we
You would never have the chance
But I tell you now what the
future will hold,
One day those tears will be
We're gonna bring you down, bring you down,
Bring you down to the ground,
Cos you're a renegade, how much
you get paid?
For robbin' your comrades and
then running away,
Your a renegade, is judas your
One day we'll find you,
You're a renegade!
NF ever want to march, the police ban it straight away because of the trouble
it would cause. It's the same with the recent Bloody Sunday IRA march, the
IRA who kill British people were allowed to march while the police did all
they could to stop the people against the march by arresting 378 people.
It seems to be proud to be British is a crime.'
By now the movement was getting
used to the underhanded way the government, the authorities and their lackeys
the police went about doing business. So maybe we shouldn't have been too
surprised when the German government outlawed countless Nationalist musical
benefactions in a vain endeavour to stem the tide of popularity that envelops
the German RAC scene. German police raided the homes of 28 Blood & Honour
bands and Rock-o-Rama Records was also raided. An estimated 30,000 CD's,
tapes and records were seized. The band Radikahl even had a lyric sheet confiscated
entitled A Nobel Prize For Adolf Hitler and just to put the cherry on top
received a fine totalling more than £10,000.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
what fucking freedom?'
Indifferent to whatever our
enemies could muster, Blood & Honour carried on, and by the summer Skrewdriver
was ready to record a new LP. Johnny B how now been replaced on Drums by
a fellow called Mushy, who used to play for the punk band Resistance 77.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
reds and the police trying to find out were are gigs
Skrewdriver entered the studio
with "The Pint Pot Patriot Choir" and a cache of musical masterpieces. lan
took stimulus for his lyrics from the recent Neil Parrish incident with the song Renegade, led
the onslaught against unscrupulous MP's in the guise of House of Treason,
as well as attacking Jan Ludvik Hoch alias Robert Maxwell the multi-million
pound pension fund thief in the form of the biting track Vampire.
The LP was called Hail Victory
and from the opening notes of Diamonds in the Dust, through to the closing
bars of Night Trains, Skrewdriver takes you on euphonious odyssey of dynamite
rock and earth-shattering compositions and onward to spiritually and racially
ennobling sonatas. From the emotional Old Albion, to the Angry Renegade
this musical oeuvre is Skrewdriver personified, lan's magnum opus.
are so they can try and get
them cancelled. It gets to be a
pain sometimes and people have
just dropped out over the years.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
Despite his lengthy musical
pursuit lan did not go in for the drugs and rock & roll lifestyle, he
did not possess a luxury yacht moored in a Mediterranean quay or even a
flame red Lamborghini, but he did have a semi-reliable automobile that just
about managed to get him from A to B.
The scent of an English meadow,
wafts gently through the
The sounds of summer harvesting
can be heard from a far,
The beauty of old Albion
a beauty hard to beat,
But the heart has been corrupted,
by the changing power seat.
Will we stand and watch them
taking our freedom away,
Will we stand and watch them taking our freedom away,
Our warriors are slandered
and thrown into their jails,
And kept from all their loved ones,
In dungeons deep and stale,
They say that self defence is no offence,
until the law starts with
They'll send you down for
protecting your own,
Already guilty in their lying
Our hearts are full of love
for England is our home,
The hills and dales are in our souls,
and the forests ours to roam,
But now we lie back in ourselves,
And think of times gone by,
We think back on our lives
and the girls who wait and
went to the press and told them that I've changed my ways I could be on
Top of the Pops.
lan relied upon his car to get
him to his various functions and on more that one occasion he would awake
to find the vehicle had been tampered with in some way. On top of this,
during the past few months, mail and post he was expecting began not to
arrive, his phone started to go on the blink and the answer machine would
wipe messages. All very perplexing and lan mentioned his misgivings to a
select few, but on the whole wanted to dismiss the individual events as
bizarre coincidences not wanting to seem paranoid.
Following the death of his mother
lan tried to visit his ageing dad more frequently and would make the 120
mile drive to the Fylde coast at least every couple of months.
Whilst in Blackpool lan would
also try to meet up with some of his mates and have a night out. lan still
enjoyed visiting his old haunts, going for a drink in the Poulton pubs and
having a couple of pints in the Castle Gardens. On one of these occasions
following a knee's up at The Tash nightclub, lan stopped off at a chippy on
Talbot Road and in the process bumped into a load of Queers leaving The Flying
Handbag, a gay pub. Words were spoken and lan, having had a few glasses of
lager, lost his temper. The police arrived and carted him off to Bonny Street
Police Station, lan was given bail, but was due before the courts at a later
date on a charge of GBH.
I could make a hell of a lot of money that way. If I was only in it for
the money I wouldn't
be as dedicated as I am to the Nationalist cause. I would have sold out
IAN STUART DONALDSON
and homosexuality do not fit together, because
Nationalism is a true
cause and homosexuality is a perversion.'
The Blood & Honour movement
was always looking to the future, and in a bid to make the present triumphant
they studied their past glories.
The RAC gigs of the early 1980's
were often reminisced upon and seen as the crusade’s heyday, through the
Blood & Honour East Midlands Division plans were soon afoot to stage
a huge open air festival and revive the summer soiree. The gig was planned
for 31st of July and booked to play was a conglomeration of Blood & Honour
bands including a posse of our European brothers. On the day of the gig the
sun would of shone, the beer would have flowed and a conductive and congenial
time would have been had by all. A day to remember, but sadly it was not
to be. The authorities were scared, they feared our growth and our message.
lan was becoming to much of a threat, he was arrested and served with an
injunction order not to play at the gig. The venue was totally sealed off
by the police, they seized amplifiers and confiscated the sound equipment,
helicopters buzzed overhead. It was the largest police operation in the
area since the miner's strike of 1984.
The authorities were beginning
to panic, lan fought on.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
put me in prison or kill me, there's no other way that I'm going to give up.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
X. EPILOGUE - THE ROAD TO
During the early 1990's the
Redwatch formation continued to grow, and began to develop an organisational
identity of its own. Combat Group 18 was born. The group took their name
from the first and eighth letter of the alphabet, AH - Adolf Hitler. C18
attacked our opponents on the streets and fire-bombed red bookshops.
THE AIMS OF C18:
1) To ship all non-Whites back
to Africa, Asia, Arabia alive or in body bags, the choice is theirs.
2) To smash the IRA and anyone
else who kills British squaddies and civilians. There are NO legitimate
3) To execute all queers.
4) To execute all White race
5) To weed out all jews in the
government, the media, the arts, the professions. To execute all jews who
have actively helped to damage the White race and to put into camps the
rest until we find a final solution for the eternal jew.
6) To form a White Commonwealth
containing Europe, America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, etc.
7) To build up our armed forces.
8) To stop killing White Babies
before they are even born and return to traditional family values.
9) To make Britain as self-sufficient
as possible by wresting back control of our national assets, and investing
in British industry, banning foreign imports and only trading with like
minded White countries. To go and plunder whatever raw materials we require
from Africa, Asia, etc.
10) To hang all rapists and
child molesters after chopping their bollocks off.
11) To re-educate and re-introduce
decent White values and promote a healthy White community free from Jewish
poison and phoney ideas of "freedom" and "democracy".
lan agreed with the aims of
C18 and maintained that the climate for electioneering had gone, and supported
that a new approach needed to be implemented in these changing times. As
the new millennium loomed ever closer C18 began to question traditional strategy
and tactics. They studied guerrilla warfare, the art of terrorism, reflected
upon the writings of Dr. William Pierce, especially The Turner Diaries,
and reached the conclusion that leaderless resistance was the way forward.
The concept of leaderless resistance
was first proposed by Col. Ulius Louis Amoss, the founder of International
Service of Information Incorporated, a tireless opponent of communism, and
later enthused upon by Louis Beam, a former Klansman.
Leaderless Resistance is a system
of organisation that is based upon the cell network, but does not have any
central control or direction. Utilising the Leaderless Resistance hypothesis,
all individuals and groups operate independently of each other, and never
report to a central headquarters or single leader for direction or instruction,
as would those who belong to a typical pyramid organisation.
It becomes the responsibility
of the individual to acquire the necessary skills and information as to what
is to be done. Those idealists truly committed to the cause of freedom will
act when they feel the time is ripe, or will take their cue from others
who precede them. It goes almost without saying that Leaderless Resistance
leads to very small or even one-man cells of sabotage. Those who join associations
to play "let's pretend" or who are "groupies" will quickly be weeded out.
The last thing the police and
government snoops want, if they had any choice in the matter, is a thousand different
small phantom cells opposing them. It is easy to see why. Such a situation is an intelligence
nightmare for a government intent upon knowing everything they possibly
can about those who oppose them.
'I would describe myself as a British
National Socialist, not a
By September, concerns regarding
lan's outstanding court case were at the fore of everybody's mind as it
seemed likely he would reap a custodial sentence. The Blood & Honour
East Midlands Division organised a gig for the 25th and plans were in progress
for Skrewdriver to play at the largest ever Nationalist festival in Europe.
Three days before the gig lan,
Cat and a few friends travelled over to nearby Burton-upon-Trent in lan's
car for a night out. Robert Sherlock was elected driver for the evening
and put on the orange juice.
Following an enjoyable evening
and a few beers in the pub the quintuple journeyed home, lan sat in the
front passenger seat laughing and joking with the lads about the BNP Millwall
election victory, then on the A38 dual carriageway the steering wheel suddenly
snapped from the driver's hands, lan grabbed the wheel, but the car span
mercilessly out of control and ended up in a ditch. Rob received a broken
arm. Cat suffered minor wounds and his brother severe neck trauma. Stephen
Flint alias Boo a Skinhead from Nottingham was killed instantly, lan was
cut from the wreckage and rushed to the local hospital with multiple injuries.
He was later taken to The Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and at 10.40am
on the 24th of September 1993 lan was pronounced dead.
The following day one hundred
Skrewdriver supporters travelled to the Blood & Honour social in the Midlands,
not knowing anything about the tragedy. When Stigger informed the crowd of
the news one Skinhead passed out and lay unconscious on the ground for over
German one, and so don't think I'm
at odds with British patriots.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
fans of the band have never let us down, and I don't think they ever will.'
On the day of the funeral lan's
father had to make the painful decision to cremate his son's remains so
the reds couldn't dig up his body and desecrate the grave. lan's ashes were
scattered where once his mother's were cast and in the sanctuary of the
rose garden old band members, friends and associates mixed with new, and
together they paid tribute to lan. Lemmy from Motorhead even sent flowers
to the funeral.
The pain, disbelief, anger and
sorrow of grief hit everybody who had ever known lan and listened to the
music of Skrewdriver. Comrades and supporters far and wide made the pilgrimage
to lan's final resting place in the days and weeks proceeding the cremation
and gave homage to their fallen hero. Many did not know the plot number in
the crematorium and soon a mass of Celtic cross garlands, English roses and
red, white and black wreaths engulfed the entrance of the graveyard.
IAN STUART DONALDSON
An independent investigator
was refused access to the car wreckage, but at the inquest Derby coroner
Peter Ashworth concluded:
'We are still no nearer finding
out what caused this tragic accident. All we can say is that because of
the car's two defects the car became less easy to control. But there must
have been some other factor which contributed to the crash, even if lan
had not grabbed the wheel in a way many others in the same situation would
The suggestion is that lan's
car had been tampered with.
Many people have their own views
on conspiracy theories; some people believe fluoride is put in the water
to soften our brains, others that the weather is controlled by the government,
still others that we have all been hypnotised by the rapidly flashing light
of the television. It is my assumption that lan Stuart Donaldson was murdered.
I believe he was murdered because:
a) His car had previously been tampered with.
b) His death was a carbon copy of Violent Storm.
c) The threat he had become.
d) The police and press cover up.
e) He was about to play the biggest ever festival in Europe.
f) The date of the "accident" coincided precisely to the 1939 Nazi law forbidding
jews from owning a wireless and listening to music on the
served ice cold by the Diaspora.
g) lan informed C18 members that he believed he was about to be killed.
He was right!
path we have chose to tread is beset with many perils: On either side of
the trail runs the quagmire of prison and death. Hidden dangers lurk behind
every corner and strangers we pass on our journey. Onwards we march. Sometimes
we feel tried and want to rest, but we carry on. The trail is winding and
long, but at the end awaits freedom and truth. A place rich in splendour,
free from the race-mixing, drugs, crime, abortion, muggings, paedophiles,
homosexuals, rape and hate. A place for White children to play and our people
to live a happy and productive life.
our enemies even contemplated victory by murdering lan they were deeply misguided.
lan is now a legend, a martyr, a hero, an idol and by killing him they have
made him immortal. lan's deeds shall reverberate through time and his songs
shall echo throughout eternity, lan Stuart Donaldson will never be forgotten,
a true Aryan son. His fire still rages in our hearts. Through his music
and his deeds he will remain a great inspiration to many people. We will
continue his fight to win a brand new day!
We live in changing times,
Where certain thoughts are now a crime,
Power flows through an evil
And freedom's light is growing dim.
One day if suddenly, I'm forced
to take my leave,
Will you still carry on, with the things that we believe,
One day if suddenly, they take
my life away,
Will you still be fighting, to win a brand new day?
The people stood against us,
Seem to be above the law,
With the power to listen into
private moments in our lives,
With the power to kick down your door.
Our strength has come from ideals
many years old,
A strength that has survived
within our blood,
A strength our foe has recognised,
And sworn to drag it down,
He wants to drag our people through the mud.
'Live your life to the full, never say
die. Keep breaking rules until the end.'
IAN STUART DONALDSON
DIAMOND IN THE DUST
Do you remember, the 24th of
What happened on that cold autumn
A man was slain, lan Stuart
was his name,
Zionist agents took his life
Now the tears have dried, but
the pain deep inside,
It still lingers on,
Gambled with Tumbling Dice,
made the ultimate sacrifice,
Against the house of treason.
lan Stuart always in my heart,
Just what did you do so wrong?
Sang of love of your race, a
green and pleasant place,
Murdered just because of a song.
You spoke the truth, to Aryan
That was your only crime,
The pain I feel, it will never
No matter how much time.
lan Stuart Donaldson, you will
never be forgotten,
Your name we will always cry,
The lyrics that you penned,
will live on until the end,
Your memory will never die.
We will carry on your fight,
against the endless nights,
Until all our peoples are free,
And on that fateful day, the
bands will play,
So the battle rages on, for
the sake of Old Albion,
We will be the fools no more,
We are awake from our sleep,
no longer are we sheep.,
Can't you hear the lion roar?
You made a stand, for your land,
Sang with pride in every breath,
Now you're gone,
Big Brother still watches on,
lan Stuart we'll avenge your
IN OUR HEARTS!
Footnote: We have decided
to reproduce this biography of Ian Stuart online so that this excellent
publication can be read by the thousands of White comrades across this planet
who remember Ian from the paper sales, leaflet drives, the fights with the
reds, the marches, the fabulous gigs and the unforgettable evenings that
we enjoyed in his company. It's also here for the many thousands more who
never had the pleasure of meeting the great man in person or hearing his
work live and have become followers of our Cause through the legacy he left
us - his unique and beautiful music that will be an inspiration to many
more Aryans in the years to come.
At this moment in time, the author of this excellent publication is rotting
in a British prison cell, gaoled merely for writing and distributing this
book by the same scum who murdered Ian, the Zionist Occupational Government
and their Shabbaz Goy lackeys.
Originally published in 2004 by the RVF and reproduced here with their
permission, all known bulk copies of this document are now in the hands of
the Thought Police and comrades have or are currently serving time
for allegedly distributing it.
10th June 2006