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|Genres||Punk rock, soul, rockabilly, pop|
|Past members||Chris Dean
The band formed in York, England in the early 1980s (from the ashes of punk band No Swastikas), with Chris Dean (vocals/guitar), Martin Hewes (bass/backing vocals) and Nick King (drums). Chris Dean wrote for NME magazine under the name X. Moore. Dean and Hewes were members of the Socialist Workers Party. The band members wore skinhead clothing styles, and they helped inspire the redskin movement.
The band released their first single, "Lev Bronstein", on the CNT record label in 1982. They released one more single, "Lean On Me", on CNT before signing to London Records. On 10 June 1984, a group of white power skinheads attacked the band members while they were performing on stage at the free Greater London Council-sponsored Jobs for a Change festival at Jubilee Gardens, South Bank. King was replaced in 1985 by Paul Hookham, although for the recording of the band's first EMI/Decca single "Bring it Down", Style Council drummer, Steve White was brought in to perform. Shortly afterwards Hookham took over full time drum duties. The band released one full album, Neither Washington Nor Moscow, before splitting up at the end of 1986. Following the breakup of the band, Hewes worked as a motorcycle courier and later became a music teacher. Dean appeared in a student version of Trevor Griffiths' play Oi! For England at London's Central School of Speech & Drama before taking up a reclusive life in Paris starting in 1988.
- Chris Dean (vocals, guitar)
- Martin Hewes (bass, vocals)
- Nick King (drums, 1982–1985)
- Paul Hookham (drums, 1985–1986)
- Kevin Robinson (trumpet, 1986)
- Trevor Edwards (trombone, 1986)
- Ray Carless (tenor sax, 1986)
- Neither Washington Nor Moscow, 1986 (Decca FLP1) - Highest chart position: No.31 (UK Albums Chart)
- Neither Washington Nor Moscow (CD), 1997, (London Records 828864), with two bonus tracks
- Live, 1995 (Dojo)
- Epilogue, 2010 (Insurgence)
Singles and EPs 
- "Lev Bronstein" / "Peasant Army", 1982 (7", CNT productions CNT007).
- "Lean On Me" / "Unionize", 1983 (7", CNT productions CNT016) - Highest chart position: No.3 (UK Indie Chart)
- "Lean On Me" (Northern Mix) / Unionize (Break Mix), 1983 (12" CNTX16)
- "Keep On Keepin' On!" / "Reds Strike The Blues", 1984 (7", Decca F1) - Highest chart position: No.43 (UK Singles Chart)
- "Keep On Keepin' On!" / "16 Tons" / "Red Strikes the Blues", 1984 (12" Decca FX1)
- "Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)", 1985 (2x7", Decca FDP2) - Highest chart position: No.33 (UK Singles Chart)
- "Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)" / "You Want It? They've Got It!", 1985 (12" Decca FX2)
- "Kick Over The Statues" / "Young & Proud (Anthem Of Mistake)", 1985 (7" Abstract AD6).
- "The Power Is Yours" / "Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)", 1986 (7" Decca F3) - Highest chart position: No.59 (UK Singles Chart)
- "The Power Is Yours" / "Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" / "Take No Heroes!" (faster than LP version), 1986 (12" Decca FX3)
- "It Can Be Done" / "K.O!K.O!", 1986 (7" Decca F4). - Highest chart position: No.76
- "It Can Be Done" / "Let's Make it Work" / "K.O!K.O!" / "A Plateful of Hateful", 1986 (12" Decca FX4)
- "The Power Is Yours" (propaganda EP), 1986 (10", Decca FXT3)
- "It Can Be Done" / "Let's Make It Work" / "K.O!K.O!" / "A Plateful Of Hateful", 1986 (10" Decca FXT4, Russian Import)
- "Peel sessions", 1987 (12", Strange Fruit SFPS 030) - Highest chart position: No.23 (Indie Charts).
- "The Redskins Tribute: A Flame That Can't Be Dimmed". 17 April 2006. Archived from the original on 17 April 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
- Boneheads, SHARP, Reds and RASH (Translated into English)
- Google Translate. Translate.google.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-24.
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- Redskins, The* - Neither Washington Nor Moscow (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2012-10-29). Retrieved on 2012-12-24.
- Redskins - Neither Washington Nor Moscow (CD, Album) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2012-10-29). Retrieved on 2012-12-24.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 455. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.