Symarip evolved from the UK ska band the Pyramids, who had recorded with the then leader of the Equals, Eddy Grant. The group formed in 1969, comprising Monty Naismith, Ray Ellis, Michael Thomas, Joshua Roberts and Frank Pitter. On the track â€˜Skinhead Jamboreeâ€™, they called for less conflict and documented the essential gear for a â€˜bovver boyâ€™. The success of â€˜Skinhead Moonstompâ€™ led to the release in 1970 of an album of the same name, including versions of Roland Alphonsoâ€™s â€˜Phoenix Cityâ€™ as â€˜Phoenix Reggaeâ€™, Nancy Sinatraâ€™s â€˜These Boots Are Made For Walkingâ€™, â€˜Fung Shuâ€™ and â€˜Skinhead Girlâ€™. The single was re-pressed in response to the interest engendered in the skinhead era during the 2-Tone craze.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
© 2014 Rovi Corporation.