Welsh punk band The Oppressed began their infamous career in the early 80s as an outlet for Roddy Moreno, an outspoken advocate for racial unity in the skinhead and Oi! scenes. He formed "Oi! Records", a short-lived but highly influential label that served as the outlet for the Oppressed's music. They performed throughout the 80s, but as time wore on Moreno became far more involved in S.H.A.R.P. (Skin Heads Against Racial Prejudice) and eventually disbanded the group. Later The Opressed inspired bands such as: Strawman, Los Fastidios or Stage Bottles.