Cock Sparrer are widely considered to be one of the most influential streetpunk bands in history, and helped pave the way for the late-1970s punk scene and the significant Oi! subgenre. The band's fate has been to enjoy a career trajectory which is the polar opposite of that which the industry promotes and aspires to. Best Seat in the House tells the band's story from the perspective of drummer and driving force, Steve Bruce - from their beginnings in East London through Malcolm McLaren's attempts to mould them and into the 1980s and the reality of civvy street.
Steve Bruce is the drummer of Cock Sparrer. Lars Frederiksen is a guitarist and vocalist for Rancid. Garry Bushell is a journalist who sings in The Gonads and manages the New York City band Maninblack.