PUNKNET 77 - Angelic Upstarts



Discography
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Like so many other Angelic Upstarts were formed in 1977 after hearing The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Original line-was: Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve (bass) and Decca (drums). Soon they mad a Do-It-Yourself single The Murder of Liddle Towers and nearly immediately fine indie label Small Wonder did re-realese it. Soon after this Upstarts did sign to. Bassist Steve was kick off because his drug problems and Ronnie Wooden came in. Angelic Upstarts scored the first of their seven U.K. singles chart hits with I'm an Upstart (number 31) and the first of four charting LPs with Teenage Warning (produced by Sham 69s Jimmy Pursey) in 1979.
Although Upstarts were formed so early as 1977 and did play melodic but angry punk - like Sham 69s and UK Subs - they were for a reason or another involved in Oi movement - and did get part of the skinhead troubles (=violence in gigs) in early 1980s. Angelic Upstarts have broke up several times but always Mensi has formed a new Angelic Upstarts - he is the only original member of the band and there have been dozens of musicians in the band.

Discography:

The Murder of Liddle Towers / Police Oppression (D.I.Y.) -78
The Murder of Liddle Towers / Police Oppression (Small Wonder SW-001) 05/78
I'm an Upstart / Leave Me Alone (Warner Bros K-17354) 03/79
** LP ** Teenage Warning (Warner Bros K-56717) 06/79
Teenage Warning / The Young Ones (Warner Brothers K-17426) 06/79
Never Had Nothing / Nowhere Left to Hide (Warner Bros K-17476) 10/79
Out of Control / Shotgun Solution (Warner Bros K17558) 01/80
We Gotta Get Out of this Place / Unsung Heroes (Warner Bros K-17586) 03/80
** LP ** We Gotta Get Out of This Place (WEA K-56806) 04/80
Last Night Another Soldier / I Wish (Zonophone/EMI Z-7) 07/80
England / Sticks' Diary (Zonophone/EMI Z-12) 11/80
Kids on the Street / The Sun Never Shine (Zonophone/EMI Z-16) 01/81
** LP ** Live (Zonophone/EMI ZEM-102) -81
I Understand / Never Come Back (Zonophone/EMI Z-22) 05/81
** LP ** Two Million Voices (Zonophone/EMI ZONO-104) 06/81
- later as CD (DOJO CD 81) with 4 b-sides)
- later CD (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 158)
Different Strokes / Different Dub (Zonophone/EMI Z-25) 10/81
Never Say Die / We Defy You (Zonophone/EMI Z-28) -82
** LP ** Still from the Heart (Zonophone/EMI ZONO-106) -82
Woman in Disguise / Lust for Glory (Anagram/Cherry Red ANA-3; also as 12" 12-ANA-3) -82
** LP ** Reason Why (Anagram/Cherry Red GRAM-004; later also as CD CDPUNK-17)
Solidarity / Five Flew Over (Anagram/Cherry Red ANA-7; also as 12" 12-ANA-7) -83
** LP ** Angel Dust (The Collected Highs 1978-1983) (Anagram/Cherry Red GRAM-007; later also as CD CDGRAM-7) -83
Not Just a Name / The Leech (Anagram/Cherry Red ANA-13; also as 12" with bonus tracks Leave Me Along, Liddle Towers and White Riot 12-ANA-13) -83 ** LP ** Last tango in Moscow (Picasso PIK-004) -84
- later CD (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 87)
Machinegun Kelly / There's a Drink in It (12") (Picasso PKT-001) -84
** LP ** Bootlegs & Rarities (Dojo 7) -85
** LP ** Yugoslavia (live) (Picasso 002M) -85
- later CD (Griffin Music GCD-354-2) -95
** LP ** Power of the Press (Gas) -86
** CD ** Brighton Bomb (Chameleon CHC-8603) -87
** LP ** Blood on the Terraces (Link) -87
- later CD (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 116)
** LP ** Live and Loud!! (Link) -88
** LP ** "England's Alive" EP (Skunx, MENSI XI) -88
** CD ** Kids on the Street (Best Of) (Cleopatra 5680)
** CD ** Live inLubeck '89 (Bay City) -94
** CD ** The Independent Punk Singles (Anagram CDPUNK-59) -95
** CD ** Bombed Out (Dojo 198) -95
** CD ** Greatest Hits Live (live at the Retford Porterhouse/London in 1982)
** CD ** Rarities (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 80) -97
** CD ** Lost and Found (Mayo Range MAYO-CD-505)
** CD ** The BBC Punk Sessions (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 138)
** CD ** The EMI Punk Years (Captain Oi! AHOY CD 121) -99

Most important tracks on compilations:

Backstage Pass: Murder of Liddle Towers and Police Opression (Supermusic SUP-2001)
Oi: Guns for the Afghan Rebels and Last Night Another Soldier (EMI ZIT-1) -80
Wargasm: Victory for Poland (NO Nukes/Pax) -82
Burning Ambitons: Lust for Glory (Cherry Red DRED-3)

Angelic Upstarts links:

Angelic Upstarts - World Wide Punk interview
Interview from 'Rising Free Fanzine' no. 3 ('81)
Stick's truth
Angelic Upstarts - Anagram releases
Angelic Upstarts - Griffin Music


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