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Angelic Upstarts

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Angelic Upstarts: Bolingbroke Hall, South Shields

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 4 March 1978

I WAS starting to think the whole thing had gone down the toilet. All the energy and the anger. Suddenly smart suits and cash register ...

Angelic Upstarts: What's Going On 'Ere, Then?

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 1 April 1978

"WHO KILLED Liddle?" On stage a tall young man wearing a police hat, white shirt, trousers and jackboots is down on his hands and knees. ...

Angelic Upstarts: Gonna Be A Prison Break-In

Report by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 21 April 1979


Angelic Upstarts: Teenage Warning

Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 11 August 1979

HOW MANY p's in oppression? Aww, what can you say? Contrary no doubt to opinions expressed elsewhere on the subject, Teenage Warning is not an ...

Angelic Upstarts: Teenage Warning (Warner Brothers)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 11 August 1979

NEWCASTLE'S Upstarts are already, for obvious and not so obvious reasons, being prepared by the vulture voyeurs as the successors to Sham. I'm not sure ...

Angelic Upstarts: Someone Else's Fight

Report and Interview by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 18 August 1979

INTOLERANCE FALLS like a heavy pall over the Angelic Upstarts – only they won't lie still and let it settle. Follow them round for a ...

Angelic Upstarts: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 18 August 1979

THE MUSIC Press is a middle class toy, perpetually pampered, easily bored, easily bought off. It's too easy to sit pretty in your safe mortgaged ...

Jimmy Pursey: The Cockney Kid Is Innocent

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 6 December 1980

So who are you gonna be today then, Jim? The new Messiah or the little boy lost? Robespierre or the Urban Spaceman? An all-round good ...

Infa-Riot, Angelic Upstarts, Criminal Class: Alan Pullenger Centre, Southgate

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 17 January 1981

Let there be ruck ...

Oi! The Debate

Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 24 January 1981

...once again we bring together the finest minds of our generation. This week: New Punk/Skin music. Refereed by GARRY BUSHELL ...

Angelic Upstarts: Still From The Heart (Zono)

Review by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, 10 April 1982

EXTRAORDINARY. Quite extraordinary. This has got to be the most astonishing thing I've heard in months; a shock so devastating that I'm shaking still. ...

Angelic Upstarts: Mensi's Marauders

Interview by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, 8 May 1982

"COME HERE you!" bellowed Mensi across a crowded and quite respectable lounge bar. The reverberations thundered over the heads of the lunchtime clientele, their salads ...

Oi! and Skinheads: Coming a Cropper

Comment by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 6 November 1982

A passionate defence of skinhead culture by GARRY BUSHELL. ...


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