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Sham 69

Sham 69

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Sham 69: Tell Us The Truth

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 11 February 1978

"ELLO MUSH...this one's all about getting' yer 'ead kicked in." ...


Sham 69

Interview by Danny Baker, ZigZag, September 1977

THE ROXY CLUB. Week one. The band bottom of the three playing that night played the night's most exciting set to about 20 people. ...

Sham 69: Roxy, London

Live Review by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 10 September 1977

SHAZAM 77! The antediluvian ideals of the pig-gutted swirl are in the process of a distortion that any bleach-eyed chameleon would be proud of. Like ...

Sham 69 Shake Down 77

Report by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 1 October 1977

AFTER A WEEK of cloud-sealed gloom the sun shone down on London on Friday pushing the lunchtime temperature to 63 degrees. The vibes seemed auspicious ...

Sham 69: Sham 1969/1977

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 29 October 1977

"I'M NOT stupid. I know, however successful I get to be right now, that in two, three, maybe four if I'm lucky, years' time, I'll ...

Sham 69: Don't Follow Leaders

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 12 November 1977

JIMMY PURSEY bursts upon you. He is a natural. A natural natural. Distortion in the media can colour reputations wrongly, especially the reputation of fulsome ...

Sham 69: Son Of Sham

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 29 April 1978

SO THERE I was with photographer Harry Murlowski, dozing and half-listening to his interminable, politically-orienated conversation with a couple of hard-core Sham 69 followers in ...

Sham 69: Tell Us the Truth

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1978

THERE HAVE BEEN quite a few new wave bands who have a strong relationship with their audience, but not a one can compete with Sham ...

Sham 69: If The Kids Are United…

Report and Interview by Caroline Coon, Sounds, 3 June 1978

JIMMY PURSEY'S very baggy grey flannels are held up by a brand new pair of white braces. His striped shirt is as clean as five ...

Sham 69: Pursey's Down The Dogtrack

Report and Interview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 5 August 1978

Sham 69's leader blows his wages, ponders his role, and has a few larfs. DANNY BAKER goes to see an old mate about a dog. ...

Sham 69: That's Life

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 4 November 1978

JIMMY PURSEY'S Ulysses – a day in the life of 'a working class kid'. A shrug of the shoulders. ...

Sham 69 & The Cimarons: The West Country Invasion Starts Here

Report and Interview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 18 November 1978

IT WOULD appear that someone's got it in for Jimmy Pursey and Sham 69. You see they're planting stories in the press to the effect ...

Sham 69: I Quit

Report by Kris Needs, New Musical Express, 10 February 1979

ON WEDNESDAY, January 31, Sham 69 played their last ever gig. ...

Jimmy Pursey: The People's Champ

Interview by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, 7 April 1979

JIM POPS down the betting shop to bung twenty quid on a 10-1 shot in the 3.10 at Newbury, so I give his records the ...

Goodbye Sham 69

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 7 July 1979

"WE WANT SHUM! WE WANT SHUM! WE WANT SHUM!" Friday night in Glasgow The Apollo is packed to capacity and if you want understatements the ...

Sham 69, the Valves: Apollo, Glasgow

Live Review by Ronnie Gurr, Record Mirror, 7 July 1979

The Cockney Cowboys ride again ...

Sham 69: The Adventures Of Hersham Boys (Polydor)***

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 8 September 1979

WHAT DID Sham mean to you? I don't really give a monkey's cos to me and a lot of my mates they were the business. ...

Sham 69, Dead Kennedys: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 12 January 1980

SOME PEOPLE join a band to get out of the crowd. Jello Biafra, I'm convinced, joined the Dead Kennedys to guarantee a space in the ...

Sham 69: Where Are They Now?

Profile by Martin Aston, Q, May 1991

FAMOUS – OR SHOULD that be infamous? – for their punk-era, terrace-anthem hits 'If The Kids Were United (They Would Never be Divided)' and 'Hurry ...

see also Jimmy Pursey

see also Lords of the New Church, The


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