Angelic Upstarts - England
Original Release Date1980
UK 7" 1980 (EMI Zonophone - Z 12)
B Stick's Diary
Produced by Peter Wilson
Engineered by Chris Stone
Special thanks to Terry Sharpe & the Irish Contingent
Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Glyn Warren - bass
Paul Thompson - drums
Reviews & Opinions
MARK ELLEN, SMASH HITS NOV 27-DEC 10, 1980: Blimey! What's going on?? Up goes the Union Jack, violins swoon and guitar strings are gently caressed. In comes Mensi - "England, oh England, the country's so great/The land's so fair and true" - in a tone so stirring it brings a lump to the eye and a tear to the... hang about!...whaddya mean they're not serious?!
IAN STUART: I would like to have written 'England' by the Angelic Upstarts, I can’t believe that Mensi wrote it as he is such a left wing prat. He used to be nationalist until he realized that he could make more money being a leftwing.
A-Side from 2,000,000 Voices. B-Side is listed on the back cover as the more gramatically correct 'Sticks' Diary'.