Angelic Upstarts - I Understand

Angelic Upstarts - I Understand

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK 7" 1981 (EMI Zonophone - Z 22)

A I Understand 2:45
B Never Come Back 2:47

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UK 12" 1981 (EMI Zonophone - 12 Z 22)

A1 I Understand 2:45
B1 Never Come Back 2:47
B2 Heaths Lament 1:04

Chart Placings

None

Credits

A-Side produced by Upstarts (and Ashley Goodall)
B-Side produced by Upstarts
Engineer: Pat Stapley
Special thanks to Jake Burns, Jimmy Reilly, Terry Sharpe & Spud.
[Note: Back cover states only A-Side co-produced by Ashley Goodall, but both labels state his involvement]

Additional Credits

Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Glyn Warren - bass
Decca Wade - drums

Reviews & Opinions

FRED DELLAR, SMASH HITS, JUNE 11-24, 1981: Bit different this one. I mean, a Newcastle Brown-flavoured rap about an imprisoned Rasta, set against a dub-like backing. Not the sort of thing to set discos alight is it? Did I hear somebody say "Thank goodness for that?? My sentiments exactly. Cheers Mensi, for one you got it right.

PUNKY GIBBON: Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) and Terry Sharpe (Starjets) help out with backing vocals in this 2,000,000 Voices offshoot, a confident reggae strut with its "black nigger, white nigger" censored to become "black ---, white ---". Good stuff.

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