Angelic Upstarts - Kids On The Street
Original Release Date1981
UK 7" 1981 (EMI Zonophone - Z 16)
A Kids On The Street 2:17
B The Sun Never Shines 2:29
Chart PlacingsUK Chart Hit: 57, 3 wks
Produced by Peter Wilson
Engineered by Chris Stone
Recorded Trident Studios
Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Glyn Warren - bass
Paul Thompson (or maybe Decca Wade - see below) - drums
Reviews & OpinionsMIKE STAND, SMASH HITS, 1981: The Upstarts scramble out of the pit that was 'England' (it wasn't fascistic, just awful). This is one of the best "kids unite" anthems punk has pulled out. Mensi believes it right down to his socks and he will not be denied. Largely because of that I expect the Upstarts will be the only survivors of the Rejects/New Punk mess. Great drum sound from the returned prodigal Decca Wade propelling basic, high-speed rock'n'roll. Some day Mensi should let himself sing though, It doesn't automatically make you a nancy.
A-Side from 2,000,000 Voices LP.