Angelic Upstarts - Never 'Ad Nothin'

Angelic Upstarts - Never 'Ad Nothin'

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1979 (Warner Bros - K 17476)

1 Never 'Ad Nothin' 2:45
2 Nowhere Left To Hide 1:47

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 61, 4 wks


1: Produced by Jimmy Pursey
2: Produced by Peter Wilson

Additional Credits

Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Steve Forsten - bass
Sticks Warrington - drums

Reviews & Opinions

STEVE BUSH, SMASH HITS, NOV 1-14, 1979: The pic sleeve is made to look like the front page of a newspaper ("The Angelic Times") - an idea that is incredibly unoriginal and boring. Which is also an accurate description of the record.

MUCK RAKER, ROCK BOTTOM, 1981: A singularly unattractive band from the North east of England indulge in the primal punk thrash, seemily [sic]on the subject of a deprived youth who is shot in some urban fracas.

PUNKY GIBBON: Yet another great A-Side - fast, ranting and angry, and somehow catchy despite the borderline tuneless verses. 'Nowhere Left To Hide' is standard Upstarts fare, and not one of their finest moments: it sounds like they were specifically asked by the label to write a B-Side.

Additional Notes

The main track ended up as the opening cut on their 2nd LP.


Angelic Upstarts - Never 'Ad Nothin' - UK 7" 1979 (Warner Bros - K 17476) Angelic Upstarts - Never 'Ad Nothin' - UK 7" 1979 (Warner Bros - K 17476) Back Cover

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