Angelic Upstarts - Out Of Control
Original Release Date1980
UK 7" 1980 (Warner Bros - K 17558)
A Out Of Control
B Shotgun Solution
UK Chart Hit: 64, 3wks
Produced by Peter Wilson
Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Steve Forsten - bass
Sticks Warrington - drums
Reviews & Opinions
PUNKY GIBBON: The run of terrific singles continues unabated with this breathlessly fast stormer, taken - like its expletive-riddled B-Side - from the up-and-coming We Gotta Get Out Of This Place LP.
SOUNDS, 1980: A boisterous back to the roots job, a real smash and grab punk assault that kicks like an untamed stallion....it's familiar Upstarts territory but it still sounds honest, hard and heartfelt and I believe that this band are not just the tail end of a decaying, fatally flawed movement but the start of something newer, realer and harder than the rest.
JULIE MILTON, SMASH HITS, JAN 24-FEB 7, 1980: The lyrics sound like they're being squeezed from a gravel covered throat. If you like raunchy young music, go out and buy it. Me? I'll sit back, paint me toe-nails and admire the cover.