Angelic Upstarts - Power Of The Press

Angelic Upstarts - Power Of The Press - UK LP 1986 (Gas - 4012)

Original Release Date

1986

Release Information

UK LP 1986 (Gas - 4012)

A1 I Stand Accused
A2 Nottingham Slag
A3 Joe Where Are You Now?
A4 Soldier
A5 Empty Street
B1 Power Of The Press
B2 Stab In The Back
B3 Here I Come
B4 Thin Red Line
B5 I'd Kill Her For Sixpence
B6 Greenfields Of France

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UK CD 1994 (Step-1 Music - STEP CD 039)

1 I Stand Accused 3:20
2 Nottingham Slag 3:02
3 Joe Where Are You Now 2:41
4 Soldier 5:16
5 Empty Street 3:24
6 Brighton Bomb 3:48
7 Power Of The Press 2:33
8 Stab In The Back 2:12
9 Here I Come 3:44
10 Thin Red Line 2:13
11 I'd Kill Her For Sixpence 3:03
12 Greenfields Of France 4:57

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Mixed and engineered by Colin Peter
Recorded at Wickham Recording Studio, Croydon

Special thanks to The Power of the Press

Additional Credits

Mensi - vocals
Brian Hayes - guitar
Ronnie Rocker - bass, drums
Max Splodge - bass, drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Power Of The Press (later released in America as and including Brighton Bomb) sounds like unfinished demos and sounds like it's been mastered at the wrong speed, partially neutering attacks on Joe Strummer ('Joe Where Are You Now') and Maxwell ('Power Of The Press'). In spite of all its flaws it still packs a wallop: Mensi’s voice is as rough-as-fuck and the musicianship is lumpy, but there is so much passion in such tales of poverty and unemployment as 'Nottingham Slag' and 'Empty Street' that it’s difficult not to share his bitterness, while a version of Eric Bogle's 'Greenfields Of France', however badly sung, is surprisingly moving.

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