Angelic Upstarts - Reason Why?

Angelic Upstarts - Reason Why?

Original Release Date

1983

Release Information

UK LP 1983 (Anagram - GRAM 004)

A1 Woman In Disguise 3:09
A2 Never Give Up 2:54
A3 Waiting Hating 3:07
A4 Reason Why 3:21
A5 Nobody Was Saved 2:23
A6 Geordie's Wife 2:47
A7 Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner 3:36
B1 42nd Street 3:25
B2 The Burglar 1:58
B3 Solidarity 5:06
B4 As The Passion 2:25
B5 A Young Punk 2:52
B6 Where We Started 2:48

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UK CD 1992 (Anagram - CD GRAM 004)

1 Woman In Disguise 3:09
2 Never Give Up 2:54
3 Waiting Hating 3:07
4 Reason Why 3:21
5 Nobody Was Saved 2:23
6 Geordie's Wife 2:47
7 Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner 3:36
8 42nd Street 3:25
9 The Burglar 1:58
10 Solidarity 5:06
11 As The Passion 2:25
12 A Young Punk 2:52
13 Where We Started 2:48
Bonus Tracks
14 Lust For Glory 2:44
15 Five Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest 2:52
16 Dollars And Pounds 1:12
17 Don't Stop 3:07
18 Not Just A Name 2:51
19 The Leech 2:59
20 Leave Me Alone (Live) 2:40
21 Liddle Towers (Live) 1:51
22 White Riot (Live) 2:11

14: B-Side of Woman In Disguise 7", 1982
15-17: from the Solidarity 7"/12", 1983
18-22: Not Just A Name 7"/12", 1984

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit : 12, 6 wks

Credits

Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar & vocals
Tony Feedback - bass
Brian Hayes - guitar
Paul Thompson - drums
Peter Lambert - drums on 'The Burglar' and 'Where We Started'
With:
Simon Lloyd - sax
Terry Slessor, Kenny Mountain - backing vocals
Terry Sharp - lead vocals on 'Reason Why'
Robbie Garbette - keyboards

Produced and mixed by Mond at Alaska Studios

Additional Credits

John the Boy - keyboards (Tracks 18-22)
Nick the Blonde - drums (Tracks 18-22)

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Against all odds, this is a remarkable return to form, with crystal-clear production and a brace of adroit songs, not least 'Woman In Disguise', a stinging attack on one Maggie Thatcher, and a foray into genuine electrified folk on 'Solidarity'. Elsewhere, Mensi tries his hand at poetry on a tale of unemployment entitled 'Geordies Wife', sings the praises of crime on 'The Burglar' and enlists the aid of a guest vocalist for the reggaefied title song.

PAUL CASTLES, PUNK LIVES #7, 1983: Are well all agreed that the likes of GBH and Disorder are what Punk is all about? We are? [read full review here]

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1992: The Upstarts were often tarred with the same brush as the Oi! brigade, but actually offered a great deal more, weighing in with a string of bona fide second-wave punk hits which married admiral political awareness with good ol' fashioned jump-up-and-down rock. 'Reason Why?' dates from 1983, when the band were enjoying a less savoury following of punk Johnny-come-latelys, but still knew how to write a good tune.

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