Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP 1980 (Warner Bros - K 56806)

A1 Never 'Ad Nothing
A2 Police Oppression
A3 Lonely Man Of Spandau
A4 Their Destiny Is Coming
A5 Shotgun Solution
A6 King Coal
B1 Out Of Control
B2 Ronnie Is A Rocker
B3 Listen To The Steps
B4 Can't Kill A Legend
B5 Capital City
B6 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

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UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 228)

1 Never 'Ad Nothing
2 Police Oppression
3 Lonely Man Of Spandau
4 Their Destiny Is Coming
5 Shotgun Solution
6 King Coal
7 Out Of Control
8 Ronnie Is A Rocker
9 Listen To The Steps
10 Can't Kill A Legend
11 Capital City
12 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Bonus Tracks
13 Nowhere Left To Hide
14 Unsung Heroes Part II

13 B-Side of Never 'Ad Nuthin' 7"
14 B-Side of We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 7"

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 54, 3wks

Credits

Produced and engineered by Pete Wilson
This LP is dedicated to Jimmy Laurenson the best friend and workmate anyone would wish for. We will never forget. Rest in Peace Jim

Additional Credits

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

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, APRIL 17-30, 1980: Nice cover, shame about the music... To be fair, Mensi (who seems to be quite intelligent, despite appearances) writes some pretty strong lyrics, but the cretinous music is little better than speeded up headbanging and predictable football chants. The Upstarts have indeed gotta get outta this place because this unrelieved "identi-punk" racket is simply all too familiar these days. And you know what familiarity breeds. (5 out of 10).

PUNKY GIBBON: More focused and better produced than the first album, tackling law enforcement (a beefier version of 'Police Oppression'), vigilantism ('Shotgun Solution' concerns the non-fatal shooting of the band’s ex-manager, for which Mensi’s dad and brother were found guilty of unlawful wounding, conspiracy to assault and possessing a firearm), the drudgery of employment (title track, 'King Coal'), and even a song about the plight of Rudolph Hess that helped them get labeled as fascists but was in fact a plea for people to act like humans. This is one of the best albums of its type, and a cracking effort.

SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2003 [read full review here]

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