Sham 69 - There's Gonna Be A Borstal Breakout

Sham 69 - There's Gonna Be A Borstal Breakout

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK 7" 1978 (Polydor - 2058 966)

A Borstal Breakout 2:11
B Hey Little Rich Boy 1:43

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Produced by Jimmy Pursey & Peter Wilson
Engineered by Peter Wilson
Design by Jimmy Pursey and Jill Mumford
Photos by Martyn Goddard

Additional Credits

Jimmy Pursey - lead vocals
Dave Parsons - guitar
Dave Treganna - bass
Mark "Dodie" Cain - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Essential Brit punk, up there with the Pistols and The Clash. Much better than single #1, 'Borstal Breakout' is a terrific piece of tongue-in-cheek thuggery that still sounds fresh and exciting. And though Sham never got much notice for their smarts, the lyrics make it unclear whether the antagonist is breaking out of Borstal to exact revenge on an enemy or to see his missus. Great B-Side too ("I didn't get no GCE/It makes you fink you can't talk to me")! 'Hey Little Rich Boy' is the same version from the upcoming LP Tell Us The Truth. There was a live version of 'Borstal Breakout' on the same LP.

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Images

Sham 69 - There's Gonna Be A Borstal Breakout  - UK 7" 1978 (Polydor - 2058 966)Sham 69 - There's Gonna Be A Borstal Breakout  - UK 7" 1978 (Polydor - 2058 966) Back Cover

Rear sleeve originally printed with the wrong catalogue number (2058 916). A sticker was placed over these. Click here for more

 

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