Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna

Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna 1977 Pressing

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK 7" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4)
UK 7" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4)

A Ulster 2:40
B1 I Don't Wanna 1:46
B2 Red London 1:55

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UK 12" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4)
UK 12" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4)

A I Don't Wanna 2:40
B1 Ulster 1:46
B2 Red London 1:55

Chart Placings

None

Credits

1977 7"/12":

Jimmy (Sham) Pursey: Lead Vocals
Albie (Slider) Haskell: tea Boy Bass
Mark (Dodie) Cain: Drums and Dustbins
Dave (Vicar) Parsons: Lead Guitar

Produced by John Cale at Pathway Studios, London, August 1977
Sleeve by Jill Furmanovsky
Front pic - Harry Murlowski

Thanks to Mark P. who supplied the beer and got us pissed and Sam Bedroy who supplied the strippey, nicked shirts, and bedroom rehearsal room.

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1979 7"/12":

Jimmy "Sham" Pursey - vocals
Dave "Vicar" Parsons - guitars
Mark "Dodie" Cain - drums + dustbins
Albie "Slider" Haskell - tea-boy bass

Thanks to Mark Perry who supplied the beer + got us pissed + Sam Bedroy who supplied the stripey nicked shirts + rehearsal bedroom.

Produced by John Cale, London, August 1977
Photo: Jill Furmanovsky
Design x3

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Their first single, this EP plays the groundwork for the next three years: simple-minded Ramones-y riffs, basic production, and shouty vocals blaring inane, simplistic lyrics. Totally unpretentious and gloriously artless, it;s a good start despite John Cale's thin production.

Additional Notes

The original 12" is much easier to find than the original 7", whilst on the reissue the 12" is much rarer.

Images

Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 7" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 7" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Back Cover

UK 7" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4). Click here for more

Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 12" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 12" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Back Cover

UK 12" 1977 (Step-Forward - SF 4). Click here for more

Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 7" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 7" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4) Back Cover

UK 7" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4). Click here for more

Sham 69 - I Don't Wanna - UK 12" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4)

UK 12" 1979 (Step-Forward - SF 4). Click here for more

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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