Sham 69 - That's Life

Sham 69 - That's Life

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010)

A1 Leave Me Alone 3:25
A2 Who Gives A Damn 4:04
A3 Everybody's Right, Everybody's Wrong 5:08
A4 That's Life 2:52
A5 Win Or Loose 3:37
B1 Hurry Up Harry 3:53
B2 Evil Way 2:36
B3 Reggae Pick Up Part I 1:24
B4 Sunday Morning Nightmare 2:29
B5 Reggae Pick Up Part II 2:40
B6 Angels With Dirty Faces 2:55
B7 Is This Me Or Is This You? 3:33

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UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi! - AHOY DPX 612)

1 Leave Me Alone 3:25
2 Who Gives A Damn 4:04
3 Everybody's Right, Everybody's Wrong 5:08
4 That's Life 2:52
5 Win Or Lose 3:37
6 Hurry Up Harry 3:53
7 Evil Way 2:36
8 Reggae Pick Up Part 1 1:24
9 Sunday Morning Nightmare 2:29
10 Reggae Pick Up Part 2 2:40
11 Angels With Dirty Faces 2:55
12 Is This Me Or Is This You 3:33
Bonus Tracks
13 The Cockney Kids Are Innocent 1:54
14 If The Kids Are United 3:46
15 No Entry 2:31

13: B-Side of Angels With Dirty Faces, released April 1978
14: A-Side of If The Kids Are United, released July 1978
15: AA-Side of Hurry Up Harry / No Entry, released October 1978

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 27, 11 wks

Credits

Produced by Jimmy Pursey and Peter Wilson
Engineered by Peter Wilson
Sleeve Design and Photography by Jimmy Pursey

Special Fanx to Asta Van Rental; Roy, Frank & Rosie of The East End; Grant, Dickie, Vince, Binsie pf West Ham fame on the terraces; the staff of Titterhurst Studios; all the girls at Woolworths, Merv Wilson Racing Ltd; Sue of Radio Wey; Paul, Chris, Jackie and the rest at The Waterman's Arms; Mr Denis Cordey of The Wilson Hop; Alison, Nigel and me Mum and Dad for 'aveing me so I could write this story in the first place, and, most of all fanx to everyone around me who gave us the greatest year of our lives. Once again, fanx all of you. Jimmy Pursey and SHAM 69.

Additional Credits

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

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Taking the top prize for the dumbest, most obvious concept album ever, That's Life chronicles a day in the life of a working class kid: he gets up, can't get in the bathroom for a piss, gets moaned at by his mum, ignored by his dad, gets into work late, gets sacked, wins on the horses, goes out on the pull, gets in a fight, and crashes a stolen car. The songs - some of which are amongst their best - are interspersed with fairly amusing "slice of life" dialogue. The production is much enhanced (these guitars are loud!) and Pursey even attempts ballads, but mainly it's uptempo fret-damage all the way. Songs like 'Hurry Up Harry', the anthemic 'Angels With Dirty Faces' and the hilarious 'Sunday Morning Nightmare' shouldn't be tenable, but they are, with mammoth refrains and lots of wideboy Cockney bravado. A corker.

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Sham 69 - That's Life - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010)Sham 69 - That's Life - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010) Back Cover

UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010). Initial run with poster/stickered sleeve. Click here for more

Sham 69 - That's Life - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010)Sham 69 - That's Life - UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010) Back Cover

UK LP 1978 (Polydor - POLD 5010). Click here for more

Sham 69 - That's Life - UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi! - AHOY DPX 612)

UK CD 2005 (Captain Oi! - AHOY DPX 612). Click here for more

 

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