Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I

Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82)

A You're A Better Man Than I
B Give A Dog A Bone

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 49, 5 wks

Credits

Produced by Jimmy Pursey and Peter Wilson
'You're A Better Man Than I' taken from the Polydor LP Hersham Boys POLD 5025
Sleeve Design: Jo. Mirowski
Photography: Adrian Boot

Additional Credits

Jimmy Pursey - lead vocals
Dave Parsons - guitar
Dave Treganna - bass
Mark 'Dodie' Cain - drums on 'You're A Better Man Than I'
Ricky Goldstein - drums on 'Give A Dog A Bone'
With:
Tot Taylor - keyboards on 'You're A Better Man Than I'

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: This is where the Sham 69 story went wrong. Not only a cover version (their first), but also a moody ballad, this was so far out of the band's norm that it's not surprising it failed to reach the Top 40. Look at the sleeve, and you can see that Pursey was also becoming increasingly pretentious in front of a camera. That it was also the third single from 'The Adventures Of The Hersham Boys' didn't help. However, the lyrics (a call for an end to prejudice) suit Sham down to the ground and it's nice to hear Pursey doing something other than shouting. The B-Side marked the vinyl debut of new drummer Ricky Goldstein, and is a classic Sham stomper. It should have been the A-Side, really.

Additional Notes

'Give A Dog A Bone' was later issued (same version) on The Game.

Images

Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I - UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82) Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I - UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82) Back Cover

UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82). Click here for more

Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I - UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82) Sham 69 - You're A Better Man Than I - UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82) Back Cover

UK 7” 1979 (Polydor - POSP 82). Made in France version. Click here for more

 

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