Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces

Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces

Original Release Date

1987

Release Information

UK LP 1987 (Link - LINK LP 019)
UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 116)

1 Pride Of Our Passion 3:11
2 Everyday 4:15
3 I Wanna Knighthood 2:36
4 Heart Attack In Paris 3:05
5 Four Grey Walls 3:58
6 I Don't Wanna Fight The Soviet 3:02
7 Our Day Will Come 3:49
8 Blood On The Terraces 3:22
9 Heroin Is Good For You 2:39
10 It's Your Life 2:38
11 Ruby 2:42
CD Bonus Tracks "The Main Event Tapes"
12 Never 'Ad Nothing 2:51
13 Leave Me Alone 2:39
14 Teenage Warning 3:01
15 Last Night Another Soldier 2:41
16 Guns For The Afghan Rebels 2:12
17 One More Day 3:32
18 Two Million Voices 2:58

Chart Placings

None

Credits

LP:

Mensi - lead vocals
Brian Hayes - guitars
Ronnie Rocker - bass
Max Splodge - drums

Produced by The Angelic Upstarts
Recorded at London Bridge Recording Studios, Clink Street, SE1

Additional Credits

Tracks 12-18 from the Main Event gig at the Astoria Theatre, Saturday 2nd April 1988.

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Mainly a stale affair this, with largely uninspired songs (side two is a tune desert) and an insufferably loud snare drum. However, while generally clumsy, there’s a few good numbers: the acoustic 'Four Grey Walls' is a tear-inducing ode to institutionalised living, while 'I Wanna Knighthood' and 'I Don’t Wanna Fight The Soviet' address serious topics with a sense of humour. Funny version of Kenny Rogers' 'Ruby', too. The CD version adds live material recorded at the ‘Main Event’ gig in 1988, which ended in a riot.

IRA ROBBINS, THE TROUSER PRESS RECORD GUIDE, 1991: The picture of Mensi on the back cover of Blood on the Terraces (the title track is about football hooliganism) shows him smiling and short-haired (not crew-cut) in a Nike T-shirt, looking for all the world like a cheerful suburban brother-in-law. Typical of the increasingly diverse and intelligent quartet (which here includes Splodgenessabounds' Max Splodge on drums), the album includes a reggae tune ("It's Your Life"), a punked-out Mel Tiilis cover ("Ruby"), a rejection of cold war mythology ("I Don't Wanna Fight the Soviet") and a touching prison drama ("Four Grey Walls").

Additional Notes

This was also issued in 1991 as a CD twofer with Lost And Found (here).

Images

Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces - UK LP 1987 (Link - LINK LP 019) Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces - UK LP 1987 (Link - LINK LP 019)

UK LP 1987 (Link - LINK LP 019). Click here for more

Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces - UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 116)Angelic Upstarts - Blood On The Terraces - UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 116)

UK CD 1999 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 116). Click here for more

 

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