Angelic Upstarts - The Independent Punk Singles Collection

Angelic Upstarts - The Independent Punk Singles Collection CD

Original Release Date

1995

Release Information

UK CD 1995 (Anagram - CD PUNK 59)

1 The Murder Of The Liddle Towers 4:39
2 Police Oppression 3:30
3 Woman In Disguise 3:07
4 Lust For Glory 2:42
5 42nd Street 3:24
6 Solidarity 5:04
7 Five Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 2:50
8 Dollars And Pounds 1:13
9 Don't Stop 3:07
10 Not Just A Name 2:49
11 The Leech 2:58
12 Leave Me Alone (live) 2:42
13 Liddle Towers (live) 1:53
14 White Riot (live) 2:08
15 Machine Gun Kelly 2:36
16 Paint It Red 3:42
17 There's A Drink In It 2:58
18 Brighton Bomb 3:47
19 Thin Red Line 2:10
20 Soldier 5:13
21 England (Live) 3:55
22 We're Gonna Take The World (Live) 3:27
23 The Young Ones (Live) 1:58

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UK LP 1996 (Captain Oi! - AHOY LP 510)

1 The Murder Of The Liddle Towers 4:39
2 Police Oppression 3:30
3 Woman In Disguise 3:07
4 Lust For Glory 2:42
5 42nd Street 3:24
6 Solidarity 5:04
7 Five Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 2:50
8 Dollars And Pounds 1:13
9 Don't Stop 3:07
10 Not Just A Name 2:49
11 The Leech 2:58
12 Machine Gun Kelly 2:36
13 Paint It Red 3:42
14 There's A Drink In It 2:58
15 Brighton Bomb 3:47
16 Thin Red Line 2:10
17 Soldier 5:13

Chart Placings

None

Credits

None

Additional Credits

CD:

1-2: The Murder of Liddle Towers 7", released May 1978
3-5: Woman In Disguise 7"/12", released November 1982
6-9: Solidarity 7"/12", released May 1983
10-14: Not Just A Name 7"/12", released September 1983
15-17: Machine Gun Kelly 7"/12", released November 1984
18-20: Brighton Bomb 12", released June 1985
21-23: From England's Alive 12", 1987

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LP:

1-2: The Murder of Liddle Towers 7", released May 1978
3-5: Woman In Disguise 7"/12", released November 1982
6-9: Solidarity 7"/12", released May 1983
10-11: Not Just A Name 7", released September 1983
12-14: Machine Gun Kelly7"/12", released November 1984
15-17: Brighton Bomb12", released June 1985

Reviews & Opinions

RECORD COLLECTOR: Though always a big Angelic Upstarts fan, at the risk of heresy, is this writer the only one that thought their debut single, The Murder Of Liddle Towers, was, dull, plodding R&B, with only Mensi’s impassioned vocal delivery and message to redeem it? Ah well… On the other hand, the fact that said single was released on their own Dead Records imprint does at least give this collection a smattering of the band’s early years. All the Upstarts’ chart-troubling albums and singles were released during their terms with major labels Warner Bros and EMI/Zonophone, between April 1979 and September 1981. Three flop singles later, the band signed to Anagram. The EMI period was an embarrassment for all concerned, as the label made a frankly ludicrous decision to try to turn our erstwhile street punks into airbrushed pop stars. Thank goodness that, when Anagram picked the band up, they went back to what they knew best: putting the world to rights lyrically, and pumping out melodically adept punk toons.

Additional Notes

Get Back reissued this as a double LP in 2006 (GET 153) with the same track listing as the original CD, with different cover art. Radiation Reissues trotted out the same reissue in 2018 (RRS87), with yet another sleeve.

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Angelic Upstarts - The Independent Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram - CD PUNK 59) Angelic Upstarts - The Independent Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram - CD PUNK 59)

UK CD 1995 (Anagram - CD PUNK 59). Click here for more

Angelic Upstarts - The Independent Punk Singles Collection - UK LP 1996 (Captain Oi! - AHOY LP 510)

UK LP 1996 (Captain Oi! - AHOY LP 510). Click here for more

 

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