Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK LP 1980 (Warner Bros - K 56806)
UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 228)

1 Never 'Ad Nothing 2:45
2 Police Oppression 3:13
3 Lonely Man Of Spandau 2:48
4 Their Destiny Is Coming 2:40
5 Shotgun Solution 2:16
6 King Coal 3:36
7 Out Of Control 2:23
8 Ronnie Is A Rocker 2:30
9 Listen To The Steps 2:34
10 Can't Kill A Legend 3:09
11 Capital City 3:05
12 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 4:02
CD Bonus Tracks
13 Nowhere Left To Hide 1:47
14 Unsung Heroes Part II 2:07

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 54, 3wks

Credits

LP:

Thanks to Jim Fingers Reilly and Pete Wilson for piano
Produced and engineered by Pete Wilson
Assistant engineer Terry Odyssey
"Can we come in your swimming pool Pursesnatcher?"
Backing vocals thanks to: Spud the Starjet, Vandepeer, Kevin, Barry, Zippy, Angela, Phil, Carl, Melvin, Mac and Lee who didn't come.

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Additional Credits on CD:

Mastered by Tim Turan.

Additional Credits

Mensi - vocals
Mond - guitar
Steve Forsten - bass
Sticks Warrington - drums

CD Bonus Tracks:

13: B-Side of Never 'Ad Nuthin' 7", released October 1979
14: B-Side of We Gotta Get Out Of This Place 7", released March 1980

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, APRIL 17-30, 1980: Nice cover, shame about the music... To be fair, Mensi (who seems to be quite intelligent, despite appearances) writes some pretty strong lyrics, but the cretinous music is little better than speeded up headbanging and predictable football chants. The Upstarts have indeed gotta get outta this place because this unrelieved "identi-punk" racket is simply all too familiar these days. And you know what familiarity breeds. (5 out of 10).

PUNKY GIBBON: More focused and better produced than the first album, tackling law enforcement (a beefier version of 'Police Oppression'), vigilantism ('Shotgun Solution' concerns the non-fatal shooting of the band’s ex-manager, for which Mensi’s dad and brother were found guilty of unlawful wounding, conspiracy to assault and possessing a firearm), the drudgery of employment (title track, 'King Coal'), and even a song about the plight of Rudolph Hess that helped them get labeled as fascists but was in fact a plea for people to act like humans. This is one of the best albums of its type, and a cracking effort.

SHANE BALDWIN, RECORD COLLECTOR, 2003 [read full review here]

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Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - UK LP 1980 (Warner Bros - K 56806) Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - UK LP 1980 (Warner Bros - K 56806)

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Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 228)Angelic Upstarts - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 228)

UK CD 2003 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 228). Click here for more

 

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