Jun252019

Sham 69

Sham 69 formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1976 (the 12 November issue of NME notes they were rehearsing at this time, although only Jimmy Pursey would remain from this early line-up 12 months later). Sham 69 lacked the art school background of many British punk bands of the time, and brought in football chant back-up vocals and a sort of inarticulate political populism. The band had a large skinhead following (left wing, right wing and non-political), which helped set the tone for the Oi! movement. Read more on Last.fm

Track: If the Kids Are United

Album: If the Kids Are United: The Best Of

Track Listing:

1Action Time Vision1:62
2I Don't Wanna1:06
3Ulster Boy1:85
4They Don't Understand1:08
5Tell Us the Truth1:27
6Borstal Breakout1:20
7Family Life1:33
8If the Kids Are United2:24
9Hurry Up Harry2:06
10Hey Little Rich Boy1:00
11Bosnia1:73
12Reggae Giro2:74
13Angels With Dirty Faces1:56
14Hersham Boys (Live)2:06
15Tell the Children2:18

Top Tracks

# Title Plays
1If the Kids Are United
278492
2Borstal Breakout
206394
3Hurry Up Harry
149411
4Angels With Dirty Faces
107950
5Hey Little Rich Boy
105559
6Hersham Boys
83228
7Sunday Morning Nightmare
53949
8Questions and Answers
53309
9Tell Us the Truth
51831
10I Don't Wanna
46053