“2,000,000 Voices” by Angelic Upstarts - album review

TJR says

Seems every second record back in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain was making protest. What a strange co-incidence. Mass unemployment, war and police abusing powers are the 3 main courses on “2,000,000 Voices”. It’s another thought-provoking album from these working class heroes. Musically, it’s less thrashy than the debut, the punk’s a little less oi a little more pop, with occasional flourishes of reggae, alt. folk and even a bit of poetry on “Heath’s Lament”. “Taking guns to Afghanistan” sings Mensi on “Guns For The Afghan Rebels” as the mujahideen fights against the Soviet invasion. For many decades to come the actors will change, but the play remains the same…

The Jukebox Rebel
03-Sep-2010

A1 [02:24] 7.0.png Angelic Upstarts - 2,000,000 Voices (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A2 [02:47] 6.2.png Angelic Upstarts - Ghost Town (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A3 [02:39] 6.9.png Angelic Upstarts - You’re Nicked (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A4 [03:23] 5.7.png Angelic Upstarts - England (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Alternative Folk
A5 [01:04] 7.0.png Angelic Upstarts - Heath’s Lament (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Poetry
A6 [02:40] 6.9.png Angelic Upstarts - Guns For The Afghan Rebels (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A7 [02:53] 6.7.png Angelic Upstarts - I Understand (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Reggae
B1 [02:29] 6.2.png Angelic Upstarts - Mensi’s Marauders (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B2 [03:47] 6.2.png Angelic Upstarts - Mr. Politician (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B3 [02:21] 5.7.png Angelic Upstarts - Kids On The Street (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B4 [02:47] 5.4.png Angelic Upstarts - Jimmy (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B5 [02:58] 6.3.png Angelic Upstarts - We’re Gonna Take The World (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B6 [02:45] 7.8.png Angelic Upstarts - Last Night Another Soldier (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B7 [02:28] 6.1.png Angelic Upstarts - I Wish (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Alternative Folk




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