“Teenage Warning” by Angelic Upstarts - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1979Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Teenage Warning” and “I’m An Upstart” on coloured vinyl were two of my very earliest 7” single purchases, although this was a few years after the event it has to be said. I used to love snarling out their tunes like a right mad kid: “Open the cage let free the animals, running wild with hardened criminals” being a fine example of my (imaginary) behavioural patterns from the period. Elsewhere on the LP, “Murder Of Liddle Towers” was a right kick-in-the-guts for the Northumbria Police force. Local boxer and electrician Towers had died on 9th February 1976 at Dryburn Hospital, County Durham from injuries received at the hands of the police during the night of 15th-16th January 1976. Apparently you can get away with murder if you’re a tit-head with a uniform. Angelic Upstarts were tough working class kids from Tyneside who told it straight. And with that, “Teenage Warning” was their highly potent debut snarl…

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A1 [03:02] 9.4.png Angelic Upstarts - Teenage Warning (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A2 [02:20] 6.7.png Angelic Upstarts - Student Power (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A3 [01:49] 8.1.png Angelic Upstarts - The Young Ones (Sid Tepper, Roy Bennett) Punk
A4 [03:06] 5.8.png Angelic Upstarts - Never Again (Tommy) (TBA) Punk
A5 [03:58] 6.2.png Angelic Upstarts - We Are The People (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
A6 [04:40] 8.6.png Angelic Upstarts - The Murder Of Liddle Towers (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B1 [02:16] 8.6.png Angelic Upstarts - I’m An Upstart (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B2 [02:26] 5.4.png Angelic Upstarts - Small Town Small Mind (TBA) Punk
B3 [03:05] 7.1.png Angelic Upstarts - Youth Leader (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk
B4 [02:17] 5.9.png Angelic Upstarts - Do Anything (TBA) Punk
B5 [02:35] 6.4.png Angelic Upstarts - Let’s Speed (TBA) Punk
B6 [02:15] 6.7.png Angelic Upstarts - Leave Me Alone (Thomas Mensforth, Raymond Cowie) Punk

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