Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sham 69: The Game (1996)

While most of the early British punk bands spoke of working-class concerns -- primarily unemployment and the shrinking U.K. economy, which was leaving a generation with nothing to do and nowhere to go -- many of the pioneering groups had working-class credentials that were suspect at best; the Sex Pistols' career was being molded by a haberdasher and would-be artist, while the Clash were led by the son of a diplomat. Sham 69, however, was different; proletarian and proud of it, Sham 69 was the voice of the people in the first wave of British punk, and if they were never as fashionable as such contemporaries as the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Wire, or the Jam (who, in their early days, shared Sham's provincial outlook and "we're with the kids" fan solidarity), they enjoyed a long run of chart successes and were a major influence on the street punk and Oi! by Mark DemingSham 69's last -- and least-loved -- studio album. Sham had just disbanded and re-formed within a couple of months, drafting in new drummer Mark Goldstein for this comeback. Musical adventurism is not something you'd readily associate with this crew, and though it was brave of Pursey to try to push his audience, fans were nowhere near ready to be pushed. Some of the songs are tolerable, just tolerable. But the absolute nadir is a gentle ballad number called, yep, "Poor Cow." Boy, did he have a way with words.by Alex Ogg

- - - Tracks - - -
1. The Game2. Human Zoo3. Lord of The Flies4. Give a Dog a Bone5. IN and Out6. Tell the Children7. Spray It on the Wall8. Dead or Alive9. Simon10. Deja Vu11. Poo Cow12. Run Wild Run Free13. Unite and Win14. Daytripper (Beatles)** DOJO Records** Original Year: 1980
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Robert.Johnsson said...

He He..I actually bought my "Second" copy of this album 2 days ago (Vinyl of course)

This album is quite hard to get in the old "Plastic Version"

Thx :)

Nagiants40 said...

Good to hear that the good old Vinyl still have lovers...

I own a huge collection from this big discs..

Regards RJ..

Putanginas said...

Thanks man for the album "THE GAME' by SHAM 69. YOU RULE!!!!!!!!