Sham 69 – Angels With Dirty Faces

Louder Than War: Sham took punk from first to second wave with a more guttural street version of the form armed with catchy, anthemic songs and frontman Jimmy Pursey’s charismatic presence. Their early singles were their best and they peaked with ‘Angels With Dirty Faces’ – a powerful and stomping record that found the missing link between Slade and the Clash

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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