Sham 69 ‎– Hersham Boys (12″)

A toe into 1979 and the first proper Punk record on here. (I think!) Jimmy Pursey’s Sham 69 had weathered most of the punk explosion and came out survivors with a loyal , if dwindling, following. This was from their third LP “Adventures Of The Hersham  Boys” and saw them once again get on Top Of The Pops, much to Pursey’s delight!

Produced by Pursey with Pete Wilson it is actually a longer version, with the band seemingly having to jam out an extra few minutes of the song…very entertaining.

Backed by 4 live tracks from a February gig back in 1978 at the Roundhouse in London. I’ve kept the tracks altogether as one mp3, to keep the flow of the gig and to hear Pursey stopping a crowd fight when chants of “we hate punks” could be heard. Proper rawkus punk songs, innit?

Polydor ‎– POSPX 64hershamfrontcov

A Hersham Boys (Long Version)
B1 I Don’t Wanna (Live)
B2 Rip Off (Live)
B3 I’m A Man, I’m A Boy (Live)
B4 Tell Us The Truth (Live)

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