SHAM 69 (GB)
For the first time in many years, the band have decided to follow up the success of BLACK DOG with their latest album TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH and its a double too. The album songs reflect as did BLACK DOG the changes not only in society but also in the scene in general. A swath of political insanity both on the streets and in the halls of power. A reflection of our lives as we get older and of all those we have loved and lost over the years.
It also takes a bang at all those last-generation punks who have now come out of the woodwork to relive their last years of punk before they drop dead.
The album is a general overview of the society we have chosen to mould or destroy…your choice of views…but as with most things wityh this band it has again worked on and not chosen to be part of the old cabaret circuit and in doing so constantly evolves writing new and exciting music.
This album is also a salute to both Neil Harris co-founder of SHAM 69 and the sad loss of Tony Feedback, both of whom are no longer with us.
The band was formed in 1975, and with hits such as BORSTAL BREAKOUT and HEY LITTLE RICH BOY being performed in 76-77, the band went on to have others such as HURRY UP HARRY, ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES and the anthem IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED.
The band had many line up changes but the most notable was Jimmy Pursey’s departure following his sacking in 2006, in which he was immediately replaced by the now vocalist Tim V.
With over 12 line up changes since Punk pundits worldwide have sited this change to be the best yet with the sincerest force since the days of 77 Punk.
So this is SHAM 69 now and though many have scoffed at their existence they have come to regret it having been overwhelmed by the power of the performance.
on tour: 04 – 21 Dec 2024
all year available, requests welcome
07/12/2024 A-St.Pölten, Warehouse
Tim V (vocals)
Ian Whitewood (drums)
Paul Brightman (guitar)
Tom ( bass)
1978: Tell Us the Truth
1978: That’s Life
1979: The Adventures of Hersham Boys
1980: The Game
1991: Information Libre
1993: Kings & Queens
1993: BBC1 – Live in Concert
1995: Soapy Water & Mr. Marmalade
1997: A Files CD
2001: Direct Action: Day 21
2007: Western Culture
2010: Who Killed Joe Public
2013: Their finest hour
2015: I’ll end in tears
2021: Black dog (TREATMENT / OMP)
2024: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (DoLP)
TREATMENT / OMP