ANGELIC UPSTARTS are an English band formed in South Shields in 1977. They are one of most prominent Oi! bands, and espouse a socialist and working class philosophy which later inspired bands such as: Strawman, Red London or Redskins . Angelic Upstarts have been associated with anti-fascist subculture. More than two decades after its release, their debut single, “The Murder Of Liddle Towers”, was included in Mojo magazine’s list of the best punk rock singles of all time. The original line up for the band was Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve Forsten (bass) and Decca Wade (drums). The band have reformed and split a few times over the years and some of the ex members include bass players, Ronnie Wooden, Glyn Warren, Tony Feedback, Ronnie Rocker and Max Splodge who also had a stint playing drums. Other drummers have included Sticks (who later joined The Cockney Rejects), Paul Thompson (ex Roxy Music) and Chris White. Decca Wade rejoined the band for a few years before leaving again. Brian Hayes originally joined the band as second guitarist until Mond left leaving Brian as the only guitarist. The line up for the band is as follows
The band are still playing throughout Europe.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angelic-Upstarts/261275467616
https://myspace.com/angelicupstartsofficialsi
http://www.discogs.com/artist/148396
http://www.angelicupstarts.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelic_Upstarts

Edited by Tajinaste on 28 Feb 2015, 07:20

All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Text may also be available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Factbox

Generated from facts marked up in the wiki.

Formed in
  • 1977
Founded in
  • South Shields

You're viewing version 11. View older versions, or discuss this wiki.

You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.