No Sham! (Kingsway KMR 311) 1979 UK

 

Kingsway Front

 

Star Song Front

The first Christian response that I’m aware of to the driving punk rock style of The Ramones and The Clash. Listening to this record is the audio equivalent of having gulped twenty cups of coffee. Loud raw neurotic guitars, fast bratty adrenaline-pumped pace, stuttering vocals, plus all the fashionable accoutrement – leather jackets, glurn looks, cryptic lettering on the lyric sheet, black and white photo of the band standing in front of a burnt building, and some classic lines like “triangular power’s got a hold on me”, “I’m checkin’ out on Mr. G”, and “ain’t no God on that radio”, Includes the classic Christian punk anthem ‘Stand Up And Be Counted’. Cover note states “Special thanx to Jesus without whom the new wave would not be possible!”. One heckuva great album! (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).

Kingsway Sleeve 1

 

Kingsway Label Side 1

 

Kingsway Label Side 2

 

Kingsway Rear

 

Star Song Rear

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the front, rear cover photo of the Star Song release kudos to discogs for the Kingsway photos and track list.

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Billy & The Rota's
1-2Detectives
1-3Out On The Streets
1-4I Don't Wan't You
1-5Stand Up And Be Counted
2-1Radio
2-2I Got The Answers
2-3Mr. G
2-4Get Inside
2-5Lost Years

 

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