Captain Oi! Release these two huge boxsets next week, Friday the 25th January from punk Legends GBH & Angelic Upstarts. A total of 176 tracks over 11 CDs housed in two beautiful box sets, take a look inside both below….
Angelic Upstarts: The Albums 1983-91, 6CD Clamshell Boxset
Following on from the success of “The Albums 1979-82” (WAHOYBX353) we present a second box of Angelic Upstarts albums covering 1983 to 1991.
Disc 1 is the Indie Chart hit “Reason Why?” album which now comes with ten bonus tracks. Featured are the singles ‘Woman In Disguise’, ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Not Just A Name’.
The second disc is 1984’s “Last Tango In Moscow” LP which again comes with ten bonus tracks, mainly rare studio demos. Includes the Indie Chart hit single ‘Machine Gun Kelly’.
“Live In Yugoslavia” is Disc 3 and reads like a “Greatest Hits Live” as it includes many of the band’s chart hits such as ‘Teenage Warning’, ‘Never Had Nothing’ and ‘I’m An Upstart’.
Disc 4 is 1985’s “Power Of The Press” album which now comes with the bonus of the highly controversial single ‘Brighton Bomb’.
The fifth disc is another controversial album, “Blood On The Terraces” which incurred the wrath of MP’s and tabloid newspapers when originally released in 1987.
The final disc is the rare 1991 album “Bombed Out” which saw original guitarist Mond reunited with vocalist Mensi for the first time in nearly a decade.
Six discs and 100 tracks all housed in a sturdy clam shell box. The booklet features pictures of all relevant sleeves, liner notes, news clippings and many previously unpublished photos.
Mensi still leads a version of the band to this day and received rave reviews for appearances at this year’s “Rebellion” and “Punk Rock Bowling” festivals.
G.B.H: The Rough Justice Years, 5CD Clamshell Boxset
76 track 5 CD clam shell box set featuring all of Hardcore Punk legends GBH’s recordings for the Rough Justice label between 1984 and 1995.
The first disc is 1984’s “Midnight Madness & Beyond” album which now comes with the bonus of the Indie Chart hit EP ‘Oh No. It’s GBH Again’.
Disc 2 is 1987’s “No Need To Panic” album which now has the ‘Wot A Bargain’ EP added as bonus tracks.
1989’s self-produced “A Fridge Too Far” is on Disc 3, complete with the bonus of three rare studio demos from the time.
Disc 4 is 1990’s “From Here To Reality” album, again having three rare studio demos added
The final disc is 1992’s “Church of the Truly Warped”.
The booklet features pictures of all the relevant releases plus detailed liner notes.
Currently touring South America GBH remain one of the punk scene’s most respected names, their influence acknowledged by the likes of Rancid, Agnostic Front and Metallica amongst many others.
They follow the dates in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Mexico with a mainland Europe tour with shows in Russia, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Italy and Belgium. They also have the following UK shows lined up for early 2019:
Jan 18 Swansea, The Bunkhouse
Jan 19 Halifax, The Lantern
Feb 2 Bristol, The Fleece
April 26 London, Tufnell Park, Undercover Festival
May 4 Birmingham, Digbeth The Mill
May 11 Cardiff, The Tramshed