After The teenage warning LP I was a bit apprehensive about this release at the time although really looking forward t it. The singles had been fantastic, Out of Control and Never 'ad Nothing as well as the title track of the LP. What I found was brilliant follow up that never left my turntable for weeks. Shotgun Solution, the bonus track Unsung heroes part 2 really are stand out and define the band. Mensi had started to find his feet with song writing that was intelligent and celebrated the North easts Working class culture and past industries, King Coal strikes a message. Mensi had worked in the dockyards as an Electrician and was well aware of the causes of the working man. Get this you wont be disappointed.
This has got to be the best upstarts album. There is no chance of slowing down on this one. The upstarts areon top form with some amazing, agressive lyrics about life for the working class in late 70's/early 80's britain. If your a fan of raw, political, street punk then i would definatly reccomend this. It has to be said, this is a definate step up from Teenage Warning, though that is an amazing album but this album is more consistant of great songs. My personal favourates are Never 'ad Nothin', Police Oppression a great song about police brutality, Shotgun Solution a song about revenge, Out Of Control, We Gotta Get Outta This Place a cover of The Animals song. This should be in every Punk/Oi fans collection becasue you wont find a many better albums than this one