ANGELIC UPSTARTS / THE PROWLERS
Aggro Beat (Netherlands) / Insurgence (Canada)
Released: June 30, 2014
Every punk knows the Angelic Upstarts. The band began in 1977 in England. I respectfully (and with great joy) drop the needle on a regular basis on the 13 Angelic Upstarts albums that are in my collection. This latest 7" split with The Prowlers was issued in celebration of their first Canadian tour dates in over thirty years (since 1982). The Prowlers are from Montreal Canada.
"King of the Rats" wholly serves as evidence why the Angelic Upstarts have survived in the hearts of many punk fans for so many decades. The attitude is always evident, the musical execution is so perfect it has inspired bands to head back to the garage to work on their chops and the songs simply rip.
The Prowlers began in 1999, over 20 years after the Angelic Upstarts. But The Prowlers get it. Check out their video of the song from this 7" "Voisin De La Terreur" which features guest vocals from Martin from Impact.
This is a great record. Only 150 copies are available on black/white vinyl with gold splatter, with the rest of the copies on black vinyl.
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