Brit punk rockers Sham 69 always had a basic approach to the anthemic punk rock typical of American punk acts. However, their use of saxophone and keyboards gives much of their material a very sophisticated feel. This CD reissues their 1995 opus, presenting the group exhibiting a mature, developed rock sound built upon its past efforts. There still is the mix of sociopolitical awareness and attempts to recapture past glory along with something as formulaic and empty as "Hurry Up Harry." Sham 69 was underrated early on, and this lack of attention may have stunted the band's growth.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte