iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Sham 69: Greatest Hits (Live) by Sham 69, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Sham 69: Greatest Hits (Live)

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

A repackaging for the earlier Live and Loud!! Sham 69 live album, a 1978 concert that catches the band thundering through a set that, bristling with past singles, does indeed live up to its title. That said, it's scarcely the best representation those songs could demand. For all their ramshackle qualities, Sham 69 never sounded less than perfectly controlled in the studio, a mood that is totally absent on-stage. Of course that was scarcely their fault — blessed (or otherwise) with one of the most unruly audiences of the age, Sham rarely played to anything less than absolute mayhem. But while it was exhilarating to experience, it's not such an attraction on the home hi-fi, and Greatest Hits: Live should be filed away alongside all those other albums you own (because you should own it), but never play.

Biography

Formed: 1976 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

While most of the early British punk bands spoke of working-class concerns — primarily unemployment and the shrinking U.K. economy, which was leaving a generation with nothing to do and nowhere to go — many of the pioneering groups had working-class credentials that were suspect at best; the Sex Pistols' career was being molded by a haberdasher and would-be artist, while the Clash were led by the son of a diplomat. Sham 69, however, was different; proletarian and proud of it, Sham 69...
Full bio