SHAM 69: Punk Singles Collection 1977-80: CD

Cleopatra released this collection of Sham’s singles some years back (and they no doubt licensed it from somewhere else). Captain Oi has taken it, purtied it all up, added a few more tracks that were left off of the Cleopatra version, and sent it back out into the world. All the big hits are here, twenty-six in all, from “If the Kids are United” to “Hurry Up Harry,” plus some rarities, like “What Have We Got,” which was only available as a freebie given out at their shows. If by some fluke of nature you’ve never heard a single Sham song, this is the perfect place to dive in.

 –jimmy (Captain Oi)