Cock Sparrer (album)

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Cock Sparrer
Studio album by Cock Sparrer
Released 1978
Genre Punk rock
Label Decca
Producer Nick Tauber
Cock Sparrer chronology
Cock Sparrer
(1978)
Shock Troops
(1982)
Alternate cover
1987 release of the album

Cock Sparrer is the first album by punk rock band Cock Sparrer. It was released in 1978 on Decca Records only in Spain.

In 1977 Decca released two singles by Cock Sparrer, "Running Riot" b/w "Sister Suzie" and "We Love You" b/w "Chip on my Shoulder", neither of which achieved much success. Although the band recorded an album's worth of material, Decca dropped the band in 1978 and didn't release the album in the UK, but oddly did release it as this self-titled album in Spain, which featured the four songs released on singles and six more.

The album was first made available in the UK in 1987 when it was released as True Grit by Razor Records. In 2000, the album was released by the Austrian label DSS Records, which re-arranged the tracks and called it Diamonds & Pearls. Then, in 2006, Captain Oi! released The Decca Years, which featured the album with 5 more tracks recorded during the same time.

Track listing[edit]

Cock Sparrer (1978) / True Grit (1987)[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "We Love You"
  2. "Sister Suzie"
  3. "Platinum Blonde"
  4. "Taking For A Ride"
  5. "Again And Again"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Runnin' Riot"
  2. "Chip On My Shoulder"
  3. "Watcha Gonna Do About It"
  4. "Teenage Heart"
  5. "I Need A Witness"

Diamonds & Pearls (2000)[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Runnin' Riot"
  2. "We Love You"
  3. "Again And Again"
  4. "Taking For A Ride"
  5. "Teenage Heart"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Sister Suzie"
  2. "Chip On My Shoulder"
  3. "Platinum Blonde"
  4. "Watcha Gonna Do About It"
  5. "I Need A Witness"

The Decca Years (2006)[edit]

  1. "We Love You"
  2. "Sister Suzie"
  3. "Platinum Blonde"
  4. "Taking For A Ride"
  5. "Again And Again"
  6. "Runnin' Riot"
  7. "Chip On My Shoulder"
  8. "Watcha Gonna Do About It"
  9. "Teenage Heart"
  10. "I Need A Witness"
  11. "Sunday Stripper"
  12. "Trouble on the Terraces"
  13. "What It's Like to Be Old"
  14. "Run for Cover"
  15. "What It's Like to Be Old (Version 2)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Colin McFaul - vocals
  • Steve Burgess - bass
  • Steve Bruce - drums
  • Mickey Beaufoy - guitar
  • Garry Lammin - guitar

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