The Angels (album)

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The Angels
Studio album by The Angels
Released August 1977
Recorded Albert Studios, Sydney, 1976–1977
Genre Hard rock
Length 41:13
Label Albert
Producer Harry Vanda, George Young
The Angels chronology
The Angels
(1977)
Face To Face
(1978)
Singles from The Angels
  1. "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again"
    Released: 1 March 1976
  2. "You're a Lady Now"
    Released: July 1977
  3. ""
    Released:
  4. ""
    Released:

The Angels is the first album by Australian hard rock band, The Angels, which was released in August 1977. It was produced by Vanda & Young (AC/DC) at Sydney's Albert Studios. It included a re-recorded version of their debut single, "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" (March 1976) and provided their second single, "You're a Lady Now", in July 1977. By the mid-1980s "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" had developed a cult status with the audience responding with "No way, get fucked, fuck off!"

Background[edit]

The Angels is the eponymous debut album by Australian hard rockers, The Angels, which was issued in August 1977. The group's line up, from January that year, were Chris Bailey on bass guitar; Graham Bidstrup (aka Buzz Throckman) on drums; John Brewster on rhythm guitar and backing vocals; his brother, Rick Brewster on lead guitar; and Bernard "Doc" Neeson on lead vocals.[1]

The group had supported AC/DC in early 1976 and were signed by their producers, Vanda & Young, to Albert Productions record label.[1][2] On 1 March that year The Angels had issued their debut single, "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", which was produced by Vanda & Young.[1][3][4] The band then recorded their debut album at Albert Studio with Vanda & Young producing, again.[1][3] Six of the ten tracks were co-written by the Brewster brothers with Neeson.[5]

Ahead of the album's appearance they released their second single, "You're a Lady Now", in July 1977.[1][2] The album followed in the next month in both LP and cassette formats.[1][3][5] By the mid-1980s "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" had developed a cult status with audiences responding with "No way, get fucked, fuck off!".[6] In February 1988 the group released a live version of the single, which included this chant, and marketed T-shirts sporting the phrase.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Brewster (as John Carrington Brewster-Jones), Rick Brewster (as Richard Brewster-Jones), and Bernard "Doc" Neeson (as Bernard Patrick Neeson);[5][8] except as noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Home" (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Graham Bidstrup) 4:52
2. "You're a Lady Now"   3:35
3. "Goin' Down" (William Donald Nix) 4:11
4. "Shelter from the Rain" (J Brewster, Bidstrup) 4:03
5. "Can't Get Lucky" (J Brewster, Bidstrup) 3:17
6. "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" (album version) 4:04
7. "You Got Me Runnin'"   4:55
8. "High on You"   3:38
9. "Hot Lucy"   4:29
10. "Dreambuilder"   4:09
Total length:
41:13

Personnel[edit]

The Angels members
Production work

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'The Angels'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed. "The Angels". Howlspace. White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 29 July 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Holmgren, Magnus; Senatore, Tony. "The Angels". Australian Rock Database. Passagen (Magnus Holmgren). Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "The Angels – 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Albert Music – The Angels – The Angels". Albert Productions. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Middleton, Karen (11 February 1988). "Good Times: The Angels, Steaming". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (National Library of Australia). p. 31. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Allmusic review
  8. ^ "'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 31 October 2013.  Note: For additional work user may have to select 'Search again' and then 'Enter a title:' or 'Performer:'

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