SHAM 69 – “If The Kids Are United” / “Sunday Morning Nightmare” (Polydor 2059 050) July 1978
Sham 69 “If The Kids Are United” – In which Jimmy dons his rose coloured spex and dishes out an appropriate lecture to his quarrelsome fans. Lots of powerful guitar to drive the message home, but I’m not too keen on the ‘United’ chant at the end.
It’s beginning to sound a bit contrived. To be honest, despite the worthy sentiments, I much prefer the B-side – aptly named ‘Sunday Morning Nightmare’, it’s a hilarious catalogue of woes resulting from the fever of the night before. Irresistible. (Record Mirror)