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Song of the Week:Sham 69 - If the Kids are United

Genre:Punk Rock
Writers:Dave Guy Parsons, Jimmy Pursey

"If the Kids Are United" is a song by "Sham 69." The single, backed by the B-side "Sunday Morning Nightmare", was a success and reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart on July 1978. It song was first featured on their 1980 compilation album, "THE FIRST, THE BEST AND THE LAST."
The song was covered by the German punk rock band "Die Toten Hosen" in 1991 for their cover album "Learning English, Lesson One." Released as a single in 1992, it features "Jimmy Pursey" of Sham 69 as a guest musician. Both of the B-sides are Sham 69 covers. The CD single is designed to resemble a sawtooth.

"If the Kids Are United" also features on many other compilation and live albums, and it has been covered by many artists and bands such as "Wat Tyler," "Rancid," "7 Seconds," "Oi Polloi," "Angelic Upstarts," "Red Alert," "Berurier Noir," "Sham Pistols," "The Kids" and "Pluramon."


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