Considered an Oi! band for some mysterious reason. A lot of skinheads in their audience. So what? While thinking about this I did some googling and found some words from Jimmy Pursey himself:
“The band never was and never will be anything to do with Oi!”
Myself always thought of Sham as one of the early great punk bands from the first waves. I Don’t Wanna was also one of the first punk songs I heard when I tuned into Radio Luxemburg in 1977. Anyway, Borstal Breakout is a great love song:
“Well now I’m over the wall I’m nearly home
I’m coming through that door coming back to you
Now I’m nearly home nearly back for you
There’s gonna be a borstal breakout”
This might be the rare Ethiopian sleeve version.