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Thomas “Mensi” Mensforth of the Punk band The Angelic Upstarts, a great personal friend and a life long fighter for socialism 

 

 

https://youtu.be/XQsesfEkcK0

 

 

 

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"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

Thomas “Mensi” Mensforth of the Punk band The Angelic Upstarts, a great personal friend and a life long fighter for socialism 

 

 

https://youtu.be/XQsesfEkcK0

 

 

 

Just heard this from a mate. Sad news. I saw the Upstarts fairly recently and he was 100% the same as when I saw them in the early 80's. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Johnoco said:

Just heard this from a mate. Sad news. I saw the Upstarts fairly recently and he was 100% the same as when I saw them in the early 80's. 

 

As we’ve discussed in the past, I did roadie/security work for them back in the day. Stage crew were treat as members of the band, all in it together, I remember a great night at the Royal Standard in Manningham Lane, the place went crazy 😜 

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3 minutes ago, Phil said:

As we’ve discussed in the past, I did roadie/security work for them back in the day. Stage crew were treat as members of the band, all in it together, I remember a great night at the Royal Standard in Manningham Lane, the place went crazy 😜 

I was too young to go to gigs around that time, when them, Cockney Rejects etc played there, so I am well envious of you. 

Just been listing the times I saw them and records I used to have. Must admit I underated them myself. I had 'Upstart' on green vinyl and Teenage Warning on red vinyl. Wish I'd kept them....

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22 hours ago, Johnoco said:

I was too young to go to gigs around that time, when them, Cockney Rejects etc played there, so I am well envious of you. 

Just been listing the times I saw them and records I used to have. Must admit I underated them myself. I had 'Upstart' on green vinyl and Teenage Warning on red vinyl. Wish I'd kept them....

Bought I'm an Upstart when it came out and pleased to say I still have it.

Really sorry to hear that Mensi has passed away.

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2 hours ago, Ullman said:

Bought I'm an Upstart when it came out and pleased to say I still have it.

Really sorry to hear that Mensi has passed away.

Thing about Mensi was that many people, even within the punk scene, disagreed with him and he created a few enemies. But he never wavered for a second - even when it kicked off at gigs. I still don't agree with him on many, if not most  things, but he was as genuine as they come.

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On 11/12/2021 at 13:53, CornwallRL said:

Sad! I liked the Monkees, style and music & humour

I only just read this! Thanks for posting. 

I bought the Mike and Micky CD last summer and be sounded in great voice. 

There is only Micky Dolenz left now of course. 

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3 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

Ray Illingworth. 

Yorkshireman. Top bloke

I liked Illingworth when he used to do some of the Co-commentary on the tv when the BBC has test matches. But i wished his wife would have told him to get his Bobby Charlton sorted out. 

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On 14/12/2021 at 16:14, Niels said:

I only just read this! Thanks for posting. 

I bought the Mike and Micky CD last summer and be sounded in great voice. 

There is only Micky Dolenz left now of course. 

I went to their show in San Antonio a few months ago. Not a lot of projection anymore but when he sang a couple of songs backed by acoustic guitar only I thought he still had a lovely country voice.

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