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1977 (album)

1977 is a Britpop album by Ash, released in May of 1996 (see 1996 in music). The punk rock-influenced album proved popular in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser degree elsewhere, where Britpop was a small cult phenomenon.

The name is a reference to year of three events which shaped the band - the births of two members of the band, the year Star Wars: A New Hope was released, and the year the first punk albums were released.

The song "Kung Fu" mentions Jackie Chan in the lyrics. In reciprocation, Chan has used the song for the end credits of one of his movies.

Track listing

  1. "Lose Control" (Hamilton/Wheeler)
  2. "Goldfinger" (Wheeler)
  3. "Girl from Mars" (Wheeler)
  4. "I'd Give You Anything" (Wheeler)
  5. "Gone the Dream" (Wheeler)
  6. "Kung Fu" (Wheeler)
  7. "Oh Yeah" (Wheeler)
  8. "Let It Flow" (Wheeler)
  9. "Innocent Smile" (Hamilton)
  10. "Angel Interceptor" (McMurray/Wheeler)
  11. "Lost in You" (Wheeler)
  12. "Darkside Lightside" (Wheeler)


  • Phil Thornalley - Mixing
  • Nick Ingman - String Arrangements
  • Owen Morris - Producer, String Arrangements
  • Mark "Spike" Stent - Mixing
  • Ash - Producer, Photography
  • Lisa Moorish - Vocals
  • Brian Cannon - Design, Photography, Sleeve Director
  • Rick "Rock" McMurray - Drums
  • Tim Wheeler - Guitar, Vocals, String Arrangements
  • Mark Hamilton - Bass, Sleeve Assistant
  • Nick Brine - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant, Studio Assistant

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