The Angels (Australian rock band)

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The Angels are an Australian rock band that formed in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1974. The band later relocated to Sydney and enjoyed huge local success, clocking up hit singles across four decades, including "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", "Take a Long Line", "Marseilles", "Shadow Boxer", "No Secrets", "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "Let the Night Roll On", and "Dogs Are Talking".

The Angels were cited by Guns N' Roses and a number of Seattle grunge bands, including Pearl Jam and Nirvana, as having influenced their music. In the international market, to avoid legal problems with the Casablanca Records' act Angel, their records were released under the names Angel City and later The Angels from Angel City.

Lead singer Doc Neeson who fronted the band from 1974-1999 left pre-Millennium due to spinal injuries sustained in a car accident. After spending most of the 2000s apart, in April 2008, the original 1970s line-up of the Angels reformed for a series of tours.

In January 2013 it was announced that lead singer Doc Neeson had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and would undergo immediate treatment. Neeson died aged 67.

It was also revealed that bassist Chris Bailey (1950–2013) had been battling an aggressive cancer. Bailey died on 4 April 2013; a benefit concert was held at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on 17 April.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 The Angels The Angels 2
1978 Face to Face The Angels 4 5
1979 No Exit The Angels 3
1980 Dark Room The Angels 5 2
1981 Night Attack The Angels 5 4
1983 Watch the Red The Angels 3
1984 Two Minute Warning The Angels 4
1986 Howling The Angels 1
1989 Beyond Salvation The Angels 3 2
1991 Red Back Fever The Angels 3 1
1998 Skin & Bone The Angels 1
2000 Left Hand Drive The Angels 1
2012 Take It to the Streets The Angels 1
2014 Talk the Talk The Angels 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 The Angels Greatest The Angels 1
1985 Greatest Hits, Volume II The Angels 1
1992 Their Finest Hour: And Then Some The Angels 2
1992 Aussie 4 Pack Dragon / The Angels / Mondo Rock / Mental as Anything 1
1994 Evidence The Angels 1
1999 Greatest Hits: The Mushroom Years The Angels 1
2006 Wasted Sleepless Nights: The Definitive Greatest Hits The Angels 1
2011 Greatest Hits The Angels 1
1974-2014 40 Years of Rock The Angels 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Liveline The Angels 4
2011 Greatest Hits Live The Angels 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again The Angels 1
1991 Once Bitten Twice Shy The Angels 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The Tour The Angels 1
1995 Hard Evidence Tour The Angels 1

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