Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

Album: The Angels (1977)

Songfacts®:

  • The Angels released this shortly after changing their name from "The Moonshine Jug And String Band." The Angels originated in Adelaide, Australia. Contemporaries include Cold Chisel (also originating in Adelaide), and Rose Tattoo (Sydney). They are not to be confused with the American girl group of the same name.
  • The Angels often involved the audience in their shows. In this song, when lead singer "Doc" Neeson sings, "Am I ever gonna see your face again?" the (mostly male) audience would respond, "No way - get f--ked - f--k off!" The Angels released 16 albums between 1975 and 1998 and earned a reputation as one of the best live bands in Australia. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Duane - Adelaide, Australia, for above 2
  • Reg Reagan (Mathew Johns) parodied the song with "Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again?" in relation to the lack of biff (Rugby League Fights). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Rennie - Sydney, Australia

Comments: 9

  • Keith from Brisbane, AustraliaDuring a recent reunion in Adelaide I was told (from a reliable source) that the tag "No way, get F****ed , F**k off" started when the band visited Christies Beach High School in the mid 70's (a place where they had played for many years as Moonshine Jug and String Band) and the students there started singing the tag. I would believe that, having been at CBHS at that time. CBHS in the 70's - 'choice!'... oh well at least it is famous for something!!!
  • Tony from Nsw, Australia"Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" appeared on Rocka in 1975, originally recorded in 1974.

    14. "The Blow" has unreleased materials.
    15. "Wasted Sleepless Night" has guitar riff not like their albums.
    16. "heir Finest Hour and Then Some" includes unreleased track, which is album.

    "Take A Long Line" recorded with Adelaide Art Orchestra in 2010.

    The Angels recording 1974-1998, 2002, 2008-2010.
  • Tony from Nsw, AustraliaThe Angels have 16 albums don't forget when Shock Records issued "The Complete Sessions 1980-1983" it had hidden tracks. Albums out 14. "Beyond Salvation" the overseas album includes re-recorded songs to Australian albums. 15. Their Finest Hour and Then Some (1978-1979, one new song never been heard before). 16. "Wasted Sleepless Night" with guitar riffs different to albums. The Angels did re-record "Take A Long Line (with Adelaide Art Orchestra) in 2010. The Angels recorded "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" in 1974. Recording from 1974 - 1998, 2002, 2008-2010.
  • Tony from Nsw, AustraliaAm I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again original was released on Rocka album in 1975.

    Reg Reagan "Am I Ever Gonna See The Biff Again?" features John Brewster on guitar

    14. THE BLOW has unreleased materials.

    15. WASTED SLEEPLESS NIGHT has different versions with guitar riff.

    16. THEIR FINEST HOUR includes unreleased track, which is album now.

    Holy Smoke includes "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" and "I Put Spell On You"by The Angels, also appear in the movie.

    The Moonshine Jug And String Band were mix of 1920's blues and jazz band.

    Doc Neeson, the Brewster brothers John Rick were hanging out at famous Adelaide Pub. John like name "Angel" after barmaid which Doc, John, Rick came across the word "THE ANGELS" they got the same idea as The Beatles, The Crickets.

    The Beatles original known as Silver Beetles, they drop e and become Beatles. Buddy Holly couldn't record "That'll Be The Day" Buddy and Jerry both were looking for cricket sound and come across the word "Cricket" which came the band name.

    Bon Scott formed Mount Lofty Rangers that included Bailey Chris on bass. Don Walker formed Orange change name to Cold Chisel.
  • Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaI usually dont say "sheilas" or "ripper"....but i effing love this song
  • Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaAhem, it's not the "mostly male" members of the audience who sing the ever famous line "No WAY GET F--KD F--K OFF!!" Us sheilas like to have a crack at it too, it's just that the blokes are wayyy louder. Ripper song by the way...beauty bonza vegemite. heh heh
  • Ken from Perth, AustraliaSaw 'The Angels' at the Bon Scott tribute show in 2007...amazing live after all these years. And don't forget 'The Screaming Jets'...another fine Aussie band that were at the same tribute show. The rest of the world really missed out on these two bands.
  • Conrad from Raglan, New ZealandI gotta agree.Although I love the early metal 70's and the grunge years there's nothing better to cruise to in a Panelvan on a hot summers day than the Angels,Hunters&Collectors, laced with a splash of Midnight Oil and the HuduGurus. Thats a happy place for me : )
  • Gerry Walsh from Melbourne, AustraliaThe best era of music ever.... well for me anyway,,,from the ages of 9 y.o in 1976 to 16 y.o in 1983.... those 7 years there was hit after hit around the world and especially in the land of Oz that to this day 2007, nothing comes quite close ...whether that is because i was at that age or i just simply was a brilliant era with The Angels,Cold Chisel,Rose Tattoo,Kiss,Ad/dc,Australian Crawl,Sharon O'Neill,Fleetwood mac,Jimmy Barnes,The Choirboys,Mi-Sex,The Divinyls and many more....
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