Friday, 23 September 2016

SUBWAY SECT


























"1978 now"
Year:    1978
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Overground
Format:    CD
Tracks:    14
Time:    41 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Punk            Avantgarde












Subway Sect are without doubt one of the finest punk bands of the era but you'll never know because they released just two singles over a 2 year period and one John Peel Radio session. Vic Goddard and guitarist Rob Simmons  started out playing the blues at college in South London before busking in tube stations as makeshift rehearsal venues. Hence their name supposedly after a Hammersmith Subway (they were nearly called the Numb Hearts). Like many others their outlook changed after seeing the Sex Pistols at the Marquee. They loved the image if not the music. The band originally comprised Paul Myers on bass, Robert Simmons and Vic Goddard on Guitar, Paul Packham on Vocals. A reshuffle saw Paul move onto drums and Vic to Vocals. Having been forced to rehearse for 12 hours a day for a week by Malcolm McClaren at Manos in Chelsea they were ready to gig. Their first appearance was the "100 Club Punk Festival" with Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned, to name but a few, on 20.9.76 appearing in stark black as opposed to the sartorial punk finery of the main protagonists. They have recorded many different musical styles from punk rock to swing to mod music to folk, etc. This album is a remastered of the songs from Subway Sect's debut album of 1978, made through label "Overground Records" on CD format in 2007.
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"1979 now"
Year:    2014
Label:    AED
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    11
Time:    36 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Mod            Pop





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