Friday, 23 September 2016

SUBWAY SECT
























"1978 now"
Year:    2007
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Overground
Format:    CD
Tracks:    14
Time:    41 min.
Lyrical themes:    social issues
Genre:    rock
Style:            Avantgarde            Punk












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 new recording of the songs from Subway Sect's debut album made and released in 2007 through label "Overground Records" on CD format.
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