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Uk Subs

One of the most important bands of the second wave of U.K. punk, the U.K. Subs had been on the scene since the early days of British punk. But as the first wave of bands began to crumble, the U.K. Subs just got tougher and faster, and slowly rose to fame as many of their peers were burning out, finally breaking out in 1979. If anything has been the U.K. Subs' trademark, it's longevity; vocalist and founder Charlie Harper has kept the group alive for 40 years, and while more than 75 other people have gone in and out of the lineup over the years, he's kept the beery rabble-rousing spirit of the U.K. Subs alive and well on the road and in the studio.

Harper founded the U.K. Subs in 1976. He had previously been the lead singer with an R&B act called the Marauders (and held down a day job as a hair stylist), but after catching a show by the Damned, Harper decided punk rock was the future, and he formed a group called the Subversives. Harper teamed up with guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Steve Slack, and drummer Pete Davies to complete the first edition of the group, whose name was soon pared down to U.K. Subs. The band began making the rounds of the London club circuit, and earned the seal of approval from influential BBC disc jockey John Peel, who recorded two radio sessions with the band, one in 1977 and another in 1978. Despite their growing notoriety, it wasn't until 1979 that the group finally scored a record deal, with GEM Records signing the band and releasing their first studio album, Another Kind of Blues.

As many acts on the U.K. punk and new wave scene were either breaking up (the Sex Pistols, X-Ray Spex, Generation X) or going through creative transitions (the Clash, the Damned, Wire), the U.K. Subs proved there was still a lively audience for no-frills punk rock, and Another Kind of Blues became a surprise hit, rising to number 21 on the British charts. The group's second album, 1980's Brand New Age, fared even better, peaking at number 18, and a live set recorded at the Roxy in London in 1977 received a belated release from Stiff Records (without the band's input) as Live Kicks. The band responded by delivering an album drawn from more recorded live shows, 1980's Crash Course, which took the band to the Top Ten of the U.K. LP charts, making it to number eight. Their live attack was also documented in a short documentary by filmmaker Julien Temple, Punk Can Take It! The hard-working Subs introduced a third studio effort, Diminished Responsibility, in 1981, which became another chart success, reaching number 18 on the British listings.

By 1980, the band experienced its first major lineup change, when Davies fell ill and was replaced for a tour by Ian Tansley, and then by Steve Roberts. Davies would return and depart the U.K. Subs numerous times over the years, as would guitarist Nicky Garratt and bassist Paul Slack (as well as Slack's initial replacement, Alvin Gibbs). In 1982, the U.K. Subs jumped from GEM to NEMS Records, and their first album for the label, Endangered Species, didn't fare as well on the charts as their previous efforts. And while many British punk acts found indifferent audiences in the United States, the U.K. Subs' most successful albums were never even released in America until many years after the fact, though they staged their first North American tour in 1980.

However, none of this kept Charlie Harper down, and while the U.K. Subs' personnel would change on a regular basis from the mid-'80s onward (Lars Fredericksen of Rancid was briefly a member in the early '90s), the band continued to tour nonstop, playing in the U.K., Europe, and Japan on a regular basis, and occasionally making their way to the United States. Between studio efforts, live discs, and compilations of their back catalog, the band had literally dozens of albums to their credit when they issued 2016's Ziezo, which Harper declared would be the U.K. Subs' final studio album. However, Harper insisted that the band wasn't over despite that claim, and several months later, Friends and Relations appeared, which combined new music with rare archival material. ~ Mark Deming
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Complete Riot

1. Jump On It

2. Ego

3. War On The Pentagon 1 & 2

4. Quintessentials

5. State Of Alert

6. Day Of The Dead

7. AK47

8. Media Man

9. Mouth On A Stick

10. Outside Society

11. Bitter & Twisted

12. Accident Prone

13. Killer Cops

14. Psychosis

15. Squat 96

16. Dunblane

17. Cyberjunk

18. Rebel Radio

19. Power Corrupts

20. Preacher

21. Riot

22. Chemical War

23. Paradise Burning

24. House Of Cards

25. Human Rights

26. Guilty Man

27. Lost Not Found

28. Music For The Deaf

29. Beggars & Bums

30. My Little Red Book

31. Flat Earth Society

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Track List: Before You Were Punk: The Very Best Of

1. C.I.D.

2. Tomorrow's Girl

3. Stranglehold

4. Teenage

5. Emotional Blackmail

6. Warhead

7. New York State Police

8. Party In Paris

9. Endangered Species

10. Down On The Farm

11. Shoot You Down

12. Countdown

13. Limo Life

14. Police State

15. Self Destruct

16. War Of The Roses

17. Holy Land

18. Motivator

19. Postcard From L.A.

20. Nobody Move

21. Riot

22. Rebel Radio

23. Preacher

24. House Of Cards

25. Lost Not Found

26. Music For The Deaf

27. Stay Away

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Track List: The Punk Singles Collection

1. C.I.D.

2. Stranglehold

3. Tomorrow's Girls

4. She's Not There

5. Warhead

6. Teenage

7. Party In Paris

8. Keep On Running

9. Countdown

10. Self Destruct

11. Another Typical City

12. Private Army

13. This Gun Says

14. The Motivator

15. Sabre Dance

16. Hey Santa

17. Here Comes Alex

18. Barmy London Army

19. Freaked

20. New Barbarians

21. Limo Life

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Track List: Left For Dead

1. Cid (Live)

2. Emotional Blackmail (Live)

3. Endangered Species (Live)

7. New York State Police (Live)

9. Limo Life (Live)

11. Warhead (Live)

13. Teenage (Live)

14. I Couldn't Be You (Live)

15. I Live In A Car (Live)

16. Blues (Live)

17. Telephone Numbers (Live)

18. Left For Dead (Live)

19. Rockers (Live)

20. Stranglehold (Live)

22. Tomorrow's Girls (Live)

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Track List: Flood Of Lies

1. Flood Of Lies

2. Veronique

3. Soldiers Of Fortune

4. DB's

5. Tampa Bay

6. After The War

7. Violent Revolution

8. In The Red

9. Dress Code

10. Revenge Of The Jelly Devils

11. In The Wild

12. Seas

13. Another Typical City (7'' Version) (Bonus Track)

14. Still Life (Bonus Track)

15. The Spell (Bonus Track)

16. Private Army (Bonus Track)

17. Multiple Minds (Bonus Track)

18. Primary Strength (Bonus Track)

19. Another Typical City (12'' Version) (Bonus Track)

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Track List: Another Kind Of Blues

1. C.I.D.

2. I Couldn't Be You

3. I Live In A Car

4. Tomorrow's Girls

5. Killer

6. World War

7. Rockers

8. I.O.D.

9. T.V. Blues

10. Blues

11. Lady Esquire

12. All I Want To Know

13. Crash Course

14. Young Criminals

15. B.1.C.

16. Disease

17. Stranglehold

25. Scum Of The Earth

26. Telephone Numbers

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Track List: XXIV (Expanded Edition)

1. Implosion 77

2. Coalition Government Blues

3. Speed

4. Rabid

5. Monkeys

6. Black Power Salute

7. Las Vegas Wedding

8. Stare At The Sun

9. Garden Of Good And Evil

10. Workers Revolution

11. Wreckin' Ball

12. Detox

13. Failed State

14. Momento Mori

15. Angel Of Eighth Avenue

16. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind

17. Metamorphosis

18. Sleeping Rough

19. Souls From Hell

20. Stop Global War

21. Four Strong Winds

22. Higher Tide

23. The Outsider

24. Thunders In The Rain

25. Stormy Day

26. Little Black Crow

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I and you don't want to die :/
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Eating Pomegranates or a juice called

POM made from pomegranate

prevents prostate cancer in men

LIFE IS WONDERFUL ⚡️❤️⚡️
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Is song ROCKERS about chairs ?

Rocking chairs ?
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orderofthego r d o n s
What is with the long stream of homophobic comments? Go pierce your brains and smash bottles over your heads, stupid punks.
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j144174
She. And class
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Absolute brilliance,s o glad i was part of the old school slamming away at the Olympic Auditorium in l.a.every Friday nights,in my doc martins enjoying my youth.ahh what memories kids
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southparkrul e s 4 2
We need to kickstart the punk movement once again!!!!!! PUNK FOREVER!!!! follow me if you agree!!!!
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saw them play LIVE @ The Antenna Club in Memphis..the y painted the name of the band on the back wall of the stage before they played the first note..great show!
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their full lengths were in alphabetical order
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PUNKS NOT RED!! 88
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classic old school punk !!!!! brings back some good memories !! and yes I liked and saw Anti Pasti in Boston ... was a great show !!
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krishjah
No Way! Crass and GBH was some great UK Punk!
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gay? who cares. punk is a complete open forum. you can be as loud, obscene and abrasive as you want. or not. that's all it is. punk is freedom for so many, gay, straight, into a bit of everything or a die hard fan. that's all punk is and that's how it survives. enjoy what you like but don't get pissed because others don't
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mtcanneries
wow! tic tock is a homo
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Punk has been and is a catch-all for those who don't like or fit in with the top 40 popular crowd crap. Surely there are some homosexuals but who cares.
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I lived it - I woun't say it had ties to queer. It was the concept of freaking the common folk out. None of my friends we gay punk types. Just go listen to the likes of SD, DOA out of Vancouver, Minor Threat and learn before you drunk type. Really back then that was more Thompson Twins, Duran, crap. who had that following.
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Check out the New York Dolls - punk and taking it up the poop shoot was cool - hell so was it with heavy metal Judas Priest likes using a microphone with hair on it - Queen enjoyed riding a bike with no seat - gay bars have more people in it - turn the stools upside down and you get 4 to a seat - and parking is always in the rear -
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rhall3101
Moo cow
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You obviously have not seen many pictures of anyone from the 1980's. EVERYONE dressed up like it was f**king All Hallows.
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Early punk had strong ties with queer culture. . .a lot of that kind of think was quite intentional. Learn your history.
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they do look gay, but at least when i look at them i know i'm not looking at a band that's going to write a theme album about a little girl fighting robots.
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honestly i've never really liked UK punk, ive always found the tonality rather bland, and the music very apethetic. I still have respect for bands like ramones and S.P. but its just kinda of hard to listen to music where voices are so uno-toned
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This brings back many fond memories. LOUD PROUD AND PUNK !!!! OI down the que, is it so,ANTI-PAST I !!!
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bromide01
Have you ever noticed that the early punk bands look kind of gay in their photos? I mean look at that photo up there? I don't know. Just observing.
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MY FRIENDS,WE TOURED TOGETHER OFTEN,IN THE 80'S...OLLIE (ANTI-PASTI)

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