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T&M U.K. SUBS NEWSFEED 2020...
18/02: Janus Stark Album - Yet Another Brilliant Review
15/02: Vive Le Rock Awards Gig - U.K. Subs Nominated
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10/02: Subs support slot for Bad Religion 40th anniversary tour
The Subs have been announced as the main support for Bad Religion's June 2020 40th anniversary tour, with the following dates...
05: Academy, Manchester, England
06: o2 Academy, Newcastle, England***
07: o2 Forum, Kentish Town, London, England
09: Rock City, Nottingham, England
10: o2 Academy, Bristol, England
***Subs fans may notice that Alvin's band the Disobedient Servants - which includes Jamie on drums are due to play on June 6th in Manchester when there's a show listed for the same day with the Subs in Newcastle above. However, Alvin and Jamie are due to play the North West Calling festival in Manchester in the afternoon and will then make the journey to Newcastle to perform at the o2 Academy that evening.
08/02: Charlie Harper Documentary in the making...
Eugene Butcher, editor of Vive Le Rock magazine has made a cryptic announcement on his Facebook feed that there is a documentary being made about Charlie, with an announcement coming later in the year...
Eugene's post reads: "Who said we are making a documentary on the greatest living punk rocker of all CHARLIE HARPER? Stay tuned 20/11/20"
Current dates are listed below, with more to follow...
28: Northern Guitars, Leeds, England
29: To be confirmed
30: Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter Racecourse, England
31: Formans Bar, Nottingham, England (sold out)
01/01: Happy new year from T&M
Time & Matter would like to wish all Subs fans, members and ex-members a happy new year, and thank you for your continued support...
Cheers - Mark & Rob
U.K. SUBS IN 1977
It's amazing what can turn up after so many years!
Early U.K. Subs drummer Steve J. Jones - who later returned to play on 1983s 'Flood of Lies' LP - sent in this amazing, previously unpublished photo of the Subs, just after Nicky Garratt had joined in early October 1977.
Steve had this to say about this stunning find!
"Here's a picture of the UK Subs from 1977 - playing the Western Counties pub in Paddington. Not sure if it's been published before. I've had a copy in my scrapbook since '77. I'm sure it was one of the first we played after Nicky Garratt joined. We played that particular pub a number of times - often with Rob Harper also in the band. I'm not sure if Rob is with us on this occasion and simply missing from the shot. I've no idea who took the picture..."
T&M contacted Nicky Garratt about the photo and he confirmed for us that the photo was taken on his "...first weekend with the Subs..."
U.K. SUBS - WESTERN COUNTIES PUB, PADDINGTON, LONDON OCTOBER 1977
Left to right: Steve Slack, Nicky Garratt, Charlie Harper, Steve J. Jones
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A MASSIVE THANKS FROM T&M TO STEVE J. JONES
FOR ALLOWING US TO PUBLISH THE PHOTO
STRICTLY no reproduction allowed without written permission of Steve J. Jones
Previous rare and unusual pictures can be found under the T & Misc. section to the right - click 'Homepage Picture Choice Archive...
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
"Among the many bands on the bill are some of the veterans of the punk/new wave explosion of the late 1970s including... ...the seemingly indestructible UK Subs. Still fronted by Charlie Harper, who first formed the band as an Elizabethan madrigal quartet sometime in the 1600s, UK Subs were one of the original punk bands from 1976 and are notable not least for the fact of having been through at least 35 drummers in their 35-year history."
Nick Horton - Dorset Echo - 12th August 2011
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