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Time & Matter Records Proudly Present
T&M 023 - U.K. Subs - Summer 1977 Demo 7" Single
>>>>> PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD & UNRELEASED <<<<<
- FIRST EVER (KNOWN) U.K. SUBS STUDIO RECORDINGS
- MASTERED & PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED FROM AN OLD CASSETTE
- DUAL BLUE COLOURED VINYL
- LIMITED TO 500 HAND NUMBERED COPIES
- INCLUDES DELUXE INNER SLEEVE
- EXCLUSIVE LINER NOTES FROM THE ORIGINAL SUBS GUITARIST AND DRUMMER
***** RELEASE DATE - FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2016 AT 5:00PM BST *****
***** LINK TO OUR WEBSHOP HERE *****
It's here! T&M 023, and this really is the ultimate U.K. Subs rarest of rare recordings!
AN ESSENTIAL MUST-HAVE FOR ANY U.K. SUBS FANATIC AND/OR PUNK HISTORIAN
This amazing two track 7" single release boasts never before released tracks that have seldom been heard since they were recorded in the summer of 1977.
Featuring the original U.K. Subs line up of:
CHARLIE HARPER - vocals/harmonica, RICHARD ANDERSON - guitar,
STEVE SLACK - bass & ROB HARPER - drums...
...this was the demo that Nicky Garratt heard and "was impressed" by before deciding on joining the band in October 1977.
Featuring the Harper classic 'I Live In A Car' and a cover of John Presley's 'I Couldn't Be You', both of which would remain standards and popular favourites in the Subs' live set for the decades that followed, you will be amazed at how well formed these songs are, even in these very first studio recordings, made circa July/August 1977 at The Tooting Music Centre in London.
Taken from a "third generation cassette" that had been in the collection of Rob Harper, who prior to joining the U.K. Subs had been the drummer for The Clash during their infamous December 1976 'Anarchy In The U.K.' tour with the Sex Pistols, these incredibly rare Subs recordings have been brilliantly mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio and despite various drop-outs in the sound quality on such an old recording, especially taken from such a delicate format, they have been superbly and painstakingly restored to the highest quality possible for this historic recording and release.
In yet another amazing first for the Time & Matter team, this is the first time that Anderson has spoken or written about his time with the band.
U.K. SUBS - SUMMER 1977 DEMO.
Vocals & Harmonica: Charlie Harper
>>>>> TEST PRESSING TEASER LISTENS <<<<<
Later this year, to complement this release, Time & Matter Records will also be releasing the band's second demo (T&M 024) on a 7" single, which was also recorded in 1977, featuring exclusive new liner notes from Nicky Garratt.
4 July 2016 Update news story... CLICK HERE