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  Time & Matter Records Proudly Present  

  T&M 024 - U.K. Subs - November 1977 Demo 7" Single  

 >>>>> PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON VINYL <<<<< 

  • THE SECOND 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
  • ADDITIONAL DOUBLE SIDED PHOTO INSERT
  • EXCLUSIVE NEWLY COMMISSIONED LINER NOTES FROM NICKY GARRATT

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PRE-ORDER FROM SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016 (17:00 BST)

SHIPPING FROM WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST 2016

Following on from T&M's recent release of the very first U.K. Subs demo recordings from summer 1977 (T&M 023), featuring the original band line-up, our next release is the band's second demo, which was recorded at YMC Studios in London on 21 November 1977.

AN ESSENTIAL MUST-HAVE FOR ANY U.K. SUBS FANATIC...

This superbly and lovingly designed four track 7" single sees these essential demo recordings officially released on vinyl for the very first time.
After an original 1977 demo tape was initially lent to T&M; by agreement the four tracks were firstly added as the bonus tracks on the Captain Oi! re-issue of 'Live Kicks' on CD, enabling a vinyl issue for Time & Matter Records, to complement the first summer 1977 demo 7" release.

Featuring the U.K. Subs line up that appeared on the (in)famous 'Live Kicks' LP recording:
CHARLIE HARPER - vocals/harmonica, NICKY GARRATT - guitar,
STEVE SLACK - bass & RORY LYONS - drums...

...Nicky Garratt "was impressed" when he heard the band's aforementioned original summer 1977 demo before deciding on joining the U.K. Subs in October 1977, and thus, by T&M putting these demos out on vinyl back-to-back, you can hear the progress the band made in such a short period of time between the two recordings and line-ups. These four 'classic' early Subs songs were intended for gig-getting purposes and copied on to home-made cassettes with covers giving Charlie's telephone numbers (pardon the pun!). You can read all the original cassette information and details, along with the history of how the cassette came into the hands of Dave Burdon, a massive Subs collector, on the inner sleeve, with the additional bonus of an insert also being included, featuring a previously unpublished 1977 U.K. Subs on stage at the Roxy Club in London photo from Nicky Garratt's own archive, as well as high quality photos of the original demo tape, taken by a professional photographer.

What more could a Subs vinyl junkie wish for?
 
This release is strictly limited to 500 hand numbered copies on 7" dual blue coloured vinyl, and is issued in a classy matt finished sleeve as well as an inner sleeve boasting exclusive newly commissioned liner notes from Nicky Garratt.
 
To match the artwork concept from the summer 1977 demo, utilising contemporaneous fonts, this new 7" single's striking artwork uses the font and colour scheme from the original November 1977 demo cassette, of which further fascinating details are included with the release.

U.K. SUBS - NOVEMBER 1977 DEMO.

Side 1: TELEPHONE NUMBERS / TOMORROWS GIRLS
Side 2: STRANGLEHOLD / DISEASE
 
U.K. Subs line-up on these recordings:
Vocals & Harmonica: Charlie Harper
Guitar: Nicky Garratt
Bass: Steve Slack
Drums: Rory Lyons
 

ON 31 JULY 2016 - DON'T DELAY VINYL COLLECTORS!

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Orders are limited to 3 copies per person. Any orders placed for more than 3 copies will have additional copies cancelled and refunded. Multiple orders from the same account will be treated in the same way.