ALPHABET CITY

THE UK SUBS A to Z
(Working Document) Inside page quote:

Come on girl let’s catch some rock ‘n’ roll, in Alphabet City.

Alphabet City so pretty at night. All night parties neon lights. Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.

Alphabet City is the place for me.

Alphabet City - carry me home….

 

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Is this your creation?

  

Introduction and/or Authors’ Notes
by Mark Chadderton & Robert Cook

 Acknowledgements

Nicky Garratt (whose ‘UK Subs – The early years’ is an indispensable read)

Charlie Harper (for giving the authors of this labour of (obsessive) love, so much pleasure over so many years!)

Paul Mileman (UK Subs Website webmaster)

Dave Burdon

Gaga (Graham)

Paul Taylor (for the loan of your Siouxsie paper collection!)

Ned Sonntag

 

Foreword by Charlie Harper or Nicky Garratt Notes On Using This Book Each alphabetical entry will be in bold & bigger font (14)
Normal text throughout is 12 Times New Roman.
 Named person – surname first, comma then Christian name. Date of birth & death to be included if known. ‘The’ in band names etc – not to be alphabeticalised under ‘T’, but the next letter, ie The Damned would go under ‘D’ and not ‘T’ Album release: *Another Kind Of Blues* (An album title should have a * on either side and be in bold.) Single release: ‘C.I.D’ Single (The single will be listed in italics and bold) Song title: ‘I Couldn’t Be You’ (A song title to be in italics and single quote marks.)

All album and song titles should have each word in their title capitalised.

Any cross-reference should in Bold. Key to abbreviations used in this book: 

AKOB(LP) / BNA(LP) / CC(LP) / DR(LP) / ES(LP) / FOL(LP) / GOU(LP) / HB(LP) / IA(LP) / JT(LP) / KT(LP) / LIP(LP) / MCF(LP) / NSR(LP) / O(LP) / PS(LP) / Q(LP) / R(LP) / SM(LP) / TW(LP) / U(LP) / VS(LP) / W? (LP) / X? (LP) / Y? (LP) / Z? (LP)

 Bibliography (To go at the end of the book) Books: Websites: 

http://www.uksubs.co.uk/

http://www.newredarchives.com/bands/uksubs/
http://www.everyhit.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/
http://www.sydbarrett.net/

http://www.uckg.org

http://www.straycats.com

http://www.essortment.com

http://www.stiff-records.com/docs/stiff_discography.xls

http://www.deviousnoise.com/

http://www.recordproduction.com

http://www.raezor.co.uk/index.htm

http://www.roir-usa.com/

http://www.beastiemania.com

http://www.capecodtoday.com/

http://lambiek.net/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/scarlet/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336460/bio

http://www.kevinbloodywilson.com/site/

http://www.davegoodman.co.uk/

http://www.robertburns.org/

http://www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2

http://maximumrocknroll.com/mainpage/index.html

http://www.bandworm.de/redunion/scab/brennan.htm

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=96853

  CD Booklets:

Another Kind Of Blues (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt & Mark Brennan

Brand New Age (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt & Mark Brennan

Crash Course (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt & Mark Brennan

Diminished Responsibility (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt & Mark Brennan

Endangered Species (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Mark Brennan

Flood Of Lies (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Mark Brennan

Huntington Beach (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Mark Brennan

A.W.O.L. (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt

Japan Today (Captain Oi) sleeve notes by Mark Brennan

Killing Time (New Red Archives) sleeve notes by Nicky Garratt

 Other Sources:

The Mark Chadderton UK Subs collection

The Rob Cook UK Subs collection

The Dave Burdon UK Subs collection

UK Subs Fan Club Newsletters by Joanne Slack

UK SUBS UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE – THE FANZINE by Paul Mileman

 

NEXT ENTRIES TO DO - WORKING BOX
 All info from record sleeves – producers and record labels. Place where recordings made AND ANY OTHER INFO ON SLEEVE Entries yet to research and insert:TRACK LISTINGS  - PLEASE CHECK!!!!!!!!!!
Band Members (to be added to each official LP release)
Record labelsReleased Emotions Records had a comp LP called Soft Lights & Loud GuitarsMarqueeMilan, Palalido (Dance & travel)Guns ‘n’ RosesKnoxThe Vibrators.The Velvet UndergroundUK Subs Tuck Shop / Demo Tapes cassetteUrban DogsCharlie Harper Solo ReleasesRev. Gary Davis writer of ‘Cocaine’http://jettisoundz.co.uk/Jettisoundz%20Diary.htmPinnacle100 ClubYuki YumiNico  Chart Placings top 40:

26 UK Subs Stranglehold Jun 1979  

28 UK Subs Tomorrow's Girls Sep 1979  

36 UK Subs She's Not There / Kicks EP Dec 1979  

30 UK Subs Warhead Mar 1980  

32 UK Subs Teenage May 1980  

37 UK Subs Party In Paris Oct 1980

PLUS LP’S Raw Material / Demonstration Tapes 1984 ???????? She’s not there radio sesh?CHECK ALL VINYL COPIES……. 

  

*Killing Time*:(Fall Out Records – Fall LP047 - UK) The band’s eighth studio album. Released in 1988 on clear and black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.Yellowman / 2.Motivator / 3.Lower East Side / 4.Drag Me Down / 5.Never Say You Won't / 6.Megalopolis / 7.Planet I / 8.Killing Time / 9.Holy Land / 10.American Motors / 11.Big Apple / 12.Killing With Kindness / 13.Nico

 

The LP came with a lyric inner sleeve and was also released in the UK, at the time, on cassette (Fall Out Records. Fall C047).

Charlie & Nicky first discussed the possibility of a ‘re-union’ LP for the classic ES(LP) line-up “in a Chinatown café, in the fall of 1986”, but it was nearly two years before these ‘plans’ came to fruition. Charlie was touring with Steve Roberts back in the Subs, and Alvin had some days off from his commitments as bassist in the Iggy Pop touring band. Roberts eventually dropped out after more dates to the Subs tour took its toll and Belvy K of Demolition Boy would eventually fill the drum stool for this LP, after being recommended to Garratt by New York bass player Matt Green. Ryk Oakley worked as engineer after he had worked with Nicky on albums by P.E.D & Crucial Youth. Between 22 and 28 July 1988 15 tracks were recorded at the Sonic Edge studio in New York, before the death of Nico inspired Charlie & Nicky to return to the studio to record their excellent tribute track that would close the LP.

 

Belvy K: A member of hardcore band Catatonics. Belvy went on to drum for Demolition Boy before being recommended to Nicky as a drummer for the KT(LP) recordings. Later bands included 7 Seconds and Libertine.

   Green, Matt: New York bass player who recommended Belvy K as a drummer for the recording sessions for the KT(LP). 

Oakley, Ryk: Worked as engineer on the KT(LP) having worked with Nicky previously on albums by P.E.D & Crucial Youth.

 

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Sonic Edge Studio: Recording studio in New York City where the KT(LP) was recorded in 1988.

                Chapter A: Another Kind Of Blues 

*A Farewell to the Roxy*: (Lightening Records - LIP2 – UK) This compilation LP was the UK Subs’ first appearance on vinyl. The UK Subs track listing is: 1.I Live In A Car & 2.Telephone Numbers. They were recorded on 31 December 1977 and the complete recording of their set later appeared as the *Live Kicks* LP.

 ‘After The War’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s FOL(LP). 

Ainsworth, Barry: Credited with being the engineer for the mobile studio on the ‘For Export Only’ 12” EP that came free with the CC(LP).

  ‘All Change For Hollywood’: This song was first released as the fourteenth track on the band’s HB(LP).  

‘All I Wanna Know’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). Later given the alternative title of ‘Does She Suck’ on the band’s IA(LP).

  ‘All The Kings Horses’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s HB(LP). 

Alwyn: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP), “for great sleeves”.

 ‘Ambition’: This song was first released as the fourth track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘American Motors’: This song was first released as the tenth track on the band’s KT(LP).  

Andrew: “of the Talent Resource Agency, New York.” Along with Marci, thanked on the band’s HB(LP) and also on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 ‘Angel’: This song was first released as the fourteenth and final track on the band’s JT(LP). 

Angelic Upstarts: Contemporary punk band to the Subs, who enjoyed commercial success with their ‘street punk’ in the late 70s and early 80s. Hugely popular and very influential. Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

 Annette in NY: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release. ‘Another Cuba’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s JT(LP).  

*Another Kind Of Blues*:(GEM Records - GEMLP 100 – UK) The band’s first studio album. Released in September 1979. Released on blue and black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.C.I.D / 2.I Couldn’t Be You / 3.I Live In A Car / 4.Tomorrows Girls / 5.Killer / 6.World War / 7.Rockers / 8.I.O.D. / 9.TV Blues / 10.Blues / 11.Lady Esquire / 12.All I Wanna Know / 13.Crash Course / 14.Young Criminals / 15.B.1.C. / 16.Disease / 17.Stranglehold.

Also released in the UK, at the time, on cassette. (Gem Records. GEMK 100.)

 

The album was recorded at Kingsway Studio, along the Strand in London. John McCoy produced the LP and the large majority of the songs were part of the (by now) finely honed live set. A few songs were put together for the LP whilst ‘Crash Course’ developed after a late night jam between the producer and Nicky.

 

Collectors’ Corner: Released with a blue coloured inner sleeve, featuring a collage of photos of the band on tour, on both sides. There are also two different coloured GEM labels, blue and green. Also look out for the colour of the bed featured on the back cover being either blue or white!

 

‘Another Typical City’:  This song was first released as the Subs’ twelfth single. The shorter version appeared on the 7” release and the extended version on the 12” release.

 

‘Another Typical City’ Single:(Scarlet/Fall Out Records – Fall 017 - UK) This was the band’s twelfth 7” single release, released in June 1983. Released on black vinyl. The b-side was ‘Still Life’. The single was also issued as a 12” (Scarlet/Fall Out Records – Fall 12017 - UK) at the time with an extended version of ‘Another Typical City’, as well as an additional track Veronique’, from the forthcoming FOL(LP).

The artwork for the sleeve was done by Knox from The Vibrators. 

Arne: Thanked on the credits that appeared on the band’s HB(LP) and also on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 ‘Auld Lang Syne’: This traditional Scottish song, made famous by Scottish poet Robert Burns, was first released as the fourth track on the band’s seventeenth single release, the 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. Translated literally, Auld Lang Syne means “old long since” and is adapted from a traditional Scottish folk tune. The basic words date to at least 1711, though some scholars say it was mentioned as early as 1677. Burns is credited with first publishing it, in the mid-1790s, and according to research smoothed out some of the verses and changed the melody. The song recalls the days gone by and says we will always remember them: “Should auld acquaintance be forgot?” The chorus replying: “For auld lang syne (for times gone by), we'll tak (drink) a cup o’ kindness yet.”  

*A.W.O.L*:(New Red Archives Records – NRA05 – USA) Compilation LP put together by Nicky Garratt. The title of this LP had originally been intended as the title of a ‘shelved’ EP around the time of the ES(LP). Released in 1987 on blue vinyl (with blue lettering on the sleeve) and also on black vinyl (with red lettering on the sleeve). The track listing is: 1.Self Destruct / 2.Ship Wrecked / 3.Enemy Awaits / 4.War Of The Roses / 5.Police State (part 1) / 6.New Barbarians / 7.Keep On Running / 8.Police State (part 2)

 

This release was basically the originally intended EP with the ‘Shake Up The City’ EP tracks in addition. Later CD versions of *A.W.O.L* have additional tracks added on.

  

Chapter B: Brand New Age

 ‘B.1.C.’:This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s first single ‘CI.D.’ It was then re-recorded whenreleased as the fifteenth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘Barbie’s Dead’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). Barrett, Syd (b.6.1.46 – 7.7.06): Singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist. He was a founding member of Pink Floyd. He left the group in 1968 and his song ‘No Man’s Land’ (which appeared on his first solo LP ‘The Madcap Laughs’ in 1970) inspired the music to the Subs song ‘Rat Race’. 

Bateman, Paul: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP for “photography”.

  ‘Between The Eyes’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s HB(LP). ‘Big Apple’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s KT(LP).  Big Frank: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release. Black, Juliet: One of the two UK Subs Tuck Shop staff who were credited on the band’s JT(LP).  ‘Blinding Stories’: This song was first released as the fifteenth and final track on the band’s HB(LP).  ‘Blues’: This song was originally called ‘Another Kind Of Blues’ when first aired on the band’s second John Peel Session in 1978. It was given this shorter title and a lyrical make over and first released as the tenth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘Bomb Factory’: This song was first released as the thirteenth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). 

Boswell, Paul: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP).

 

Bradford, Nick: Mixed and engineered the CC(LP) at Matrix Studios with Nicky.

 

*Brand New Age*:(GEM Records - GEMLP 106 – UK) The band’s second studio album. Released in April 1980. Released on clear and black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.You Can't Take It Anymore / 2.Brand New Age / 3.Public Servant / 4.Warhead / 5.Barbie's Dead / 6.Organised Crime / 7.Rat Race / 8.Emotional Blackmail / 9.Kicks / 10.Teenage / 11.Dirty Girls / 12.500 CC / 13.Bomb Factory / 14.Emotional Blackmail II

 

Also released in the UK, at the time, on cassette. (Gem Records. GEMK 106.)

 

The album was recorded at Underhill Studios in January 1980. Produced by Charlie & Nicky. Engineered by Laurie Dipple. The insert photos were taken by Paul Slattery apart from Pete Davies’ which was a self portrait. Charlie wrote a lot of the song lyrics during the mixing stage, as a lot of the songs were amended or written at this stage. Some of the songs were recorded in demo form first.

 

Collectors’ Corner: Released with a double page insert featuring all the lyrics as well as photographs of the band. Some of the clear vinyl copies were pressed with ‘a fault’ in the clear colour; in that there are either splodges of light brown on the vinyl or the full rim of the vinyl has a brown staining.

 ‘Brand New Age’: This ‘title song’ was first released as the second track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). Brennan, Mark: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. Brennan has written extensive sleeve notes for a variety of UK Subs CD releases. Brennan got into Punk after seeing the Sex Pistols on a late night UK TV show in late 1976. It changed his life and by mid 1979 he’d formed his first band, Malicious Damage, as their singer. Brennan then played bass for The Blackout who did really well on the live circuit in London between 1980-81. Brennan then joined leading Oi band The Business along with guitarist Steve Whale who was also in The Blackout, spending nearly ten years with the band. Brennan then set up Link Records along with Lol Pryor and they released nearly 200 albums and CDs in less than five years. They also helped re-establish Dojo Records but by late 1992 Brennan had had enough of the music industry and dealing with accountants and lawyers. He took a month off to consider his options and then set up the brilliant Captain Oi! Records, as a collectors label whilst also writing sleeve notes for other labels.  Bubbles: Along with Ralston, one of the two roadies thanked on the band’s HB(LP) and on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP). ‘The Bullshitter’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s HB(LP). Burns, Robert (1759-96): Famous Scottish poet who first published the poem/song ‘Auld Lang Syne’, which the Subs recorded a version of on their 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.   

Chapter C: Crash Course

 ‘Captain Scarlet’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s sixteenth single, the ‘Hey! Santa’ 12” EP release. It was the theme song to the famous TV puppet series, and the song was also released as the fourth track on the band’s JT(LP), which got released soon after the EP.  

Captain Scarlet: Immensely popular children’s (and adults!) TV show. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often referred to as simply Captain Scarlet, was a science fiction series produced by the Century 21 Productions Television company of Gerry Anderson, John Read, Reg Hill and Sylvia Anderson. It was first shown in the United Kingdom (originally on ATV Midlands, but later the whole of the UK) between September 1967 and May 1968. It used puppetry (Supermarionation) and scale model special effects. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons were Gerry Anderson’s follow-up to the stunningly successful Thunderbirds. The show followed the classic Anderson theme of a group of specialists saving the earth each week, but this time the baddies were really threatening. The invisible Mysterons could take over people and objects, using them for their own ends. Whether or not Captain Scarlet and Spectrum defeated them in the final episode is never made clear.

Gerry Anderson always felt that each of his shows should be unique, and wanted to make a more serious, lifelike adventure series. Although it was filmed in 'Supermarionation', the puppets' proportions were kept close to those of real people. Whilst they look much more realistic, it made them much more difficult to manipulate convincingly. The theme tune to the series, written by Barry Gray, was covered by the Subs and appeared as one of four tracks on the band’s sixteenth single, the ‘Hey! Santa’ 12” EP release.

   Charles Perez and Porky Pig Perez: This was one of the credits that appeared on the band’s HB(LP). Cherry Studios:London studio where the5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP was recorded.  

Chutch (Stephen Drury):Thanked on the insert that came with the band’s second studio BNA(LP) and alsoon the back cover of the CC(LP). Thanked again on the ES(LP).

 

‘C.I.D’:  This song was the Subs’ first single release, on City Records, later being re-released on Pinnacle Records. It also kicked off the band’s debut AKOB(LP), with that version being a re-recorded slower take.

 

‘C.I.D’ Single:(City Records - NIK 5 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ first 7” single release, released on 22 September 1978. Released on these coloured vinyls: dark green, olive green, orange, yellow, red, clear, blue, black. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘Live In A Car’ & ‘B.1.C.’ The initial pressing of 10,000 (according to the ads at the time) consisted of clear, yellow, green and blue vinyl, 2,500 of each colour.

Collectors’ Corner: The orange vinyl version was released with two different messages on the run out grooves, which were: “for stronger pain relief” / “keep away from children” and “a porky prime cut” / “this side up the side below”.

 

‘C.I.D’ Re-released Single:(Pinnacle Records - PIN 22 - UK) Re-release of the UK Subs’ first single. Released on black vinyl only and with the same sleeve, with replacement label details.

 ‘Cocaine’: Cover version.This old blues song, written by Rev. Gary Davis, was first released on the *Demonstration Tapes* LP. Eventually it was given a proper release as an Urban Dogs song. ‘Collision Cult’: This song was first released as the thirteenth and final track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). 

‘Combat Zone’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s seventeenth single release, the 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  ‘Comin’ Back’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s JT(LP).  

‘Confrontation’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). Later given the alternative title of ‘Confrontation Street’ on the band’s IA(LP).

 

‘Confrontation Street’: Alternative song title for ‘Confrontation’. Appeared under this title for the first time as the tenth track on the band’s IA(LP).

 Cooper, Jeff: One of the two UK Subs Tuck Shop staff who were credited on the band’s JT(LP).  Corson, Chris: Credited with taking the photos on the IA(LP). ‘Countdown’: This song was first released the band’s tenth single, and then appeared as the third track on the band’s ES(LP). 

‘Countdown’ Single:(Nems Records – NES 304 - UK) This was the band’s tenth 7” single release, released in January 1982. Released on black vinyl.

 

‘Crash Course’: This song was first released as the thirteenth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). The song’s inception came from a late night studio jam involving AKOB producer John McCoy playing drums and Nicky, with the band then recording the new track’s music the next morning. The song title was later used as the name of the band’s third official LP.

 

*Crash Course*:(GEM Records - GEMLP 111 – UK) The band’s third album was recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 30 May 1980 featuring the Davies, Garratt, Harper & Paul Slack line-up. Released on 13 September 1980, on both purple and black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.C.I.D / 2.I Couldn't Be You / 3.I Live In A Car /4.Tomorrows Girls / 5.Left For Dead / 6.Kicks / 7.Rat Race / 8.New York State Police / 9.Warhead / 10.Public Servant / 11.Telephone Numbers / 12.Organised Crime / 13.Rockers / 14.Brand New Age / 15.Dirty Girls / 16.The Same Thing / 17.Crash Course / 18.Teenage / 19.Killer / 20.Emotional Blackmail.

 

Also released in the UK, at the time, on cassette. (Gem Records. GEMK 111.)

 

This LP was released as a counter-reaction to Stiff Records issuing the *Live Kicks* Mail order only LP earlier in 1980, without the band’s permission. Due to Charlie’s drunken state during this live recording, some of the tracks had to be overdubbed in the studio. Whilst Nicky mixed the LP at Matrix Studios with Nick Bradford, Charlie occasionally played pool with the rockabilly band The Stray Cats. The Rainbow recording, according to Nicky, sounded empty due to the high ceiling and the way the mikes were hung, so a Lyceum Subs show recording with more depth of audience sound was added to the ‘Crash Course mix’. The cover photos were taken by Tony MacLean.

 

Collectors’ Corner: The initial issue of the LP came with a Free 4 track 12” EP entitled ‘For Export Only’, which was recorded at London’s Lyceum in July 1979. The EP has a proper sleeve and the track listing is: 1.I.O.D / 2.Lady Esquire / 3.Blues / Young Criminals.

 Croft, Ian: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. ‘Cycle Sluts From Hell’: This song was first released as the last track on the band’s seventeenth single release, the 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.  

The Cycle Sluts From Hell: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. It is unclear whether this is the all girl heavy metal band formed in 1986.

   Chapter D: Diminished Responsibility 

*Dance And Travel In The Robot Age*:(Black And White Records - ABC7833 – UK) Bootleg album. Released in 1980. Released on black vinyl only.

The track listing is: 1.You Can’t Take It Anymore / 2.Rat Race / 3.I Couldn’t Be You / 4.I Live In A Car / 5.Tomorrows Girls / 6.Telephone Numbers / 7.Kicks / 8.Warhead / 9.Public Servant / 10.C.I.D / 11.Rockers / 12.Organised Crime / 13.Brand New Age / 14.Killer / 15.Dirty Girls / 16.Stranglehold / 17.Emotional Blackmail

 

This bootleg was recorded live in Milan, Italy at Palalido on 16 February 1980. There were a number of different versions of the bootleg produced to drive the completist mad. The main release appears to have a full track listing as well as a 'Warhead' design label. However, there is also a version with blank dark green labels and no track listing. According to the UK Subs website, there is also one, which has white labels and an A4 sheet with the tracklist on.

 

Again, according to Paul Mileman, the band, so legend had it, were actually toying with the idea of calling their fourth official album Dance And Travel In The Robot Age, before opting to name it Diminished Responsibility.

 

*Danger U.K.Subs LIVE*:(Chaos Cassettes - LIVE 009 – UK) This was a cassette only release. Released in 1981. The track listing is: 1.Endangered Species / 2.C.I.D. / 3.I Couldn’t Be You / 4.I Live In A Car / 5.Tomorrows Girls / 6.Brand New Age / 7.Countdown / 8.Left For Dead / 9.Rockers / 10.Warhead / 11.Public Servant / 12.Time And Matter / 13.Crash Course / 14.I Robot / 15.Teenage / 16.Perfect Girl / 17.Party In Paris / 18. Emotional Blackmail / 19.C.I.D.

This was an official bootleg cassette, bearing a bright red skull on the cover with the legend: DANGER U.K. SUBS LIVE. The recording is, as stated on the cassette spine “Live At Gossips 28.9.81”, and the tape was issued in a limited edition of 4,000 copies, of which each had an individual stamp number. Gossips was a London club and this recording was very poor. Chaos Cassettes were formed with the intention of making bootlegs legal, and all royalties were paid directly to the bands in advance.

 Danny: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release. Dash, Captain: One of three roadies credited on the band’s JT(LP).  Dave: Thanked on the insert that came with the band’s second studio BNA(LP) and also on the back cover of the CC(LP). ‘DB’s’: This song was first released as the fourth track on the band’s FOL(LP). Dean:Thanked on the credits that appeared on the band’s HB(LP) and also on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP). ‘Death Row’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s HB(LP).  *Demonstration Tapes*:(Konnexion Records - KOMA7880005 – Belgium) A compilation album featuring demos and out-takes. Released in 1982 on black vinyl. The LP was then re-released as *Raw Material* in the UK. The track listing is: 1.Organised Crime / 2.Bomb Factory / 3.Dirty Girls / 4.Waiting For The Man / 5.Rat Race / 6.Teenage / 7.Warhead / 8.Sensitive Boys / 9.C.I.D / 10.Tomorrows Girls / 11.Left For Dead / 12.She’s Not There / 13.Kicks / 14.I Don't Need Your Love / 15.Limo Life / 16.Cocaine  Collectors’ Corner: This collection of songs was originally released on cassette through the UK Subs Tuck Shop.  Devilin, Reggie: One of three roadies credited on the band’s JT(LP). 

Dick: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP), for promoting the Subs in Holland. Also thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release.

 

*Diminished Responsibility*:(GEM Records - GEMLP112 – UK) The band’s third studio album. Released 13 February 1981 on red and black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.You Don't Belong / 2.So What / 3.Confrontation / 4.Fatal / 5.Time And Matter / 6.Violent City / 7.Too Tired / 8.Party In Paris / 9.Gangster / 10.Face The Machine / 11.New Order / 12.Just Another Jungle / 13.Collision Cult

 

According to legend, the original title of this LP was to be ‘Dance & Travel In The Robot Age’. There was an inner sleeve with this release, which contained all the lyrics as well as individual band photographs. Mike Leander (who was Gary Glitter’s producer) was chosen to produce this LP but he proved inadequate and unreliable, producing some very poor recordings and mixes. The band eventually agreed that Nicky should remix the LP with the Duke Of Montenegro. As a result, only two of Leander’s mixes appeared on the final release. All the tracks were written for the LPby the new line-up of Harper, Garratt, Gibbs & Roberts, with the exception of ‘Just Another Jungle’, which Nicky and Paul Slack had begun work on.

The startling illustrations which graced the LP were by Caroline Kalberer.

 

Also released in the UK, at the time, on cassette. (Gem Records. GEMK 112.)

 Dipple, Laurie:Engineered the band’s second studio BNA(LP) and third official CC(LP). ‘Dirt Boy’: This song was first released as the thirteenth track on the band’s HB(LP).  ‘Dirty Girls’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). ‘Disease’: This song was first released as the sixteenth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ÷ 8 x 5’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s ES(LP). 

‘Does She Suck’: Alternative song title for ‘All I Wanna Know’. Appeared under this title for the first time as the sixth track on the band’s IA(LP).

 Dominic: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. 

Donaghue, Paul: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

   ‘Down On The Farm’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s ES(LP). Alvin Gibbs came up with the musical draft for the recording sessions. Famously covered in ???? by the very popular rock band Guns ‘n’ Roses. ‘Drag Me Down’: This song was first released as the fourth track on the band’s KT(LP).  ‘Dress Code’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s FOL(LP). Dudley, Dave: Thanked on the sleeve of the FOL(LP). Chapter E: Endangered Species Eagle: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). 

Emma: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP), “at Tuck Shop”.

 

‘Emotional Blackmail’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). A version of this song had actually been recorded for the first time some 10 months earlier when it was one of the five tracks that aired as part of the band’s third and final John Peel Session in 1979.

According to Nicky’s sleeve notes to the *Punk Can Take It* CD this song was originally entitled ‘Shoot You Down’at the demo stage, having completely different lyrics.

 ‘Emotional Blackmail II’: This song was first released as the fourteenth and final track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). ‘Endangered Species’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s ES(LP). *Endangered Species*:(Nems Records – NEL6021 – UK) The band’s fourth studio album. Released on 19 March 1982. Released on black vinyl, coming with an insert with pictures and lyrics. The track listing is: 1.Endangered Species / 2.Living Dead / 3.Countdown / 4.Ambition / 5. Fear Of Girls / 6.Lie Down And Die / 7. Down On The Farm / 8.Sensitive Boys / 9. ÷ 8 x 5 / 10.Ice Age / 11.I Robot / 12.Flesh Wound Recorded at Jacobs studio, situated in Farnham, Surrey between August 1981 and September 1981, the album was put together during the day (in between swimming pool breaks), and fine tuned by Nicky & engineer Ken Thomas in the evening and night. It was mixed and produced by Nicky and engineered by Ken Thomas & Martin Haskell.  

According to Nicky, writing in 1998, “Endangered Species began to take shape early in 1981 with a few demos - I had persuaded Charlie that I should produce the next album after the disaster with “Diminished” and he agreed. I decided to split the album into two halves - the first more experimental (Which ended up as the second side) and the other side more traditional Subs sound. This venture into a new sound for us was not jumping on any bandwagon, it was more my frustration with punk beginning to sound all the same with a number of bands like GBH, Discharge and the Exploited becoming popular. I had total control, for better or worse. The title track was previously recorded as a demo with different lyric (‘Shoot You Down’). ‘Countdown’, ‘Sensitive Boys’, ‘÷8x5’ and ‘Ambition’ also existed as demos. Alvin Gibbs brought ‘Living Dead’ and the musical draft for ‘Down On The Farm’. He also wrote the two “bonus tracks” ‘Plan Of Action’ and ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’, which were both recorded at the same sessions. I documented the other songs, with the exception of ‘I Robot’ written by Charlie alone, on my Sony Walkman at home and then I showed the various parts to the band during rehearsals in the studio. After 5 weeks in the studio we ended up with the pinnacle of the bands opus - Endangered Species. The NEMS record label went out of business during the promotion of the album and certain; let’s say account abnormalities arose making the album somewhat hard to find for a time!”

 

‘Enemy Awaits’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s *A.W.O.L* compilation LP.

  Chapter F: Flood Of Lies ‘Face The Machine’: This song was first released as the tenth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). ‘Fall Of The Empire’: This song was first released as the b-side of the band’s seventh single, ‘Party In Paris’. 

‘Fascist Regime’:This song was first released as the opening track on side AA of the band’s seventeenth single release, the 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. The main riff for the song was taken from the Sex Pistols’ Holidays In The Sun, and the song is credited as being written by Dave Goodman.

  ‘Fatal’: This song was first released as the fourth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). ‘Fear Of Girls’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘Flesh Wound’: This song was first released as the twelfth and final track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘Flood Of Lies’: This song was first released as the opening and eponymous track on the band’s FOL(LP). *Flood Of Lies*:(Fall Out/Scarlet Records – Fall LP018/SIG3 - UK) The band’s fifth studio album. Released in October 1983. Released on black vinyl. The track listing is: 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  The first LP following the departure of Nicky. The LP was produced by Charlie, Captain Scarlet and Seamus O’Hooligan. Floyd, Jerry: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). He was a DJ, mainly working for the Marquee. 

For Export Only 12” EP: (GEM Records – GEMEP 1 – UK)The initial issue of the band’s third CC(LP) came with this free 4 track 12” EP. Recorded at London’s Lyceum on 15 July 1979. The EP has a proper sleeve and the track listing is: 1.I.O.D / 2.Lady Esquire / 3.Blues / Young Criminals.

Engineered by Barry Ainsworth for Mobile Studio 1. It was later mixed at Matrix Studio, engineered by Rick Whaley. Tape Op credited to Tom O’Leary, P.A by Supamusic.

 

Foster, Steve: One of two ‘Additional Musicians’ credited on the band’s JT(LP). Steve played Violin.

    

The Four Eyed Gink:who’s slaggy Mother kept phoning up and interrupting the session.” This was one of the credits that appeared on the band’s HB(LP). “No thanks” were also given on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

  Chapter G: Gross Out USA ‘Gangster’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). 

Gary B: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

 

Goodman, Dave (29.03.51 – 10.02.05): Famous punk producer, born in London. Started playing bass in teenage rhythm & blues bands. In 1967, he went professional with rock/soul band Orange Rainbow touring Britain & Europe extensively. During this time, he backed such legends as Ben E King & The Drifters, also supporting on the Four Seasons & Jackson 5 tours. In 1974, he stopped extensive touring and set up his own studios in a converted garage in his parents’ garden. Here, he honed his skills at music recording and production. Polecat was formed and Goodman started doing session work for many hit production teams. In Dave’s Studio, Polecat wrote and demoed an album and in 1975, landed a contract with DJM records. Dave also built a large PA system that he started hiring out when his own band were not gigging. He hired it to many up & coming pub-rock groups such as Kilburn & the High Roads & the Stranglers, before, in 1975, he hired his PA to the Sex Pistols for their first gig at the Nashville Pub. This gig was to be a turning point for Dave. The Sex Pistols hit it off with Goodman as they shared many musical influences. Goodman became responsible for their live sound at nearly all their gigs up until their secret tour in 1977. From mid 1976, Dave had been busy recording and producing them, initially with his own recording equipment set up in their Denmark Street rehearsal room, then later in various 8 & 16 track studios, his efforts resulting in the famous SPUNK bootleg which many viewed as the “Real Sex Pistols Album”. He landed a contract with EMI to produce them in several 24 track studios and recordings from these sessions became half of The Great Rock & Roll Swindle double album plus many b-sides and re-released compilations.

Goodman thus gained a reputation as a “Punk Producer” and started his own indie label, simply called The Label with his old friend Caruzo Fuller. They quickly signed up schoolboy punk band Eater, enjoying some early success. From mid 1977 onwards, Dave was rarely out of the studio and he soon notched up an impressive list of productions including Dave Goodman & Friends (featuring Cook & Jones of the Sex Pistols), The Vibrators, The Cash Pussies, The Maniacs, The Users, Chelsea & Angie Bowie. Over the next 25 years or so Dave produced another 100 or more albums plus many singles. He also made promo videos, did some acting, formed various bands, was commissioned to compose film music, ran solar powered stages at Glastonbury and other festivals, ran a label & built various studios. Right up to his untimely death in 2005, he resided on a tiny island in the Mediterranean where he produced music, wrote books, ran a studio & record company and played live with various bands. Goodman first became involved with the UK Subs when he produced the band’s 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP at Cherry Studios in London, in 1988. One of that EPs’ songs, ‘Fascist Regime’,featured a Sex Pistols riff and is credited as being written by Dave Goodman.   Gray, Barry (18.07.08 – 26.04.84): Composer of the theme song for the Captain Scarlet TV show, which the Subs covered on their sixteenth single, the ‘Hey! Santa’ 12” EP release. Also wrote the much loved TV themes for Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds.  Greg: Thanked on the insert that came with the band’s second studio BNA(LP) and also on the back cover of the CC(LP). 

*Gross Out USA*:(Fall Out Records – Fall LP031 – UK) The band’s second ‘official’ live album and seventh alphabetical LP release. Released on black vinyl in ????? 1984. The track listing is: 1.Intro / 2.Emotional Blackmail / 3.New Barbarians / 4.In The Wild / 5.Veronique / 6.Flood Of Lies / 7.Warhead / 8.Limo Life / 9.Disease / 10.Violent Revolution / 11.Soldiers Of Fortune / 12.Ice Age / 13.Dress Code / 14.Telephone Numbers / 15.Stranglehold / 16.You Don't Belong / 17.Party In Paris.

 

The sleeve boasts that the LP was “recorded absolutely live in chicago, as a souvenir of the subs usa tour of 1984. u.k. subs on this recording were pete davis (drums), captain scarlett (guitar), tezz roberts (bass) + charlie harper (vocals).”

The set list contained two Urban Dogs songs, ‘New Barbarians’ & ‘Limo Life’, the first of which was appearing on a Subs record for the first time.

 

Collectors’ Corner: Released with two different (reverse) colour sleeves. One is a pink cover containing green lettering, whilst the other has a green cover but with pink lettering!

 Chapter H: Huntington Beach 

Harris, Lloyd: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP with Revolver.

  ‘The Harper’: This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s fifth single, ‘Warhead’. 

Haskell, Martin:  With Ken Thomas, he engineered the band’s ES(LP) at Jacob Studios in 1981.

 Hayward, Michelle: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release. 

‘Hey! Santa’: This song was first released as the eponymous track of that four track 12” EP release. It is a cover version of a song called ‘Hey Santa Claus’ by Australian comic singer songwriter Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson. The song was then released as the tenth track on the band’s JT(LP), which came out soon after the EP.

   

‘Hey Santa’ 12” Single:(Fall Out Records – Fall 12 044 - UK) This was the band’s sixteenth single release, although it was not actually released on 7”, only 12”. Released in December 1987 on black vinyl.

 

The 4 track EPs lead song, ‘Hey! Santa’ was a cover version of a song (Hey Santa Claus) by Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson. The second track on the a-side was ‘Captain Scarlet’, another cover, being the eponymous ‘theme-tune’ (written by Barry Gray (attributed wrongly to ‘Barry Green’ on the label), of the children’s TV puppet show. The two track b-side kicked off with ‘Thunderbird’, a traditional song, arranged by Charlie and ‘Street Legal’, both of which were to appear on this line-up’s next release, the JT(LP). It is interesting to note the inclusion of ‘Thunderbird’ with ‘Captain Scarlet’ on this release. Did covering one of these song titles give inspiration to thinking of the other; both being closely associated with the famous Gerry Anderson TV puppet series’.

The EP was actually re-released by Fall Out a year later where it was given the accolade of ‘Single of the Week’ in the New Musical Express, in which the reviewer commented that it was “the Christmas record to end all Christmas records, this little cracker is the sort of truly disgusting meat headed Punk Rock record that sadly doesn’t get made anymore… Charlie Harper’s merry men aren’t the sort of people you’d want to share your mulled cider with but every truly first rate Punk band deserves at least one moment of glory and this moment belongs to the U.K. Subs. Lord knows they’ve earned it.”

 Hey Santa Claus: Title of a song by Australian comic singer songwriter Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson, covered by the Subs as ‘Hey! Santa’. ‘Holy Land’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s KT(LP).   Howard, Henley: Thanked on the sleeve of the FOL(LP). ‘Huntington’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s HB(LP). 

*Huntington Beach*:(RFB Records – RFBLP1 - UK) The band’s sixth studio album. Released on black vinyl in ????? 1986. The track listing is: 1.Rock 'N' Roll Savage / 2.Between The Eyes / 3.Suicide Taxi / 4.Party Animal / 5.The Unknown / 6.Miss Teenage USA / 7.Huntington / 8.All the Kings Horses / 9.Juke Box / 10.SK8 Tough / 11.Death Row / 12.The Bullshitter / 13.Dirt Boy / 14.All Change For Hollywood / 15.Blinding Stories.

 

This LP was produced by Brian Robson and recorded and mixed at Raezor Recording in Wandsworth.

 Chapter I: In Action 

Ian: “At Raezor”.Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 ‘Ice Age’:This song was first released as the second track on the a-side of the EP version of the band’s ninth single ‘Keep On Running (til you burn)’.It was then re-recorded whenreleased as the tenth track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘I Couldn’t Be You’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘I Don’t Need Your Love’: This song was first recorded for the band’s ES(LP). However, it was never used but later appeared on the *Demonstration Tapes* releases and then as a bonus track on the CD releases of the ES(LP). ‘I Live In A Car’: This (slower re-recorded) version of the song originally entitled ‘Live In A Car’, from the band’s first single ‘C.I.D.’, was first released as the third track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). 

‘Illegal 15’This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s unofficial album *Live Kicks*. It was never properly recorded in the studio however.

 

*In Action (Tenth Anniversary)*:(RFB Records – RFBLP2 - UK) The band’s third ‘official’ live album and ninth alphabetical LP release. Released in ????? 1986 as a double LP. 8 tracks per side. Released on black vinyl and green. The track listing is: 1.Emotional Blackmail / 2.Endangered Species / 3.Fear of Girls / 4.New York State Police / 5.Rock 'N' Roll Savage / 6.Does She Suck / 7.Organised Crime / 8.B.1.C / 9.You Don't Belong / 10.Confrontation Street / 11.Barbie’s Dead / 12.Keep On Running / 13.Warhead / 14.Police State / 15.Teenage / 16.Telephone Numbers / 17.I Couldn't Be You / 18.I Live In a Car / 19.Party In Paris / 20.Crash Course / 21.Blues / 22.Killer / 23.Rat Race / 24.Young Criminals / 25.Left For Dead / 26.Rockers / 27.Between the Eyes / 28.Sk8 Tough / 29.C.I.D / 30.Tomorrows Girls / 31.Stranglehold / 32.New Barbarians

 

Recorded on tour during 1985. The original recordings were engineered by Brian Robson. They were remixed and produced by Roger Wake for RFB recordings. The LP marked “ten years on the road for UK Subs”.

 

‘Interview With Yuki Yumi’: This track was first released, untitled and uncredited, just before the last track on side 1 of the band’s JT(LP), it was only on later CD versions of the LP that the track was credited under this title, as the seventh track.

   ‘I.O.D.’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’: This cover version of a Velvet Underground song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s fifth single, ‘Warhead’. ‘In The Red’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s FOL(LP). ‘In The Wild’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s FOL(LP). ‘I Robot’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s ES(LP). 

Chapter J: Japan Today

 

Jacko at Tape 1: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 

Jacobs studio: Located at Ridgway House in Runwick Lane, Farnham, Surrey. The band recorded the ES(LP) here in 1981, over the two months of August & September. Jacobs Studios relocated to Cornwall in 2007.

 ‘Japan Inc.’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s JT(LP). 

*Japan Today*:(Fall Out Records – Fall LP045 - UK) The band’s seventh studio album, released in 1987 on black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.Another Cuba / 2.Punk Rap / 3.Streets On Fire / 4.Captain Scarlet / 5.Sex Object / 6.Japan Inc. / 7.Warzone / 8.Thunderbird / 9.Comin’ Back / 10.Hey! Santa / 11.Skate Board Billy / 12.Surf Bastard / 13.Street Legal / 14.Angel.

 

There were no studio credits given for this release, only special thanks given to the three roadies: Captain Dash, Clive Malett and Reggie Devilin, and two Tuck Shop staff: Juliet Black & Jeff Cooper. Two ‘Additional Musicians’ were also credited on this LP: Rebecca Kempson for keyboards and Steve Foster for Violin.

Later CD versions of the LP credited the track ‘Interview With Yuki Yumi’ coming before the last track on side 1 ‘Warzone’. According to Mark Brennan’s sleeve notes to the CD release, the album came out in “early 1988” although the LP states copyright 1987.

   ‘Juke Box’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s HB(LP).  Julian: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). ‘Just Another Jungle’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). Chapter K: Killing Time Kalberer, Caroline: Illustrated the band’s DR(LP). 

‘Keep On Running (til you burn)’: This song was first released as the band’s ninth single.

 

‘Keep On Running (til you burn)’ Single:(Gem Records – GEMS 45 - UK) This was the band’s ninth 7” single release, released in April 1981. Released on blue vinyl. The b-side had one track on it: ‘Perfect Girl’.

 ‘Keep On Running (til you burn)’ EP Single:(Gem Records – GEMEP 45 - UK) This was an ‘extended play’ of the band’s ninth 7” single release, released on ???? 1981. Released on black vinyl. The cover was the same as the initial release with an added ‘EP version with 2 free tracks’ box to the right. The second track on the a-side was ‘Ice Age’ and the b-side featured ‘Perfect Girl’ and the fan club French language recording of ‘Party In Paris’. 

Kempson, Rebecca: One of two ‘Additional Musicians’ credited on the band’s JT(LP). Rebecca played Keyboards.

 

Kev: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

   

‘Kicks’:  This song was first released on the a-side and as one of four tracks on the band’s fourth single, the ‘She’s Not There’ EP. It then also appeared, re-recorded, as the ninth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP).

 ‘Killer’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘Killing Time’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s KT(LP).  ‘Killing With Kindness’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s KT(LP).  

Kingsway Studio:  Situated along the Strand in London, the band’s debut AKOB(LP) was recorded here.

 

Kirlis, Kris: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

Chapter L: Live In Paris

 ‘Lady Esquire’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). Leander, Mike (b.30.6.41 – 18.4.96): Made his name as an arranger and record producer for Decca Records during the 1960s. Worked with such artists as Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, The Small Faces, Van Morrison & Roy Orbison. Leander is best known as co-writer and producer for Gary Glitter throughout the 1970s.Produced the band’s DR(LP). 

‘Left For Dead’:  This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s sixth single ‘Teenage’.

 

*Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86*:(Roir Cassettes – ROIR-A 142 – USA) The band’s second official live ‘cassette only’ release. Released in 1986. The track listing is: 1.C.I.D / 2.Emotional Blackmail / 3Endangered Species / 4.Fear of Girls / 5.Rock & Roll Savage / 6.Sk8 Tough / 7.New York State Police / 8.Does She Suck / 9.Limo Life / 10.Confrontation Street / 11.Warhead / 12.Police State / 13.Teenage / 14.I Couldn't Be You / 15.I Live in a Car / 16.Blues / 17.Telephone Numbers / 18.Left for Dead / 19.Rockers / 20.Stranglehold / 21.New Barbarians / 22.Tomorrows Girls / 23.Between the Eyes

 

“Handsomely packaged” tape release by the New York based ROIR cassette label. The sleeve boasts: “23 Songs! 60 minutes! Not available on vinyl!” The full colour cartoon cover and coloured lettering spine was drawn by Ned Sonntag. The recording was done on a 24 track, live in Holland in 1986. Produced and engineered by Roger Wake. The excellent, insightful and lengthy ‘liner notes’ were written by Jack Rabid.

 

‘Lie Down And Die’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s ES(LP). Nicky has said that “the interesting ending of ‘Lie Down And Die’ was the result of trying to choose between three different endings - we ended up using them all!”

 

‘Limo Life’: This song was first released on the *Demonstration Tapes* LP. Eventually it was given a proper release as an Urban Dogs song. Its first ‘official’ appearance on a Subs record was its inclusion as the eighth track on the band’sseventh alphabetical released GOU(LP).

 

‘Live In A Car’:  This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s first single ‘CI.D.’ When a different (slower) version appeared on the bands debut album ‘Another Kind Of Blues’ it had a slightly different title of ‘I Live In A Car’.

 

‘Live In Holland’ EP Single:(RFB Records – RFB SIN 1 - UK) This was the band’s fifteenth single release, on 7”, released in March 1986 on red vinyl.

The a-side featured ‘Stranglehold’ & ‘New Barbarians’, whilst the b-side had ‘Tomorrow’s Girls’ & ‘Between the Eyes’. The tracks were lifted from the *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only album release. These four tracks were in fact the last four of 23 featured on that release.

  

*Live In London *: This LP was an Australian release. (Avenue Records – L37295 - 1980) Avenue was an off shoot of Festival Records. One side is the *Live Kicks* recording, minus the Stranglehold encore. The other is a compilation of the *A Farewell to the Roxy* album. The cover features caricatures of the Harper, Garratt, Davies, Paul Slack line up. The front cover writing states: U.K. Subs Recorded Live In London Supported In Concert By The Jets / XLS / The Streets / Plastix / The Bears / Open Sore / The Crabs.

 *Live Kicks*: (Stiff Records - MAIL 1 - UK) Live LP released by Mail Order only in March 1980 without the band’s permission. Released on black vinyl only. The track listing is: 1.B.1.C / 2.I Couldn't Be You / 3.I Live In A Car / 4.Tomorrows Girls / 5.Stranglehold / 6.Illegal 15 / 7.C.I.D / 8.No Rules (Victim) / 9.Lady Esquire / 10.Telephone Numbers / 11.World War / 12.Disease / 13.Stranglehold (encore) This gig was recorded on 31 December 1977 at The Roxy Club in London. The line up on the recording was Steve Slack - bass, Rory Lyons - drums, Charlie Harper - vocals and Nicky Garratt - guitar. Despite this, the LP cover featured the then current line up of Harper, Garratt, Davies & Paul Slack, much to the band’s despair, especially as Stiff records had passed on the Subs in the summer of 1977. Subsequently, the band signed to GEM (an RCA distributed company) and Stiff Records bought the masters from Sparta Florida publishing (who had to be sued in the 1990s by the band for non payment of royalties), trying to “cash in” on the band’s current success in 1980. ‘Living Dead’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘Lower East Side’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s KT(LP).  Lurie: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release. 

Lyceum Theatre, London:The free 4 track 12” EP that came with band’s third CC(LP) - entitled ‘For Export Only’, was recorded here in July 1979. The Lyceum Theatre is now a 2,000-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand. The present building was designed by Samuel Beazley and opened on July 14, 1834. The building was unique in that it had a balcony overhanging the circle. In 1945, Mecca Ballrooms acquired the lease and today’s ‘raked auditorium’ was then a large dance floor that witnessed TV specials and rock concerts galore, including many by the UK Subs. Nicky has noted that a Lyceum Subs show recording that had more depth of audience sound, was added to the ‘Crash Course mix’ to enhanced the audience sound of that release.

 Chapter M: Mad Cow Fever MacLean, Tony: Took the cover photos on the band’s third CC(LP). ‘Magic’ EP 12” Single:(Fall Out Records – Fall 12024 - UK) This was the band’s thirteenth single release, although it was not actually released on 7”, only 12”. Released on black vinyl in ???? 1984. Side 1 had two songs: The Spell’ & ‘Private Army’ whilst Side 2 also contained a couple of tracks: ‘Multiple Minds’ & ‘Primary Strength’. 

Malett, Clive: One of three roadies credited on the band’s JT(LP).

  Marci: “of the Talent Resource Agency, New York.” Along with Andrew, thanked on the band’s HB(LP) and also on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP). 

Matrix Studios: Nicky mixed the CC(LP) here with Nick Bradford. The ‘For Export Only’ 12” EP that came free with it, was mixed here too.

 

Mattey of Croydon: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP “for the cover.”

  Maximum Rock ‘n Roll: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. MRR is a widely distributed and hugely influential monthly fanzine dedicated to supporting the underground punk rock scene. Started in 1977 as a punk rock radio show - the show became hugely successful in the underground, and eventually was broadcast from stations across the U.S. and abroad. Maximumrocknroll, in its fanzine form, first appeared in 1982 as the newsprint booklet in Not So Quiet On the Western Front, a compilation LP released on then-Dead Kennedys’ label Alternative Tentacles. It remains essential Punk Rock reading!   

McCoy, John: Produced the band’s debut AKOB(LP). He was the bass player with ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan’s band Gillan. Ian Gillan owned the studio where AKOB(LP) was recorded, and McCoy was selected after producing Samson (a metal band), who were managed by the same company as the Subs. McCoy had a late night jam, (where he played drums) with Nicky during the recording of AKOB, which led to the inception of the track ‘Crash Course’.

 ‘Megalopolis’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s KT(LP).  Mick: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). 

Mike: Along with Trevor at Pinnacle, thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 Mike the lights: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). ‘Miss Teenage USA’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s HB(LP).  Moncur, J.C: Thanked on the sleeve of the FOL(LP). Monique: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release, as “The Phoenix Spunker”. Montenegro, The Duke Of: Engineered the band’s DR(LP). 

‘Motivator’ 12” Single:(Released Emotions Records – REM FOUR - UK) This was the band’s seventeenth single release, although it was not actually released on 7”, only 12”. Released on 23 December 1988 on black vinyl. Side A had two tracks: ‘Motivator’ & ‘Combat Zone’ whilst Side AA had three: ‘Fascist Regime’, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ & ‘Cycle Sluts From Hell’

The title track ‘Motivator’ is called ‘The Motivator’ on the label only. The EP was recorded at Cherry Studios in London and produced by Dave Goodman.

The following were thanked on the sleeve: Ade Oakley, Paul Bateman for photography, Mattey of Croydon for the cover, Paul Donaghue, Kris Kirlis, The Cycle Sluts From Hell, Steve Toxun, Tommy Stupid, Dominic, Steve L, Kev, Mark Brennan, Lawrence Prior, The Angelic Upstarts, Lloyd Harris/Revolver, Nic Toczek, Maximum Rock ‘n Roll, Paddy at A-Z Music Services, Gary B, Ian Croft, Zildjan for Cymbals, Shigaku Exports.

 

‘Motivator’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s KT(LP), and then, in a re-recorded version, as the eponymous lead track on the band’s seventeenth single release, the 5-track ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

‘Multiple Minds’: This song was first released as the first track on the b-side of the band’s thirteenth single, the four track 12” ‘Magic’ EP.

 

Chapter N: Normal Service Resumed

 

Nanda: “and the puddings Russell and Rupert at the 100 Club”. Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 ‘Never Say You Won't’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s KT(LP).  ‘New Barbarians’: This song was first released as a Subs song as the third track on the band’sseventh alphabetical released GOU(LP).It had previously been issued by Charlie as an Urban Dogs song.  ‘New Order’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). 

‘New York State Police’:  This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s sixth single ‘Teenage’.

 

‘Nico’: This song was first released as the thirteenth and final track on the band’s KT(LP).

  

‘No Man’s Land’This was a Syd Barrett song from his first solo LP ‘The Madcap Laughs’, that inspired the music to the Subs song ‘Rat Race’.

 

‘No Rules’This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s unofficial album *Live Kicks*. The song was later re-worked, with a complete set of new lyrics, into a new song called ‘Victim’.

 Chapter O: Occupied 

Oakley, Ade: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

Oddball: Credited on the band’s DR(LP). As Chief Inspector Ball!

 O’Hooligan, Seamus: Credited as producer, along with Charlie and Captain Scarlet of the band’s FOL(LP). 

O’Leary, Tom: Credited with being the ‘Tape Op’ on the ‘For Export Only’ 12” EP that came free with the CC(LP).

  ‘Organised Crime’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). Chapter P: Peel Sessions 

Paddy at A-Z Music Services: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  ‘Party Animal’: This song was first released as the fourth track on the band’s HB(LP). 

‘Party In Paris’: This song was first released as the band’s seventh single. It was also included as the eighth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP).

 

‘Party In Paris’ Single:  (GEM Records - GEMS 42 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ seventh 7” single release, released on Friday 17 October 1980. It was issued on both orange and black vinyl. The b-side had one track on it: ‘Fall Of The Empire’.

 

‘Party In Paris (In French)’ Single:  (Ramkup Records - CAC 002 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ eighth 7” single release, released in 1981 available to Fan Club members only. It was issued with a plain sleeve, on black vinyl and had no b-side.

Limited to 500 copies, this was a real treat to hear Mr Harper warbling in another language. It was later included as the fourth track on the ‘Keep On Running (Til You Burn) EP’.

 

‘Perfect Girl’:This song was first released as the b-side of the band’s ninth single ‘Keep On Running (til you burn)’

 ‘Planet I’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s KT(LP).  ‘Plan Of Action’:This song was first released as the b-side of the band’s tenth single ‘Countdown’. 

‘Police State’:This song was first released as the opening track (of two) on the b-side of the band’s eleventh single release, the ‘Shake Up The City’ EP.

 

‘Primary Strength’: This song was first released as the last track (on the b-side) of the band’s thirteenth single, the four track 12” ‘Magic’ EP.

 

Prior, Lawrence: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. Possibly Lol Pryor, who was the manager of The Business. See entry on Mark Brennan.

  

‘Private Army’: This song was first released as the second track (on the a-side) of the band’s thirteenth single, the four track 12” ‘Magic’ EP.

 ‘Public Servant’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). ‘Punk Rap’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s JT(LP).  Chapter Q: Quintessentials Chapter R: Riot Rabid, Jack: Wrote the superb ‘liner notes’ for the cassette only *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* release. Rabid was in a band called Even Worse. He also booked the Beastie Boys their first paying gig. Even Worse and the Beastie Boys both appeared together on the New York Thrash compilation which ROIR released in 1982. Rabid, from 1988 to 1994 played drums in Springhouse. Rabid has also maintained success as the driving force behind the music magazine The Big Takeover, both in print as well as online, providing readers with alternative coverage to that of more commercial magazines. Raezor Recording: Recording studio, established in 1985, located in Wandsworth, London SW, where the band recorded and mixed their sixth studio album HB(LP).  

The Rainbow Theatre, London: Famous old music venue, in Finsbury Park, where the third official CC(LP) was recorded on 30 May 1980. In 1996, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG - formed in 1977, in Brazil) acquired the derelict Rainbow Theatre. Initially no heat or light was available in the building, but that did not deter the growing congregation from attending daily services. The UCKG then embarked on a major renovation programme and associated fund-raising (to amass more than £1 million) to restore the Grade II listed 1930s cinema to its former glory.

 Ralston: Along with Bubbles, one of the two roadies thanked on the band’s HB(LP) and on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP). 

‘Rat Race’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). The music to this track was inspired by a Syd Barrett song called ‘No Man’s Land’.

 *Raw Material*:(Killerwatt Records – KILP2001 – UK) This is the *Demonstration Tapes* LP re-packaged and re-released. Released in 1986 on black vinyl. The track listing is: 1.Organised Crime / 2.Bomb Factory / 3.Dirty Girls / 4.Waiting For The Man / 5.Rat Race / 6.Teenage / 7.Warhead / 8.Sensitive Boys / 9.C.I.D / 10.Tomorrows Girls / 11.Left For Dead / 12.She’s Not There / 13.Kicks / 14.I Don't Need Your Love / 15.Limo Life / 16.Cocaine.  * Recorded 1979 - 1981*:(Abstract Records - AABT 300 – UK) The band’s first official compilation LP, but not included in the official alphabetical sequence. Released in 1982. Released on blue and black vinyl, the blue vinyl version was a limited edition of 5,000. The track listing is: 1.Emotional Blackmail / 2.Too Tired / 3.Scum Of The Earth / 4.I Live In A Car / 5.Kicks / 6.Warhead / 7.Left For Dead / 8.B.1.C / 9.Telephone Numbers / 10.Public Servant / 11.Keep On Running ('Til You Burn) / 12.Tomorrows Girls / 13.Time & Matter / 14.C.I.D / 15.Party In Paris / 16.Ice Age / 17.Stranglehold / 18.Teenage / 19.New York State Police Collectors’ Corner: The initial run of this LP included a free UK Subs white card stencil. ‘Revenge Of The Jelly Devils’: This song was first released as the tenth track on the band’s FOL(LP). Robson, Brian: Credited with producing the band’s HB(LP), also thanked on the HB(LP) sleeve notes “for cleaning up the tape.” Also credited on the IA(LP) as engineering the original recordings for that LP. 

‘Rockers’: This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s second single ‘Stranglehold’. It was then re-recorded (with different lyrics) and appeared as the seventh song on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). The song was originally called ‘Totters’ when first aired on the band’s second John Peel Session in 1978, with that earlier version having different lyrics and chorus.

 ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Savage’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s HB(LP). 

ROIR Records:  Released the cassette only *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* in 1986.Founded by Neil Cooper as a cassette-only label. Reach Out International Records, was better known as ROIR (pronounced ROAR!)

 

Ron: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 

The Roxy Club, London: Legendary Punk venue initiated by promoter Andy Czezowski. The main entrance was on street level where you would walk into a small bar and seated area. Downstairs there was a small stage, bar and dance floor. In December 1976, Czezowski organised three gigs at the Roxy. The first, on 14 December, was Generation X, a band Czezowski managed. The second on the following night was The Heartbreakers. The third, on 21 December, featured Siouxsie & the Banshees and Generation X. However, it was The Clash and the Heartbreakers that headlined the official gala opening on January 1, 1977.

In 1977 Harvest Records released the album ‘Live at the Roxy WC2’, featuring some of the regular acts who performed there that made the top 20 in the UK. A further live album was released in May 1978 which featured the UK Subs’ first appearance on vinyl, *A Farewell to the Roxy*. 

Rupert: “at the 100 Club”. Along with fellow ‘pudding’ Russell, thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 

Russell: “at the 100 Club”. Along with fellow ‘pudding’ Rupert, thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 

Ryan, Eddie: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 Chapter S: Sub Mission ‘The Same Thing’:  This song was first released on the b-side, and as one of four tracks on the band’s fourth single, the ‘She’s Not There’ EP. 

‘Scum Of The Earth’:This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s third single ‘Tomorrows Girls’.

 ‘Seas’: This song was first released as the twelfth and final track on the band’s FOL(LP). 

‘Self Destruct’:This song was first released as the lead track of three on the band’s eleventh single release, the ‘Shake Up The City’ EP.

 

Sensible, Captain (b.24.4.54): Real name Raymond Burns. Founding member of the legendary punk band The Damned. Credited with playing keyboards on the band’s DR(LP).

 ‘Sensitive Boys’: This song was first released as the eighth track on the band’s ES(LP). ‘Sex Object’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s JT(LP). 

‘Shake Up The City’ EP Single:(Abstract Records – ABS 012 - UK) This was the band’s eleventh 7” single release, released in October 1982. Released on red and black vinyl. The a-side was ‘Self Destruct’ and the b-side had two tracks: ‘Police State’ & ‘War Of The Roses’.

 

‘She’s Not There’: This song originally by The Zombies, was first released as the title track of the band’s fourth single.

 

‘She’s Not There EP’ Single:(GEM Records - GEMS 14 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ fourth 7” single release, released in November 1979, as a four track EP. It was issued on both green and black vinyl. The EPs lead song, ‘She’s Not There’ was an old track by The Zombies, which they had started to play at soundchecks. Paul Slack sang lead vocals on the track. The second track on the a-side was ‘Kicks’ and the b-side had two tracks on it as well: ‘Victim’ & ‘The Same Thing’. This release was also the only official release between the band’s first and second LPs.

 

Shigaku Exports: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

‘Ship Wrecked’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s *A.W.O.L* compilation LP.

  

‘Shoot You Down’: This was the original title, at the demo stage, of the song ‘Emotional Blackmail’. The demo has completely different lyrics. Nicky has also stated that the song ‘Endangered Species’ was also initially called ‘Shoot You Down’.

 ‘Skate Board Billy’: This song was first released as the eleventh track on the band’s JT(LP).  ‘SK8 Tough’: This song was first released as the tenth track on the band’s HB(LP).  Slattery, Paul:Took the insert photos, that appeared with the band’s second studio BNA(LP). ‘Soldiers Of Fortune’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s FOL(LP). Sonntag, Ned (b.17.7.51): Renowned artist who drew the full colour cartoon cover and coloured lettering spine for the cassette only *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* in 1986. Ned Sonntag studied animation at the Pratt Institute in New York, where he graduated in 1973. He was involved with the underground comix scene, and contributed to the newspaper The New York Ace, and comic books Occult Laff-Parade and Young Lust. In 1975 his science-fiction strip 'Glittering Skyline of Marsport' was serialized in Creative Computing Magazine and a year later he started working for Marvel Comics. There he worked on several comics such as 'Howard the Duck' and 'Savage Sword of Conan!' At the same time, Sonntag made illustrations and cover art. In 1985, he was employed as the primary artist on 'Betty Boop' by King Features Syndicate Licensing Department. He moved to Chatham, MA with his wife Katy in 1997, still illustrating and painting for several magazines and even theatre companies. In 1999, he started studying Photoshop and Webdesign to bring his art and animation skills to the Web. Sonntag lives and works on Cape Cod. Sonntag today considers himself a "Subculture-Pop Culture Crossover Cartoonist/Illustrator." Ned still illustrates for each issue of Outlaw Biker as he has since 1985. When contacted for this book with regard to the original UK Subs artwork he said: “I wish I could help with those original Subs sketches... I try to hold on to such things but I'm not remembering having that particular project stashed away anywhere.” ‘So What’: This song was first released as the second track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). 

‘Speak For Myself’:This song was first released as the first of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s fourteenth single ‘This Gun Says’.

 

‘The Spell’: This song was first released as the opening track of the band’s thirteenth single, the four track 12” ‘Magic’ EP.

 

Steve L: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

Stiff Records: London based record label who released the ‘bootleg’ Subs LP *Live Kicks* by Mail Order in 1980, without the band’s permission.

 ‘Still Life’:This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the 12” of the band’s twelfth single ‘Another Typical City’. It was the only track on the b-side of the 7” release. 

‘Stranglehold’ This song was first released the band’s second single and was re-recorded and appeared as the seventeenth and final track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP).

 

‘Stranglehold’ Single:  (GEM Records - GEMS 5 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ second 7” single release, released on 8 June 1979. It was issued on both “blood red” (as the advertising stated) and black vinyl. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘World War’& ‘Rockers’.

 

Stray Cats: Charlie occasionally played pool with this rockabilly band during the mixing of the band’s third CC(LP) at Matrix Studios. They had their first top ten hit later that year in November 1980, with ‘Runaway Boys’.

 

‘Street Legal’: This song was first released as the final track on the b-side of the band’s sixteenth single, the ‘Hey! Santa’ 12” EP release. It was also the only original song by the band of the four! The song also featured as the thirteenth track on the band’s JT(LP), released soon after the EP.

 ‘Streets On Fire’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s JT(LP).    

*Subs Standards*:(Dojo Records – DO JO LP 28 – UK) A compilation album released in 1986 on black vinyl. The track listing is:1.C.I.D / 2.Tomorrows Girls / 3.Telephone Numbers / 4.You Don't Belong / 5.Rockers / 6.T.V. Blues / 7.Crash Course / 8.New York State Police / 9.Stranglehold / 10.Dirty Girls / 11.Party In Paris / 12.New Order / 13.Violent City / 14.Emotional Blackmail / 15.Warhead / 16.Brand New Age.

 ‘Suicide Taxi’: This song was first released as the third track on the band’s HB(LP). ‘Surf Bastard’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s JT(LP).  Chapter T: Time Warp 

Talent Resources: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release.

 ‘Tampa Bay’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s FOL(LP). 

‘Teenage’: This song was first released as the tenth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). It was then remixed and issued as the second single off that LP.

 

‘Teenage’ Single:  (GEM Records - GEMS 30 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ sixth 7” single release, released in May 1980. It was issued on both pink and black vinyl. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘Left For Dead’ & ‘New York State Police’.

 

‘Telephone Numbers’:  This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s third single ‘Tomorrows Girls’.

 

‘This Gun Says’:  This song was first released as the Subs’ fourteenth single.

 

‘This Gun Says’ Single:(Fall Out Records – Fall 036 - UK) This was the band’s fourteenth single release, on 7”, released on black vinyl in May 1985. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘Speak For Myself’ & ‘Wanted’

 Collectors’ Corner: Instead of different coloured vinyls to collect, this 7” had two different coloured sleeves! One was blue and white and the other was red and white. 

Thomas, Ken: Well respected record producer, recording engineer and musician who worked with the likes of Queen and David Bowie. He went on to embrace the days of New Wave, engineering Public Image Limited, 999 and The Cocteau Twins.With Martin Haskell, he engineered the band’s ES(LP) at Jacob Studios in 1981.

 

‘Thunderbird’: This song was first released as the first track on the b-side of the band’s sixteenth single, the ‘Hey! Santa’ 12” EP release. It is a ‘traditional’ song that was arranged by Charlie. Thunderbird wine is a cheap fortified wine, also known as rotgut wine, bum wine, or wino wine etc. Fruit of the vine indeed! The song was also featured as the eighth track on the band’s JT(LP), which was released soon after the EP. Later CD versions extended the title to Thunderbird Wine.

   ‘Time And Matter’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). Tinny: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). Toczek, Nic: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. Tommy Stupid: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. He was in the band The Stupids, who were a “skatepunk thrash group”, formed in the 1980s.  ‘Tomorrows Girls’: This song was first released the band’s third single, and was re-recorded and appeared as the fourth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). ‘Tomorrows Girls’ Single:  (GEM Records - GEM 10 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ third 7” single release, released in August 1979. It was issued on blue vinyl only. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘Scum Of The Earth’ & ‘Telephone Numbers’. ‘Too Tired’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). Tovar, Gary: Thanked on the cassette sleeve of the band’s *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* cassette only release, “for his great venues”. 

Toxun, Steve: Thanked on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP.

  

Trevor: Along with Mike at Pinnacle, thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 

Trojan Percussion: Thanked on the back sleeve of the band’s IA(LP).

 ‘TV Blues’: This song was first released as the ninth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). Chapter U: Universal 

Underhill Studios: The band’s second studio BNA(LP) was recorded here in January 1980.

 ‘The Unknown’: This song was first released as the fifth track on the band’s HB(LP).  Chapter V: Violent State ‘Veronique.’:This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the 12” of the band’s twelfth single ‘Another Typical City’.It then appeared as the second track on the band’s FOL(LP). 

‘Victim’:  This song was first released as one of four tracks on the b-side of the band’s fourth single, the ‘She’s Not There’ EP. The music can be traced back to the band’s earlier song from 1977 (that appeared on *Live Kicks*) entitled ‘No Rules’.

 ‘Violent City’: This song was first released as the sixth track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). ‘Violent Revolution’: This song was first released as the seventh track on the band’s FOL(LP). Chapter W: ? Wake, Roger: Credited with remixing and producing the IA(LP). Also produced and engineered the cassette only *Left For Dead Alive In Holland ’86* in 1986 

‘Wanted’:This song was first released as the second of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s fourteenth single ‘This Gun Says’.

 

‘Warhead’: This song was first released as the band’s fifth single in March 1980 and then as the fourth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). The latter has an extra verse to that of the ‘single version’. The song’s early development can be traced back to Paul Slack’s bass riffing at sound checks.

 ‘Warhead’ Single:  (GEM Records - GEM 23 - UK) This was the UK Subs’ fifth 7” single release, released in February 1980. It was issued on both brown and black vinyl. The b-side had two tracks on it: ‘The Harper’ & ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’. 

‘War Of The Roses’:This song was first released as the second track on the b-side of the band’s eleventh single release, the ‘Shake Up The City’ EP.

 ‘Warzone’: This track was first released as the seventh song on the band’s JT(LP).  

Wesson, Mel (b.12.2.58): London born and based composure who is a part of Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions team. Wesson’s association with Zimmer started in the 80s where his reputation as a much sought after electronic music specialist started to rise. His main role is as an ambient music designer, performing on several film scores, including the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, The Da Vinci Code and The Ring Two. He has also composed additional music for a number of films including Batman Begins. Credited with playing synthesiser on the band’s DR(LP). He was also given a song writing credit on the DR track ‘New Order’.

 Wevans: Thanked on the back cover of the band’s third official CC(LP). 

Whaley, Rick: Credited with engineering the later mix of the ‘For Export Only’ 12” EP that came free with the CC(LP).

 

Wilson, Kevin (b 13.02.47 - ): Real name Dennis Bryant, better known as Kevin Bloody Wilson! ‘Australia’s Outback Outlaw’. Born in Sydney, but more identified with the West Australian mining town Kalgoorlie, where he was an electrician and a music teacher, he slowly built up his fame as a comic singer songwriter. Has now sold millions of records worldwide. His second studio LP ‘Kev's Back (The Return of the Yobbo)’, released in 1985, won the ARIA Award for "Comedy Album of the Year". The song, ‘Living Next Door to Alan’, was a parody of Smokie’s famous song ‘Living Next Door to Alice’, and is about an indigenous family claiming land next door to millionaire Alan Bond. The LPs tenth and final track was called ‘Hey Santa Claus’, and this was covered by the Subs as the title track of the band’s sixteenth single.

   

‘World War’:  This song was first released as one of two tracks on the b-side of the band’s second single ‘Stranglehold’. It was then re-recorded and appeared as the sixth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP).

 Chapter X: ? Chapter Y: ? ‘Yellowman’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s KT(LP).  

‘You Can’t Take It Anymore’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP). The song’s early development can be traced back to Paul Slack’s bass riffing at sound checks.

 ‘You Don’t Belong’: This song was first released as the opening track on the band’s third studio DR(LP). ‘Young Criminals’: This song was first released as the fourteenth track on the band’s debut AKOB(LP). Chapter Z: ? Zildjan: Thanked for their “cymbals” on the sleeve of the band’s ‘Motivator’ 12” EP. However, Zildjan is mis-spelt as it should be ZILDJIAN with two i’s. The Zildjian Company is one of the oldest family owned companies dating back to its founder Avedis Zildjian who was an alchemist who, in 1623, discovered a secret formula of alloys that, when used to make cymbals, produced an incredible vibrant and brilliant shimmering tone.  

The Zombies

 Last Chapter – Telephone Numbers: Numerical Song Titles ‘500 cc’: This song was first released as the twelfth track on the band’s second studio BNA(LP).