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Subway Sect - "New" Album - pretty good too!
« on: September 24, 2007, 09:33:41 AM »
I got this last week - pretty good too! Includes Mark Laff for all you Gen X fans out there...

SUBWAY SECT

‘1978 Now’
14 track CD only: 40 minutes:  Label: Overground

Cat. No. OVER 118VP CD   
Release Date: 8th October 2007
 
In early 1978 Subway Sect went into the studio to record their debut album with Mickey Foote (The Clash’s producer). Unfortunately the tapes were lost and the album remained unreleased. Monitor mixes of some of the recordings have appeared on various compilations giving just a taster, however, these rough recordings just served to further fuel the public’s interest in the album, without exaggeration according it a ‘legendary’ status.
 
So earlier this year Vic Godard decided that it was time to record these songs with their original spirit and sound so that they could be properly heard so he re-grouped Subway Sect (with original members Mark Laff on drums and Paul Myers on bass) and put them back into the studio to record the album.
 
The resulting 14 recordings are contained here in ‘1978 Now’.
 
"If such a thing could be measured, Subway Sect were, for a couple of seasons in 1978, the greatest punk rock group in the UK, if not the world." - Jon Savage
 
“Vic is the great lost soul of the era: his nihilism is more extreme than anyone’s. He seemed to have seen through the circus which he was being enticed into, from day one. He saw all the contradictions and didn't want to be a pop star.” – Geoff Travis
 
Subway Sect appear live on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 music show on 26th Sept and on 5th Oct Mark Lamarr’s BBC Radio 2 show.
 
The band are touring to promote the album, check out: http://www.myspace.com/vicgodard for more details. Latest tour dates are:
 
26 Sep Manchester Academy Academy 3
3 Oct Newcastle-upon-Tyne The Cluny
4 Oct Leeds Brudenell Social Club
9 Nov Aberdeen The Tunnels
10 Nov Glasgow Stereo
16 Nov Leicester Firebug Bar
1st Dec London Amersham Arms
 
Track Listing:

We Oppose All Rock And Roll/ Stayin’ Out Of Touch/ Chainsmokin’/ I Changed My Mind (On The Telephone)/ Eastern Europeans/ Why Did You Shoot Me?/ Stand Back/ Imbalance/ Derail Your Senses/ Not Watchin’ The Devil/ Stool Pigeon/ Idiot Of All/ Exit - No Return/ Rock ‘n’ Roll Even

www.overgroundrecords.co.uk
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Re: Subway Sect - "New" Album - pretty good too!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 08:33:12 PM »
I love some of Subway Sects tunes.

I saw them twice in '77.

Hmm Leeds? But where the bloomin ummers is that?


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Re: Subway Sect - "New" Album - pretty good too!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 07:10:35 PM »
They're on the bill for Rebellion in 2008.......!!!

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Re: Subway Sect - "New" Album - pretty good too!
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 07:25:35 PM »
ill give this one a listen ..


Alan great news ! also Frank Sidebottom is on again  ;D 8) 8)  YEAHHHHhhhhh
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Re: Subway Sect - "New" Album - pretty good too!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 09:28:29 PM »
Interesting chat and three new songs live on Marc Riley's show tonight. Vic at ~20 mins and 50 minutes in:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_6music

During the chat it transpires that Vic and the guys are due to record a new album with his old mate Mick Jones producing it.
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