UK Subs

UK Subs

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The UK Subs were another group that emerged from the scene at The Roxy in London in 1977. Founder and Lead Vocalist Charlie Harper was playing in R&B and pub rock groups before being influenced by bands like The Damned to turn to punk.

The band was based around Harper's growling Cockney vocals with Nicky Garratt on Guitar, Paul Slack on Bass and a variety of drummers. Although adopting punk stylings, the bands work was still heavily influenced by R&B, albeit played fast. Their sound was most similar to Sham 69 or The Angelic Upstarts, although without the skinhead following

Whilst never having a big hit, several singles made the lower reaches of the Top 30 in the late 70s, including "Stranglehold", "Tomorrow's Girls", a cover of The Zombies classic "She's Not There" and "Warhead". The first two studio LPs "Another Kind of Blues" and "Brand New Age" also made the lower reaches of the album charts.

In 1983 Nicky Garratt left the band along with bass player Alvin Gibbs and then drummer Kim Wylie leaving Charlie Harper to recruit a whole new band.

Garratt would come back in and out of the line-up over the following 25 years whilst Charlie carried on touring and recording with an almost ever changing line-up.

The UK Subs are the only band to attempt to record an album for every letter of the alphabet reaching Y (Yellow Leader) in 2015.
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UK Subs Discography

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U.K. Subs* Another Kind Of Blues (Album) GEM (2), RCA France 1979 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Brand New Age (Album) GEM (2), RCA UK 1980 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Live Kicks (MiniAlbum, Album) Stiff Records Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Crash Course - Live (Album) GEM (2), RCA, GEM (2), RCA UK 1980 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Diminished Responsibility (Album) GEM (2) Germany 1981 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Endangered Species (Album) Roadrunner Records, NEMS Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
LIVE 009 U.K. Subs* Live At Gossips 28-9-81(Cass, Ltd, Num) Chaos Tapes, Chaos Cassettes LIVE 009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Flood Of Lies (Album) Scarlet Records, Fallout Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Gross-Out USA (Album) Fallout Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Huntington Beach (Album) RFB Recordings UK 1985 Sell This Version
UK Subs Left For Dead - Alive In Holland '86 (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 1986 Sell This Version
UK Subs In Action (Tenth Anniversary) (Album) RFB Recordings UK 1986 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Japan Today (Album) Fallout Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* A.W.O.L. (Album) New Red Archives UK 1987 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Killing Time (Album) Fallout Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
U.K. Subs* Mad Cow Fever (Album) Fallout Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
UK Subs Live At The Roxy Club (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1991 Sell This Version
UK Subs Normal Service Resumed (Album) Fallout Records, Jungle Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
UK Subs Occupied (Album) Fallout Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
UK Subs Riot (Album) Cleopatra US 1997 Sell This Version
UK Subs Quintessentials (Album) Fallout Records, Jungle Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
pincd 101 UK Subs Europe Calling(CD, Album) Pinhead pincd 101 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Rej024 U.K. Subs* Live At The Warzone(CD) Rejected Records Rej024 UK 1999 Sell This Version
UK Subs Time Warp Greatest Hits (Album) Cleopatra UK 2001 Sell This Version
DFM-033, VMS-007 UK Subs / National Razor F.D.I.C. UK Subs / National Razor F.D.I.C. - Gruesome Twosome Vol. 1(CD, Album) Morphius Records, VMS Records DFM-033, VMS-007 US 2001 Sell This Version