UK Subs

UK Subs

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.

UK Subs Discography


PL 37357 U.K. Subs* Another Kind Of Blues (Album) GEM (2), RCA PL 37357 France 1979 Sell This Version
GEMLP 106, PL 43206 U.K. Subs* Brand New Age (Album) GEM (2), RCA GEMLP 106, PL 43206 UK 1980 Sell This Version
LS-23 U.K. Subs* Live Kicks (MiniAlbum, Album) Stiff Records LS-23 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
GEMLP 111, PL 43423 U.K. Subs* Crash Course - Live (Album) GEM (2), RCA, GEM (2), RCA GEMLP 111, PL 43423 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PL 43507 U.K. Subs* Diminished Responsibility (Album) GEM (2) PL 43507 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
NEL 6021 U.K. Subs* Endangered Species (Album) Roadrunner Records, NEMS NEL 6021 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
SIG 3, FALL LP 018 U.K. Subs* Flood Of Lies (Album) Scarlet Records, Fallout Records SIG 3, FALL LP 018 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Fall lp 031 U.K. Subs* Gross-Out USA (Album) Fallout Records Fall lp 031 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RFBLP 1 U.K. Subs* Huntington Beach (Album) RFB Recordings RFBLP 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
A-142 UK Subs Left For Dead - Alive In Holland '86 (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) A-142 US 1986 Sell This Version
RFB LP 2 UK Subs In Action (Tenth Anniversary) (Comp, Album) RFB Recordings RFB LP 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FALL LP 045 U.K. Subs* Japan Today (Album) Fallout Records FALL LP 045 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NRA05 U.K. Subs* A.W.O.L. (Album) New Red Archives NRA05 UK 1987 Sell This Version
FALL CD 047 U.K. Subs* Killing Time (Album) Fallout Records FALL CD 047 UK 1988 Sell This Version
AABT 800 CD UK Subs The Singles 1978-1982 (Comp, Album) Abstract Sounds, Abstract Sounds AABT 800 CD Europe 1991 Sell This Version
FALL LP 048 U.K. Subs* Mad Cow Fever (Album) Fallout Records FALL LP 048 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RRCD 146 UK Subs Live At The Roxy Club (Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 146 UK 1991 Sell This Version
FALL LP 050 UK Subs Normal Service Resumed (Album) Fallout Records, Jungle Records FALL LP 050 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FALL CD 052 UK Subs Occupied (Album) Fallout Records FALL CD 052 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CLP9929-2 UK Subs Riot (Album) Cleopatra CLP9929-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
FALL LP 054, none UK Subs Quintessentials (Album) Fallout Records, Jungle Records FALL LP 054, none 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
CDPUNK 120 UK Subs Time Warp Greatest Hits (Album) Cleopatra CDPUNK 120 UK 2001 Sell This Version