Monday, 17 August 2009

Subway Sect - "We Oppose All Rock & Roll" 1976 -1980

Released by Overground Records in 1996, this includes some of the songs recorded for the unreleased (and supposedly Bernie Rhodes stymied) debut album along with various single A and B sides from from sundry later incarnations of the group. The similarly unavailable compilation "20 Odd Years" probably provides a wider overview of Vic's idiosyncratic journey from monochrome art punk to supper club crooner (and back again) so it's just possible that I may post that at a later date as well. Around half of these songs were re-recorded for the "1978 Now" album that came out a couple of years back and whilst those versions are all fine and dandy, it's the ragged manic intensity of these originals that I find rather compelling.

Vic Godard (or is it Anthony Newley?) taken from the January 1982 issue of The Face.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, please post "20 Odd Years"! Many thanks also for your perceptive commentary and aesthetic POV. Yours is an exceptional effort...

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  2. Why, thank you, sir! '20 Odd Years' is coming soon, I promise.

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