Band Name: UK Subs
Music Album: C.I.D.
Album Release Date: October 1979
Music Genre: Punk Rock
Record Label: City Records (6)
Album Release Country: United Kingdom
Music Record Type: 3 Tracks Vinyl 7" Reissue
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 initially started in 1976 as "The Subversives" with singer Charlie Harper. When the band line-up was based around Harper's growling Cockney vocals with Nicky Garratt on Guitar, Paul Slack on Bass and a variety of drummers they became the "U.K. subversives", later shortened to "U.K. Subs". 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 almos (...)
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There are two different sets of labels for this release:
The first copyrights C.I.D & B.I.C to Nasal Tunes and production to Sparta Florida, as per the original City Records release, the writing credits are the same as the original and as credited on the sleeve (though B.I.C is Harper & Garret).
The second (this one) misses off Nasal Tunes and Sparta Florida, although publishing credits are included. Full writing credits for Live In A Car, of Harper/Lions/Garrett/Slack [sic], are given, with C.I.D and B.I.C having Charlie's and Nicky's initials added.
There are also two different message on the Runout groove for the B side:
Some copies says "CITY RECORDS - R.I.P" MAX PIN 22-B LYN 7260 - ISM and some says "CITY RECORDS - R.I.P" MAX PIN 22-B LYN 7260 - ISM plus "BALLS TO HEAVYS".
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