Subway Sect

(London Sep 76 – 82)
also later known as Vic Godard & the Subway Sect

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Nobody’s scared 7″ (Braik, BRS-01) released Mar 78
Tracks: Nobody’s scared, Don’t splitit

Ambition 7″ (Rough Trade, RT-007) recorded early 78, released Nov 78
Tracks: Ambition, A different story

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Subway Sect

RCA, London 5-11-76
Tracks: US Cunts

Demos recorded 77 – 78
Tracks: Amnition, Out of Touch, Exit no return, Different story, Ambition #2, Exit no return #2, Chain Smoking, Nobody’s scared, Don’t split it, Out of touch #2

Harlesden Coliseum 11-3-77
Tracks: US cunts, Out of touch, Don’t splitit, Rock n roll even, I changed my mind, Parallel lines, Can this be true, Contradictions, Derail your sense, Idea pull, In this country

Palais des Glaces, Paris 27-4-77
Tracks: Contradictions, Eastern europeans, I changed, Nobody’s scared, On stage, Out of touch, Parallel lines, Rock n roll even

Civic Hall, Guildford 1-5-77
Tracks: Contradictions, Eastern europeans, I changed, Nobody’s scared, Out of touch, Parallel lines, Rock n roll even

Sussex University 25-5-77
Tracks: Rock n roll even, We oppose all rock and roll, Why don’t you shoot me, Ambition, Out of touch

California Ballroom, Dunstable 30-5-77 (with the Slits)
Tracks: Sister ray, We oppose all rock n roll

BBC John Peel session 17-10-77
Tracks: Chain Smoking, Parallel Lines, I Don’t Split It, Nobody’s Scared

Punk In London ’77 (Film, Directed by Wolfgang Buld) Germany
Tracks: Ambition, Staying out of view

Nashville, London 77
Tracks: Ambition, Chain smoking, Derail your sense, Don’t splitit, Eastern europeans, Enclave, Exit no return, In balance, Nobody’s scared, Rock n roll even, Etand back, Why don’t you shoot me

Demos recorded 78 (Braik) unreleased LP, recorded Gooseberry studios
Tracks: Ambition, Different story, Parallel lines, Chain smoking, Derail your sense, Eastern europeans, Exit no return, I changed my mind, Idiot of all, Imbalance, Not watchin the devil, Rock n roll even, Stand back, Stayin’ out of touch, Stool pigeon, We oppose all rock and roll, Why did you shoot me

Newcastle 24-10-78
Tracks: Ambition, Double negative, Enclave, Exit no return, Head held high, I changed my mind, Imbalance, Instrumental, Rock n roll even, Stool pigeon

BBC John Peel session 29-11-78
Tracks: Watching The Devil, Stool Pidgeon, Double Negative, Head Held High

Live c77/78 (Venue & date unknown)
Tracks: Ambition, Chain smoking, Derail your sense, Don’t splitit, Eastern europeans, Enclave, I changed my mind, In balance, Nobody’s scared, Out of view, Rock n roll even, Stand back, Why don’t you shoot me

Rehearsal Camden 78
Tracks: Derail your senses

Vic Godard & Nick Brown

Demo recorded 78
Tracks: 30 Days

Vic Godard

Rehearsal recorded late 78 Olympia
Tracks: Pink peg slacks, Nervous breakdown, Come on, Thirty days, Around & around, Oh baby doll, Twenty flight rock, Instrumental

 

Further Information;

http://www.vicgodard.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_Sect
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/subwaysect.htm

Line ups:

Subway Sect #1
Sep 76 – 76
Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)
Paul Myers (bass)
Ray Price (drms)

#2
76 – Mar 77
Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)
Paul Myers (bass)
Paul Packham (drms)

#3
Mar 77 – May 77
Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)
Paul Myers (bass)
Mark Laff (drms)

#4
May 77 – late 78
Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)
Paul Myers (bass)
Bob Ward (drms)
(Dan Kelleher (keyb))

Vic Godard & the Subway Sect #1
79 –
Vic Godard (voc/gtr)
Johnny Britten (gtr)
Bob Ward (drms)
Colin Scott (keyb)
Steve Atkinson (keyb)

#2
81 –
Vic Godard (voc)
Chris Bostock (bass)
Rob Marche (gtr)
Sean McLusky (drms)
Dave Collard (keyb)

Paul Myers later in The Professionals.  Steve Atkinson is ex-Cannibals
Mark Laff (auditioned for Clash Mar 77) later in Generation X, Empire
Sean McLusky & Chris Bostock are also in The Stingrays
Rob Marche, Sean McLusky, Dave Collard & Chris Bostock also later in Jo Boxers
Dan Kelleher is ex-101ers, Derelicts and later in Martian Schoolgirls, Chris Bostock is ex-X-Certs

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
31/08/76 100 Club, Oxford Street, London (?)
20/09/76 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
23/10/76 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
28/10/76 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (?)
03/11/76 Harlesden Coliseum, London
05/11/76 Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
11/11/76 Lacy Lady, Ilford
18/01/77 Roxy Club, Covent Garden, London
11/03/77 Harlesden Coliseum, London
10/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (*)
11/04/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (*)
19/04/77 Palais des Glaces, Paris
24/04/77 Le Royal Cinema, Le Mans
25/04/77 Le Havre (?)
26/04/77 Le Chartreux Cinema, Rouen (?)
27/04/77 Palais des Glaces, Paris
01/05/77 Civic Hall, Guildford
02/05/77 Rascals, Chester
03/05/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
04/05/77 Affair, Swindon
05/05/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
06/05/77 Aberdeen University
07/05/77 Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
08/05/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
09/05/77 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
10/05/77 Town Hall, Kidderminster
12/05/77 Palais, Nottingham
13/05/77 Leicester Polytechnic
14/05/77 Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
15/05/77 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
16/05/77 Swansea University
17/05/77 Leeds Polytechnic
18/05/77 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
20/05/77 Newcastle University Ballroom
21/05/77 City Hall, St Albans
22/05/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
22/05/77 Skindles, Maidenhead (*)
23/05/77 Top of The World, Stafford
24/05/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
25/05/77 Pavilion, West Runton (?)
25/05/77 Sussex University, Brighton
26/05/77 Colston Hall, Bristol (?)
27/05/77 Pavilion, West Runton
28/05/77 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
28/05/77 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury (*)
29/05/77 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford
30/05/77 California Ballroom, Dunstable
17/07/77 Rag Market, Birmingham (*)
22/09/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
28/09/77 Locarno, Coventry
03/10/77 Belle Vue, New Cross, London
04/10/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
22/10/77 Bell, Kings Cross, London
15/11/77 Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue, Manchester
11/12/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/12/77 New Regent, Brighton
21/12/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
31/01/78 Gibus Club, Paris
01/02/78 Gibus Club, Paris
02/02/78 Gibus Club, Paris
03/02/78 Gibus Club, Paris
04/02/78 Gibus Club, Paris
23/02/78 Katies, Nottingham
24/02/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford
01/03/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
04/03/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
06/03/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
09/03/78 Mr Digby’s, Birkenhead
10/03/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
11/03/78 Mayflower Club, Manchester
13/03/78 Affair, Swindon
14/03/78 Leicester University
16/03/78 Masters Disco, Barrow
17/03/78 Newcastle University
20/03/78 Clouds, Edinburgh
01/04/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (?)
02/04/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (?)
03/04/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London (?)
04/04/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
19/05/78 St George’s Hall, Bradford
27/05/78 Hippodrome, Paris (*)
08/06/78 Town Hall, Fulham, London
10/06/78 Rafters, Manchester
11/06/78 Rafters, Manchester
13/06/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
15/06/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
16/06/78 Bones Club, Reading
17/06/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
18/06/78 Alexandra Palace, Camden, London
20/06/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
23/06/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
27/09/78 Dingo’s Rock Palace, Dublin
28/09/78 Ulster Hall, Belfast
02/10/78 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
03/10/78 St Andrews Hall, Norwich
05/10/78 Civic Hall, Middleton
06/10/78 Civic Hall, Middleton
07/10/78 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
08/10/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
13/10/78 Top Rank, Plymouth
15/10/78 Top Rank, Sheffield
21/10/78 Apollo, Glasgow
22/10/78 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen
23/10/78 Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh
24/10/78 City Hall, Newcastle
27/10/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
28/10/78 King’s Hall, Derby (?)
29/10/78 Civic Hall, Guildford
30/10/78 Colston Hall, Bristol
03/11/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
04/11/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
06/11/78 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
07/11/78 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
08/11/78 Top Rank, Brighton
09/11/78 Civic Hall, Guildford
12/11/78 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
28/11/78 King’s Hall, Derby (?)
28/12/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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