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

Paris Apr 77
Tracks: Contradictions, Eastern europeans, I changed, Nobody’s scared, On stage, Out of touch, Parallel lines, Rock n roll even

Guildford, Surrey 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          #2                                   #3
Sep 76 – 76                  76 – Mar 77                     Mar 77 – May 77
Vic Godard (voc)         Vic Godard (voc)            Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)    Rob Symmons (gtr)       Rob Symmons (gtr)
Paul Myers (bass)       Paul Myers (bass)          Paul Myers (bass)
Ray Price (drms)         Paul Packham (drms)   Mark Laff (drms)

.                                   Vic Godard & the
#4                                Subway Sect #1             #2
May 77 – late 78           79 –                                 81 –
Vic Godard (voc)         Vic Godard (voc/gtr)       Vic Godard (voc)
Rob Symmons (gtr)    Johnny Britten (gtr)        Chris Bostock (bass)
Paul Myers (bass)       Bob Ward (drms)           Rob Marche (gtr)
Bob Ward (drms)        Colin Scott (keyb)           Sean McLusky (drms)
(Dan Kelleher (keyb))  Steve Atkinson (keyb)     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

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