Sunday, 24 February 2008
SUBWAY SECT - We Oppose All Rock'N'Roll !
While the rest of the class of ‘77 were polishing up their guitar chops and images. Subway Sect were busy deconstructing everything about what a Rock’n’Roll band were supposed to be. From their non descript look to their inability to play what was expected and accepted as Rock’n’Roll. Front man Vic Goddard had been approached by Malcolm Maclaren about getting a band together and then when a line-up had been decided on Bernie Rhodes took over as their manager; does this make them a manufactured band? Who knows, who cares, but what it did ensure was an appearance at the legendary 100 club punk festival and a tour support slot with The Clash on their White Riot tour, from where this recording is from. (Guildford 1/5/77 to be exact, thanx to Badseed for letting me share this tape with yer) Subway Sect were a true Punk band who defied the Punk aesthetics as much as Punk defied the established Rock ones. Ironically despite opposing all rock’n’roll their minimal soulful sound was a huge influence on many of the 80’s post punk indie bands. If you fancy a blast of it, you know what to do. CLICK!