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Subway Sect (1977)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages audio, 20 May 1977

"The blankest of the blank generation": the pioneering punks attempt to answer the question, what is punk, why punk had to happen, the importance of lyrics and the anger at the heart of it all.

File format: mp3; file size: 10mb, interview length: 10' 54" sound quality: *****

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Parade Of The Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 2 October 1976

THE 600-STRONG line, which last Monday straggled across two blocks outside London's 100 Club in Oxford Street, waiting for the Punk Rock Festival to start, ...

The (?) Rock Special (#5): Other Bands

Profile by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 9 October 1976

"I don't understand why people think it's so difficult to learn to play the guitar. I found it incredibly easy. You just pick a chord ...

Other Punk Bands

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion, 1977

"I want more bands like us. I want people to go out and start something, to see us and start something, or else I'm just ...

The Clash etc: Harlesden's Burning

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 19 March 1977

The Clash/The Buzzcocks/The Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London ...

The Clash/Buzzcocks/Subway Sect/The Slits: Harlesden Colosseum, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 19 March 1977

NICK KENT comes out of hiding to offer himself as a 'punk' sacrifice to the ritualistic 'beat' of THE CLASH, THE BUZZCOCKS, THE SUBWAY SECT ...

The Clash, Buzzcocks, Subway Sect, Slits: Coliseum, Harlesden, London

Live Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 9 April 1977

THE GRANDLY-NAMED COLISEUM in Harlesden, London, turned out somewhat grander than most people expected. It's no fleapit, more a small local theatre — complete with ...

The Clash, Subway Sect: Palais des Glaces, Paris

Live Review by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 7 May 1977

Beware Les Français: C'est la Guerre! The Clash return to the scene of the May 68 riots and whip up a storm. Barry Cain reports... ...

The Front Line: On The Road With The Clash

Report by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 14 May 1977

JOE STRUMMER says he'll smash my face in if I so much as print a syllable of what's said in the dressing room of the ...

Subway Sect, Slits: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 8 October 1977

Some-of-us-take-this-seriously Productions present: THE CAVORTINGS OF CREATIVE PEOPLE ...

Subway Sect/The Slits: Music Machine, Camden, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 8 October 1977

Sect stumble. Slits excite ...

The Subway Sect: Bernard Rhodes Great Unknowns Payola Special

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 4 March 1978

SUBWAY SECT have been together in some form or another since the semi-legendary 100 Club punk festival in September 1976. The line-up on that date ...

Subway Sect: An Eiffel of the Subways in Paris

Report by Robin Banks, ZigZag, April 1978

THE METRO is crowded. Looking strangely at home amidst the Parisian hordes, Vic Goddard reclines in his seat, leisurely drawing on a Gauloise cigarette. The ...

Subway Sect: Life Underground

Interview by Jon Savage, Sounds, 1 July 1978

Everyone's a prostituteSinging in the song in prisonMoral standards the wallpaperThe wall's a bad religionMedia teach me what to speakTake my decisionsIt's how to find ...

The Prefects, Subway Sect: A Tale Of Two Bands

Profile by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 15 July 1978

TWO GROUPS, both of whom have to some extent followed their instincts. Prefects have always been aware of the area they were aiming for; Subway ...

The Subway Sect: The Northern Soul of Vic Godard

Interview by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 2 December 1978

A SUBWAY SECT INTERVIEW concerning John Travolta, Françoise Hardy, Les Dawson, Zola, Nosmo King, Abba and other street heroes. By DAVE McCULLOUGH ...

The Subway Sect: War Poet of The Modern World

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 9 December 1978

Old conceptions justifiedTradition stays in tuneYou make guitars talk informationThat tells you what to doThe lines that hit meAgain and againAfraid to take a strollOff ...

Vic Godard: Down the Road on a Stick

Interview by Robin Banks, ZigZag, March 1979

ON THE 'WHITE Riot' tour of early '77, Vic Godard and his band the Subway Sect ('cos they always were his band) confronted the great ...

Vic Godard: Young Existentialist

Interview by Mick Middles, Sounds, 5 July 1980

VIC GODARD makes Feargal Sharkey look like Gene Simmons. His normality is outrageous. When Vic Godard sits in his bedroom listening to Peter Skellern on ...

Subway Sect: Vic the Vague

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 9 January 1982

A PIECE ON VIC GODARD BY PAUL MORLEY SAUCILY ENTITLED VIC THE VAGUE. Paul says: "I wish to be referred to at the heading of this ...

Vic Godard & the Subway Sect: Ronnie Scott's, London

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 1 May 1982


Leaders Of The Opposition

Review and Interview by Jon Savage, MOJO, December 1996

Subway Sect: We Oppose All Rock & Roll (Overground) Jon Savage listens to Subway Sect's brief recorded legacy, and talks to frontman Vic Godard. ...

see also Vic Godard

see also JoBoxers


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