UK Subs

Also known as Charlie & The Truckers, The U.K. Subs, U K Subs, U.K. Subs, U.K. Subs, The, U.K.Subs, UK Subs, The
Members of UK Subs: Alan Campbell, Alan Lee (7), Alvin Gibbs, Andy Frantic, Belvy K, Brian Barnes (3), Capt. Scarlet, Charlie Harper, Clara (5), Darrell Bath, Dave Farrelly, David Ayer, Gregor Kramer, Jacek Ostoya, Jamie Oliver (2), Jason Willer, Jim Moncur, John Armitage, Keita Taniguchi, Kevin Nixon, Kim Wylie, Lars Frederiksen, Malcolm Asling, Matthew McCoy, Nicky Garratt, Paul Slack, Pete Davies (5), Rab Fae Beith, Richard Anderson (4), Ricky McGuire, Rory Lyons, Steve Roberts (5), Steve S. Jones, Steve Slack, Terry Roberts (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.uksubs.co.uk, http://www.uksubs.com/, http://www.uksubstimeandmatter.net/, https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs, http://www.myspace.com/uksubsofficial

Discography of UK Subs:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Live Kicks 13 Audio 1980 Universe Productions
2 Countdown 2 Audio 1981 Roadrunner Productions B.V.
3 She's Not There 4 Audio 1979-11-23
4 Brand New Age 14 Audio 1980
5 Another Kind Of Blues 17 Audio 1979-09-14
6 Endangered Species 12 Audio 1982
7 Live Kicks 13 Audio 1980 Jupiter Records
8 Normal Service Resumed 15 Audio 1993
9 Split Vision Volume One 2 Audio 1994 New Red Archives
10 Tomorrows Girls 3 Audio 1979-08-31
11 Endangered Species 14 Audio 1999 New Red Archives
12 Tomorrows Girls 3 Audio 1979 RCA Victor
13 Live At Gossips 28-9-81 19 Audio 1982
14 Keep On Running (Til You Burn) 2 Audio 1981-04-03 GEM (2)
15 Teenage 3 Audio 1980-05-09 GEM (2)
16 C.I.D. 3 Audio 1978 City Records (6)
17 The Singles 1978-1982 28 Audio 1993-04-00 Get Back Records
18 Stranglehold 3 Audio 1979-06-08
19 Time Warp Greatest Hits 16 Audio 2001 Cleopatra
20 Warhead 3 Audio 1980-02-00
21 C.I.D. 3 Audio 1979 Pinnacle Records
22 Countdown 2 Audio 1981 NEMS
23 Keep On Running (Til You Burn) 4 Audio 1981 GEM (2)
24 Party In Paris 2 Audio 1980-10-24 GEM (2)
25 Another Typical City Involved In Another Typical Daydream 2 Audio 1983-06-00
26 Complete Riot 31 Audio 2005 New Red Archives
27 Diminished Responsibility 13 Audio 1981
28 Another Kind Of Blues 17 Audio 1979 RCA Victor
29 Gross-Out USA 17 Audio 1991 Fallout Records
30 Another Kind Of Blues 17 Audio 1979 RCA
31 Brand New Age 25 Audio 1995 Dojo
32 Countdown 2 Audio 1981 NEMS
33 Recorded 1979 - 1981 20 Audio 1982 Abstract Sounds
34 Diminished Responsibility 13 Audio 1981
35 Tomorrows Girls 3 Audio 1979 RCA
36 Warhead 3 Audio 1980 RCA
37 Japan Today 15 Audio 1987 Fallout Records
38 She's Not There 4 Audio 1979-11-23
39 Endangered Species 12 Audio 1982
40 Tomorrows Girls 3 Audio 1979 RCA
41 The Singles 1978-1982 23 Audio 1991
42 The Punk Is Back 16 Audio 1999 Cannon Records (4)
43 Another Kind Of Blues 27 Audio 2000 Captain Oi!
44 Mad Cow Fever 14 Audio 1991 Fallout Records
45 Warhead 3 Audio 1980-02-00
46 Subs Standards 16 Audio 1986 Dojo
47 A.W.O.L. 8 Audio 1987 New Red Archives
48 Magic 4 Audio 1984
49 Limited Edition 5 Album Box Set 97 Audio 1996-11-29 Get Back Records
50 For Export Only 4 Audio 1980-09-00


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 was based around Harper's growling Cockney vocals with Nicky Garratt on Guitar, Paul Slack on Bass and a variety of drummers. 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 almost ever changing line-up.

The UK Subs are the only band to attempt to record an album for every letter of the alphabet reaching X (XXIV) in 2013.


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