"Hoo-ray and up she rises"

Drunken sailor front cover Drunken sailor back cover

  • Above: Drunken Sailor UK release, 2002, front & back cover.
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Cat. No: AHOY 7-01
Captain Oi
July 2002

A-Side: Drunken Sailor (Trad: arr U.K. Subs)
Run-out groove:
DAMONT  B  AHOY .  7001  A1

B-Side: Reclaim The Streets (Harper)
Run-out groove: DAMONT  AHOY .  7001  B1

Line Up

Vocals: Charlie Harper
 Alan Campbell (A-Side) Nicky Garratt (B-Side)
Bass: Simon Rankin (A-Side) Alvin Gibbs (B-Side)
Drums: Jason Dulldrums (A-Side) Pumpy (B-Side)


The Subs' first single release on Captain Oi Records following the release of Universal.

The traditional sea shanty 'The Drunken Sailor' was first published in 1891, and is here backed with Reclaim the Streets, from the The Revolution's Here EP, where it first appeared under the shortened title Reclaim the Street.

The front cover features a cartoon of our favourite harmonica playing punk rocker drawn by Crashed Out vocalist Chris Wright. Collectors should note that promo copies of the single and 'Universal' CD were sent out with a UK Subs lighter, badge and bottle top opener with journos invited to “have a drink and a smoke with the UK Subs”!*

*Info courtesy of Mark Brennan of Captain Oi!.


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 A-Side B-side B-Side


From the Dave Burdon U.K. Subs collection

  • Above: White label promo

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