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Welcome to the U.K. Subs historical archive on the web...
Beware! Completionists at work!
T&M website born: October 2008 - official launch date: 1 December 2009
The basis of ‘Time and Matter’ is to provide a chronological listing, day by day; month by month; year by year of the band’s many activities.
Our aim is to provide as full an historical archive of the
U.K. Subs as possible... Full website editors' statement... click here
NEW SUBS DOUBLE CD OUT NOW!
U.K. SUBS - COMPLETE PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION
This really is the definitive (29-track) double CD round up of every single A side issued by seminal Punk legends U.K. Subs.
It isn't just another compilation shoved in a jewel case. The clamshell box is absolutely top quality and features 2 CDs inside, in cardboard wallets, a deluxe 20 page booklet with liner notes on each track AND a U.K. Subs beermat!
The beautifully designed and detailed full colour 20 page booklet features pictures of each release with in-depth, informative liner notes by Mark Brennan of Captain Oi! - overseen by Nicky Garratt.
Each track has also been fully remastered by Tim Turan.
This ‘must have’ release comes packaged in a solid clamshell box and includes a copy of the recent CD sized Captain Oi! catalogue! – no other U.K. Subs release looks or sounds like this!
Subs fans will also be delighted to see that a couple of the tracks appear on CD for the first time on this fabulously exciting release. The catalogue number is AHOY DCD 312 and the track listing can be seen on the below link.
UK: £12.99 inc FREE shipping
EUROPE: £14.99 including shipping
USA / Rest of the World: £16.99 including shipping
CLICK HERE TO GO BUY IT NOW
CLICK THE CAPTAIN OI! LOGO TO GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND BUY IT NOW...
PAUL SLACK - MAJOR NEW INTERVIEW
With Paul Slack currently on tour in Ireland with Monica and The Explosion, as support to the U.K. Subs, what better way to celebrate than Time & Matter publishing its fourth major interview in their T&M Interview Series, and of course - its Subs bass legend Paul Slack this time around.
Interviewed in February 2011, by Marc Brekau, whilst on tour with Monica in Australia, Paul (and Monica) have plenty to say of interest, and some fascinating views about the past, present and future.
READ THE INTERVIEW HERE
Previous interviews can be read on the 'T&M Interviews' link on the right of this homepage, where you can also click to read Paul Slack's brilliant tour Blog.
30/07/2011: Short Charlie Interview
A Short interview with Charlie has been published on Vive Le Rock's website, in which he talks about the forthcoming Endorse It in Dorset Festival. Check it out by clicking here
21/07/2011: Subs featured in Irish newspaper
The band were today featured in the Galway Advertiser, under the heading 'UK Subs - still faithful to Punk'. Click here to read
19/07/2011: Jamie's Blog
Subs drummer Jamie Oliver has been re-designing his website, and this includes a blog concerning the Subs' recent trip to Norway. Check it out - click here
15/07/2011: Subs song on Granada TV
The Subs 1981 single Keep on Running (til you burn) was today used on Granada reports for their story entitled "Hope Baton relay". Check it out at www.itv.com/granada/hope-baton-relay41928/
With thanks to Mick Fennell for this news story
14/07/2011: 10 records Charlie would save from destruction
An article was published today by Phil Newall entitled 'Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper', in which Charlie lists which ten records he would save from destruction. Click here to read
ALVIN GIBBS: Diminished Responsibility:
My Life as a UK Sub, and other Strange Stories...
First chapter now published!
- CLICK HERE
T&M has already published the 'PRELUDE' to this exciting new series of articles from Alvin Gibbs about his life and U.K. Subs-experiences...
Alvin has promised the website that his memoirs for T&M will be "a literary excursion through the fetid underbelly of infamy, glory, frustration, elation, chaos, indifference, contentment and pride which feature in equal measure in relation to my personal involvement with the United Kingdom Subversives."
Alvin will also trawl his own personal Subs collection of ephemera and memorabilia to provide some suitable scans and photographs to accompany this exciting project.
Check out the new section in T & MIsc! to the right called "Alvin Gibbs' memoirs"
KEEP WATCHING THIS WEBSITE!
The above Alvin Gibbs photograph courtesy of Jez Keefe (Jez Keefe Photography).
No copying of Jez's work without permission.
MORE GIBBS MEMORIES IN NEW MAGAZINE
The latest issue (No. 3) of VIVE LE ROCK contains some of Alvin's recollections of his time touring with Iggy Pop on his 'Instinct' world tour between July 1988 and February 1989. There are also a couple of other bits of Subs news stories, and items of (Subs) interest in what is THE magazine to buy these days.
Click on the cover image right to go to the Vive Le Rock website for details on how to subscribe to this essential quarterly read.
Many thanks to magazine editor Eugene Butcher, who has given Time & Matter website permission to scan and re-publish the great Charlie Harper interview that appeared in Issue 2.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARLIE INTERVIEW
THE PAUL SLACK 2011 TOUR BLOG
EXCLUSIVE TO TIME & MATTER!
The Time & Matter website editors are extremely happy to announce that Paul Slack has resumed his popular Blog on T&M after nearly a three month gap, due to work commitments and a heavy touring schedule with Monica and the Explosion.
This year, Paul's Blog will be concentrating on his involvement with MONICA AND THE EXPLOSION, as they intend to entertain and thrill audiences all around the world.
- Click here to read Paul's latest Blog...
Last updated Wednesday 20th July 2011
Exclusive Monica and The Explosion Time & Matter webpage HERE
UPCOMING MONICA AND THE EXPLOSION GIGS: click here
"Pelirocco platters with Monica and The Explosion"
CLICK HERE TO HEAR! (Interview starts 50 minutes in...)
URBAN DOGS ACCOUSTIC ALBUM UPDATE
9 July 2011:
The release of the eagerly awaited Urban Dogs accoustic album, recorded by Charlie and Knox between 2009 and 2010, looks like being delayed until early 2012... Time & Matter has recently been informed by Knox that they are still waiting for Stan (of Demented Are Go) to finish mixes, but he's having to work all the time at the moment so hasn't found the time to do them.
Knox has recently sold one of his paintings which is an idea for the album cover. It was done in pen and acrylic on paper, and measured roughly 6 " x 8 " (15cm x 20cm). See right. Click to enlarge.
Charlie & Knox currently have one Urban Dogs accoustic gig pencilled in for Portsmouth (venue to be confirmed) on Sunday 17 June 2012, and there are plans afoot for some more... more news when we get it!
URBAN DOGS PAGES HERE
U.K. SUBS' JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE DISASTER FUND
Latest update 21 July 2011 - Total raised so far £176.35
Following the horrific events in Japan, in March 2011, in which U.K. Subs guitarist Jet was present, but survived, Charlie and Yuko asked for information to be made available on the Time & Matter homepage about how to donate to the Japanese relief efforts.
Yuko now has a 'Japanese earthquake relief fund' donation box at her merchandise stall at every Subs gig. Please continue to support the fund with any donation you can - however big or small. The news on the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster may have been sidelined by the British media, but please don't forget that the effects will be felt by those who suffered it for years to come.
Jet himself has now expressed his wish that, "...if any Subs fans would like to donate, but can't make it to any of our gigs, then please donate via the Japanese Red Cross..."
Many organisations worldwide are collecting money to help fund the continuing relief effort in Japan. The Red Cross is the key aid organisation, collecting donations for relief efforts and the Japanese branch of the organisation was overseeing around 80 teams on the ground soon after the earthquake and tsunami struck, donations can also be taken at branches around the world.
Time & Matter website will be donating all profits from the sale of the U.K. Subs 'Tour In Progress' double DVD and a 7" single they are releasing to help a family in Japan - more news of which soon...
The band would like to thank everyone so far who has popped some money into the fund-box on Yuko's merch stall.
Prairie Dugz’ generous Subs charity offer
Ram Dug, of the Scottish punk band the Prairie Dugz has kindly offered to donate £1-00 from the sale of every Prairie Dugz t-shirt that they sell at this year’s Rebellion Festival, to the U.K. Subs’ Japanese earthquake relief fund.
You can catch the Dugz on the Olympia 1 stage at Rebellion in Blackpool on Sunday, 7 August at 12:00.
Get there on time for a pogo in your new Dugz t-shirt folks!
There are 7 other Prairie Dugz albums you can buy, so check out the Prairie Dugz weblinks at the foot of this article.
Charlie on the forthcoming Prairie Dugz album
The new album from the Prairie Dugz, called 'Scottish Street Punk' is a live-in-the-studio recording. It was done on a recent tour of Ireland with the Defects, who offered to record it free. It will feature 10 tracks, including Buck of the Defects singing the Dugz’ old classic ‘Lockdown’ as well as Charlie Harper singing a song that Ram Dug wrote last year called ‘Caught in a War’. Raucous production and performance go hand-in-hand on this essential street punk release.
Price will be £5.00 and the limited edition CD should be available at Rebellion.
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Homepage Picture Choice Number Twenty-Five
UK Subs and Mudhoney at the The Bukta Festival, Tromsø, Norway 15th July 2011.
Click to enlarge
Previous homepage picture choices are archived in the T & Misc! section
LATEST TOUR NEWS & UPDATES
Updated Wednesday 27 July 2011
NEW: A new date has been added for the winter tour:
September 9th - The Well, Leeds
Future tour dates HERE / This month's tour dates HERE
Provisional dates are also online for a 6 date tour of South America in October, where the Subs will be playing in Brazil and Argentina, with the US BOMBS.
Want Jamie Oliver to drum on your recordings?
U.K. Subs drummer Jamie Oliver is now providing a new service called REMOTE SESSIONS…
Jamie, via his excellent website Jamieoliverdrums.com, is offering his fabulous drumming talent for your band or recording.
Jamie can provide you with high quality drum tracks for your record no matter where you are in the world. What he will do is record the drums in London and send you the raw audio files for you to do with as you please. This completely does away with the high costs usually associated with the hire of a session drummer.
How it works:
Jamie requires a deposit of 25% of the full amount and a rough copy of your song(s) to get the ball rolling. Once this is all settled he will then write the drum parts according to your specifications and send you a rough, low quality 1-track demo of the part for your approval. Once the green light is given and the amount outstanding has been settled, Jamie will then go in and lay the drum tracks down for real in his studio and will send you a download link, a login username and a password so you can download the audio files.
The link below is an example of a recent recording Jamie did, with no EQ on any of the drums, so no mixing whatsoever.
'Dissociative Drums' - a sample of Jamie's recording
This depends on your needs; please go to the website link below and use the contact tab on the homepage to get in touch.
Jamie Oliver’s other bands!
As you may have seen by the links on the right of the Time & Matter homepage, the U.K. Subs’ sticksman Jamie Oliver has his fingers in many pies!
Click here for more info on a couple of Jamie’s ‘side-projects’, namely Sci-Fi Mafia and Dumbjaw.
Dumbjaw YouTube channel HERE
"Industrial Rock Superstars" Sci-Fi Mafia, with backing from AREA 51, launch their latest album at the Queens Hall, Nueaton on 19th August 2011. Get along for this amazing free gig - and get into their latest video!Prior to that Sci-Fi Mafia will be playing the 'Slimelight' in London, supporting Angelspit on 6th August.
TONY BEESLEY'S 'OUR GENERATION' BOOK TRIOLOGY
The ‘Our Generation’ trilogy of books started in 2008 by first time writer, Tony Beesley. Aiming to set the record straight about the effect Punk and its many varied aftershocks had in the North of England, in particular the writer’s home turf of Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region, the 3 volumes have been positively received by music fans world wide. Time & Matter website recently caught up with the author to ask him about the UK Subs content in his books...
All are available from the official website at:
BUY THE NEW U.K. SUBS STUDIO ALBUM NOW!
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Click on the below screenprint to go straight to Captain Oi's website to get the new Subs album on CD...
For those that would rather DOWNLOAD the album it is now available from all the major suppliers, here are a couple:
The album is available from iTunes for £7-99: CLICK HERE
The album is available in mp3 format from Amazon for £5-99: CLICK HERE
If you purchase the album from iTunes/Amazon please give the band a good review
...Time & Matter website presents £1,000 'cheque' to Charlie for his first nominated charity choice...
At the Bournemouth 1/7/2011 gig, the website editors Mark Chadderton & Rob Cook presented a 'comedy-sized' cheque to represent the total monies raised of ONE THOUSAND POUNDS from the sales of the first 3 Time & Matter Recordings 'releases'.
Below is a picture of the cheque. Click image to enlarge.
For more info - click here
- Thanks to everyone who has bought a T&M release so far...
...you have helped make a difference!
- The 'cheque' is made out to Sarah Headjam, whose son Michael, was Charlie's first beneficary...
READ MORE ABOUT MICHAEL HERE
"People, people, people, get involved. Play your guitar, do your fanzines, take photos BE INVOLVED. One day it could all be worth something because it's not only history but the future too. So live it, don't just be part of the audience, participate."
Charlie Harper, 17 December 1998 - quoted from an interview in Scanner Fanzine Issue 3
Coming Soon (Plan Of Action!):
U.K. Subs songs covered by other bands
U.K. Subs A-to-Z of song titles...
PLEASE CONTACT THE WEBSITE EDITORS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ON THE ABOVE TWO RESEARCH AND WRITING TASKS!
"If you want to know more about the line-up changes, or spot any holes in the discography, please make an urgent appointment with a counsellor. The UK Subs are an institution, of sorts. The fact that I like them, despite being as fashionable as asbestos, doubtless disqualifies me from polite society."
...which is our favourite quote from 'No More Heroes', by ALEX OGG.
(Cherry Red Books, 2006)
"Thanks to 'Time & Matter', I was finally re-united with the UK Subs after thirty years!
I went to see them on Saturday in Aberdeen. What a great experience, really enjoyed it
....... can't stop grinning !"
Martin Prophet e-mails T&M - 12th May 2011
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