U.K. Subs play Manchester O2 Apollo, England
Charlie Harper - vocals & harmonica
Jet - guitar
Alvin Gibbs - bass
Jamie Oliver - drums
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ELEVENTH & FINAL DATE OF THE NOVEMBER SUPPORT TOUR TO MOTORHEAD.
U.K. Subs were first support and Anti-Nowhere League were on second.
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U.K. Subs extract archived below:
First into the fray are punk stalwarts, the UK Subs, Amazingly Charlie Harper turned the grand old age of sixty-seven in May of this year but you wouldn’t think so from the youthful performance he put in tonight. The only long-standing member in the band, Charlie gets the honour of opening this very special evening and sets about business with an angry and belligerent ‘Emotional Blackmail’.
From the off its plane to see that quite a large portion of the crowd know the songs and form a mosh pit in front of the stage. It’s surprising how close the sound of punk and heavy metal has grown over the years and older UK tracks like ‘Rocker’ and ‘Tomorrows Girls’ benefit greatly from the visceral brute force that comes with ear-splitting amplification. The band finishes with a double whammy of ‘Stranglehold’ and ‘Disease’ though if the crowd had had its way the UK Subs would have played a far longer set.
As one would expect the crowd is predominately male with a tiny smattering of women. The mode of dress is leather and faded denim though the addition of two punk bands on the bill adds a splash of colour to the event. Most of them have drunk far more than is sensible but it a good vibe and everybody has come to have fun and enjoy themselves.
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