The following articles appeared on the T&M homepage on 3/10/2011:
Only £4.99 plus postage + packing
Strictly limited to 250 hand numbered copies ONLY...
A-side: Product Supply
B-side: Rare Disease / Embryo
Band Line Up:
Charlie Harper - vocals / Nicky Garratt - guitar / Alvin Gibbs - bass / Jason Willer - drums
From the (New Red) Archives!!!
Here is yet another incredible U.K.Subs collectors item from T&M!
The brand new U.K. Subs 7" single, with previously unreleased tracks recorded in the USA in 2005, comes on WHITE vinyl with RED labels. The vinyl and label colour were specifically chosen to represent the Japanese flag and reflects the fact that all profits from the sale of this single go to help out the people of Japan, still in distress following the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.
The label design itself is a pastiche of the old GEM Records style labels from the days of Subs singles going top 40.
The double sided insert features a long article by Subs guitarist JET, about his experience of the Japanese disaster. On the other side are the lyrics to the 3 songs, as well as information regarding the studio session that gave us these tracks.
The 3 tracks were kindly donated by Nicky Garratt, and the website editors are exceedingly grateful for his magnaminous act in granting the use of these incredibly rare 'lost' songs.
The sleeve is a heavy glossy cardboard, and the artwork for the record has been done by the T&M website editors.
'Product Supply' is the 'secret track' at the end of the recent Captain Oi! Records' double CD:
'UK SUBS - COMPLETE PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION'.
ALL PROFITS GO TO HELP JET'S FAMILY AND OTHER FAMILIES IN JAPAN - TO HELP REBUILD THEIR HOMES AND LIVES AFTER THE DEVASTING MARCH 2011 EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI AND NUCLEAR DISASTER... ONCE WE HAVE RAISED £1,000 IN TOTAL FOR JET'S FAMILY FROM OUR T&M RECORDINGS' SALES THEN THE REMAINDER OF THE PROFITS FROM THIS RELEASE WILL GO TO OUR & CHARLIE'S NEW CHARITABLE CAUSE (Please see the announcement below...)
- PRODUCT SUPPLY features previously unreleased U.K. Subs songs recorded in 2005.
- ON WHITE VINYL
(RED LABELS to represent the Japanese flag!)
- EACH COPY HAND-NUMBERED.
- Every copy comes with a double sided glossy insert with an article by Subs guitarist JET, as well as the lyrics to the 3 tracks.
Grab yourself a real bargain, and it's for charity as well
More information on Charlie's Charitable Causes - click here
SPECIAL COLLECTORS' ANNOUNCEMENT
We have 5 'promo' un-numbered copies which will be placed on e-Bay shortly.
We also have 2 black vinyl white label 'test pressings' which will be sold on e-Bay at a later date.
ALL PROFITS FROM THESE EXTRA-COLLECTABLE SINGLES AGAIN WILL GO TO OUR CHARITY.
We will announce, in due course, when these mega-rarities will be up for grabs via auction...
New recipient announcement
New Japanese charity operation helps the people of Fukushima through its ethical product supply...
T&M is delighted to announce that part of the profits from the sale of T&M Recordings’ 7” single and ALL the new profits from the other T&M releases will be donated to a ‘local’ charity ‘on the ground’, helping out the people around Fukushima in Japan.
The organisation is called 'NBC Operation' and Charlie got to hear about the work they are doing through a friend of a good friend of Yuko’s. The name of our new recipient for monies raised from our charity releases is Ko Slang, who arranges to send help and provisions to the little villages in and around the areas where help is needed most. Ko also helps people with disability from Fukushima and also provides them with some form of employment to make them independent.
Ko has provided the following overview concerning his charitable work following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster:
“After the massive devastating earthquake that hit the north east of Japan on 11 March 2011, we went to the devastated areas many times for our NBC Operation which sends relief to the earthquake victims. After a short time however, we began to think differently and thought that “this situation won’t change at all if we only keep sending relief." After the disaster, many of the actual volunteers themselves started to suffer from the ongoing situation. The idea followed that we should “try to create jobs as a means of further support, thus enabling the people to start to support themselves once more.”
So the “Support Their Independence Project” (STIP) was born. The STIP provides beneficial support and is the newest project extended from the NBC Operation. As well as sending relief to the victims directly, this new project is mainly for supporting mental care and to help give independence to those who lost their house and/or jobs from the disaster. Those benefitting from the scheme obtain a sort of "healing effect from work such as knitting or sewing" and through these "jobs" they can earn money. This is based on the idea of "fairtrade".
The STIP start this process by suggesting a manufactured item, then donate all the materials, and then buy the finished product such as original hemp knitted accessories and japanese patterned bags.
We then set everything up for order/sales/wholesales.
1) Recruit participants from devastated areas.
2) Suggestion of manufacture items through various meetings.
3) Participants then make items at the place where they live at the moment.
4) We buy the finished product.
5) We sell the items on our website, through exhibitions and via wholesale to small shops.
6) The participants then get all the sale money minus our expenses only.
Beside this magnanimous work the NBC Operation headquarters deals with charity t-shirts, animal protection goods, 'stop abusing children' goods and merchandise from disabled peoples institutions. Each sale helps the various causes and the charity is constantly looking to encourage and initiate more activities with many more ideas and devices to approach the multitude of problems currently ongoing within the beleaguered Japanese society.
Readers will also be interested to know that Ko is part of the DIY punk scene in Japan, being the singer with the band SLANG - click here to view their website
You can also make a donation anytime via the information contained on the Slang MySpace site HERE
UK Subs message to our fans:
Charlie, Yuko, Jet, Alvin and Jamie would like to express their sincere thanks to all those Subs fans out there who have supported the T&M charity and Japanese relief fund over the last few years. Your continued support and donations really do make a difference. We are proud to have YOU as our fans. Thank YOU!