|June 20th, 2006
Grey Topper remembered.
Here's a request from Tony Hill – author of If The Kids Are United (‘the working-class Fever Pitch’) published by Victor Gollancz and reprinted by Orion.
I’m from a Nottinghamshire pit village called Jacksdale, once home to legendary (and infamous during the punk years) music venue The Grey Topper. Sadly the building is currently being demolished, so me and a local historian are trying to put together the history of the place (it started out as a picture palace/music hall). It seems a bit surreal now that the likes of Bill Haley, The Sweet, early Adam and the Ants, Simple Minds, The UK Subs, Toyah, The Ruts (shortly before singer Malcolm Owen died of a drug overdose) and Ultravox played in a mining village. I’d love to ask any of the UK Subs if they can remember playing there (or hear from fans who saw them there). Any copies of a tour poster (or ticket) with The Grey Topper on would be great. Thanks - email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Nov 2nd, 2005
||The UK Subs Live album form Frances' Combat Rock "Violent State" is now available (But not from us). It comes in a nice digi pack and looks very similar to the reissue of Quintessentials/Riot CD called "Complete Riot" (That one will be available from us in January). That is because Combat Rock used the Poster for the "Last Riot" Tour as a basis for the CD. The poster and "Complete Riot" CD were both designed by John Joh. Combat Rock's Violent State includes bonus tracks from "The Revolution's here" 7" - DD
Violent State: Livin' Dead, Squat 96, Emotional Blackmail, Cyberjunk, State Of Alert, Mouth On A Stick, New York State Police, Organized Crime, Quintessentials, Works (New Song only available on this release), Sensitive Boys, Ice Age, Crash Course, Tomorrow's Girls, Warhead, Riot, Strangle Hold, I couldn't Be You, Limo Life, Punk Rock ist Nicht Tot (Only available on this release), Bonus Tracks: Reclaim The Streets, Metro, Go Home, Something In The Air, The Revolution's Here.
Complete Riot: Jump On It, Your Ego, War On The Pentagon 1 & 2, Quintessentials, State Of Alert, The Day Of The Dead, AK47, Media Man, Mouth On A Stick, Outside Society, Bitter & Twisted, Accident Prone, Killer Cops, Psychosis, Squat 96, Dunblane, Cyberjunk, Rebel Radio, Power Corrupts, Preacher, Riot, Chemical War, Paradise Burning, House Of Cards, Human Rights,Guilty Man, Lost Not Found, Music For The Deaf, Beggars & Bums, Little Red Book, Flat Earth Society.