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Vic Godard & Subway Sect / The Bell Peppers / Super Fast Girlie Show

Friday, 17 May 2013 - 8:00pm

 
Vic Godard
Mark Braby
Paul Myers
Kevin Younger
 
Emerging from the 100 Club punk scene of 76, Subway Sect debuted alongside their contemporaries The Clash and Sex Pistols.
 
With Rob Symmons on guitar, Paul Myers on Bass and Paul Packham on drums, their garage sound and sense of melody set them apart from the usual run-of-the-mill punk acts that joined the conveyor belt that year. By the time their first album What’s The Matter Boy? was released, the line up had  changed five times. The influence of The Black Arabs and the Chimes brothers on this LP produced a poppier, soulful sound.
 
 
 
In the 1980s Vic got together with musicians whose talents allowed him to experiment with Jazz, Swing and Motown beats. Beginning with the ‘Songs for Sale’ Subway Sect - Chris Bostock, Rob Marche, Sean McLusky and Dave Collard. Then recording ‘Trouble’ with Working Week and Pete Thomas’s Jumping Jive.
 
 
The 90s saw the beginnings of some fruitful collaborations with Motion Records- Twenty Odd Years 1999, Sans End 2002 and Singles Anthology 2005. We Oppose all Rock and Roll (1996) was the first of three successful releases on Overground Records, followed in 2007 with 1978 Now and in 2010 with the well received We Come as Aliens. Close ties were forged with Edwyn Collins, who produced three albums for Vic in the ‘90’s- Long term Side Effects, In Trouble Again in 1998 and End of the Surrey People in 1993 
 
Last year Vic and the Sect started recording their next album, 1979 Now for Aed Records with Edwyn producing. The album is a collection of songs originally written for The Black Arabs on their first tour supporting Dexy’s in 1979.The songs were also performed at a Subway Sect gig in early 1980 with Bob Ward and Paul Myers reuniting as the rhythm section. Two of the songs are being released as a 7” in a couple of months.
 
Don't miss this rare Preston appearance from the Subway Sect! 
 
Plus
 

SUPER FAST GIRLIE SHOW

 
 
"Super Fast Girlie Show ignore the rock'€™n'€™roll rules; this is louder, this is faster; they have created a gloriously dark powerful sound that literally pummels you to the wall, wave upon wave of unrelenting power that makes you feel alive as it envelopes you, seeping into your pores becoming part of your psyche…each €˜song€™ is a brief sonic blast, punishing beats, shards of effect driven guitar mayhem as Pash struggles to bellow over the top…song titles like ‘Lube’, ‘Mind Control’ and ‘Freaks’ tell you all you need to know.
 
Super Fast Girlie Show are about impact, they are taking their primitive bass sound farther than anyone else, they make a truly terrifying howl but what makes them quite so effective is their ability to retain their musicality; it would be easy to crank out sheets of feedback, to batter your audience into submission, the Girlie Show avoid that cul-de-sac by understanding the musical connections between all of us and the beat, and are jaw droppingly impressive as a result." LOUDER THAN WAR 

 

THE BELL PEPPERS

 

 
This duo from Manchester, Meek Bell & Dee Pepper allegedly, play all the guitars and percussion on these instrumentals that unite pre-rock ‘n’ roll innocence with a garage primitivism. There’s very little updating or overhaul of the formula – think of the authentic retro reverence of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis combined with a bit of Cramps rawness – and the band are not as intense or fuzzy as the current surf-rock meisters Y Niwl but there is a tuneful allure and refreshing lack of pretence or archness in their celebration of the innocence of an earlier age. 
 
Tickets are £8 advance (£10 on the door) and are available now from The Continental Bar (01772 499 425), Action Records (01772 884 772), Preston Tourist Info (01772 253 731) and online from wegottickets.com and seetickets.com
 
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