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Vic Godard & The Subway Sect - A Retrospective (1977-81) FLAC album

Performer: Vic Godard
Genre: Rock / Soul and Funk music / Pop music
Title: A Retrospective (1977-81)
Country: Japan
Released: 1984
Style: Punk, Soul, New Wave
FLAC version ZIP size: 1850 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1173 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1310 mb
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Somebody is on the ball here, that's for sure, as this simply titled collection is indeed all that you'd want from a "retrospective. It's the brief early period of a genius artist's career that was recorded but not widely released, and here it all comes to light. In the past we had to make due with just a couple of 7" records that whet all appetites but failed to satisfy completely in their brevity. Though Godard discovered jazz-pop and swing/soul in 1980, ending this band's most primal and important work in one step, he was the first post-punk artist along with the Banshees, Public Image Lt. Warsaw, and some others who gave us a movement that still burns brightly. Finally here's the necessary extra proof.

Vic Godard (born Victor John Napper) is a British singer-songwriter formerly of the punk group Subway Sect. He is now also a solo performer, while continuing to appear with various incarnations of Subway Sect. Born Victor John Napper in Mortlake, south-west London, Godard was raised in nearby Barnes.

Listen free to Vic Godard & The Subway Sect – A Retrospective (1977-81) (Nobody's Scared, Don't split it and more). 12 tracks (). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. A new version of Last.

What's The Matter Boy? Vic Godard & Subway Sect. A Retrospective (1977-81) Vic Godard Rough Trade LP 1985. Nobody's Scared, Don't Split It, Chain Smoking, Parallel Lines, Ambition, Double Negative, Head Held High, Stool Pigeon, A Different Story, Spring Is Grey, Watching The Devil, Stop That Girl. End Of The Surrey People Vic Godard Postcard LP & CD 1993. Imbalance, Johnny Thunders, The Water Was Bad, Malicious Love, On The Shore, Nullify My Reputation (I'm Gonna), Won't Turn Back, Talent To Follow, Same Mistakes, The Pain Barrier, I Can't Stop You, The End Of The Surrey People. Long Term Side-Effect. See Subway Sect line-ups and contributors for each album from 76 onwards. See Vic Godard & Subway Sect upcoming dates.

В 1977 Subway Sect едут в совместный тур с The Clash "White Riot Tour", в 78-ом выпускают два сингла "Nobody’s Scared" и "Ambition", и записываются в программе Джона Пила. Слушатели ждут дебютный альбом, однако Vic меняет все планы, распускает команду и набрав новых музыкантов записывает совсем не панковский альбом "What's The Matter Boy?" (1980) под вывеской "Vic Godard & Subway Sect"  . 2010 - Vic Godard & Subway Sect - We Come As Aliens. VA - Wessex'81/82/84.

Chain Smoking by Vic Godard And The Subway Sect with guitar chords and tabs. Currently we only support YouTube videos, but we will be adding other video (and audio!) services in the near future. Where can we find your performance?

Artist: Vic Godard and Subway Sect. Album: 1979 NOW! Released: 2014. Format: MP3 320Kbps, FLAC. FLAC (199 mb): hitfile: download. Previously on NewAlbumReleases. net: No Related Post.

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A1 Nobody's Scared
A2 Don't Split It
A3 Chain Smoking
A4 Parallel Lines
A5 Ambition
A6 Double Negative
B1 Head Held High
B2 Stool Pigeon
B3 A Different Story
B4 Spring Is Grey
B5 Watching The Devil
B6 Stop That Girl
Backing Band [Recorded With] – Black Arabs

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – The Cartel
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rough Trade
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-14746
  • Pressed By – Lyntone Recordings Ltd. – LYN-14747
  • Mastered At – CBS Studios, London
  • Lacquer Cut At – CBS Studios, London


  • Design [Sleeve Design At Assorted Images] – Baker Dave
  • Lacquer Cut By – TimTom* (tracks: A1 to A6), TY* (tracks: B1 to B6)
  • Performer – The Subway Sect*
  • Plated By – .Z.*
  • Producer – Bernard Rhodes (tracks: B6), Mickey Foote (tracks: A5, B3), Mike Robinson (tracks: A6, B1, B2, B5), Robin Millar (tracks: B4), Tony Wilson (tracks: A1 to A4)
  • Written-By, Performer – Vic Godard


Tracks A1 to A4, A6 to B2, B5 released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd produced for Radio One, John Peel Show, (4.12.78) produced for Radio One, John Peel Show, (24.10.77).

Printed inner sleeve contains the chronicles of the different incarnations of The Subway Sect I to IV between 1977-80.
Two different inner sleeves exist : soft paper with orange cross on white background, reverse has black background and orange lettering for liner notes. Alternative inner is in thick stiff paper, black cross on white background ; the reverse has liner notes with black lettering over orange background. Released at the same time but thick inner is less common.

Made in the UK.

℗ 1984 Rough Trade.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ROUGH-56-A LYN-14746-ICBS .Z. TimTom;cbs
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ROUGH-56-B LYN-14747-ICBS .Z. TY
  • Label Code: LC 5661

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
25RTL-3005 Vic Godard & The Subway Sect* Vic Godard & The Subway Sect* - A Retrospective (1977-81) ‎(LP, Comp) Rough Trade 25RTL-3005 Japan 1984

Typo above. A5 is not BBC/Peel, but B5 is BBC/Peel.

There's also an original Japanese pressing of this complete with obi