The U.K. Subs were part of the original punk rock movement in England that formed in 1976, with the initial name of the Subversives. The band's founder, ex-ladies hairdresser Charlie Harper selected guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Paul Slack, and various drummers - eventually, with Pete Davis the line-up became fairly stable - under the initial name "U.K. Subversives". The band played several John Peel sessions in 1977 and 1978 for BBC Radio 1, and then signed a recording contract with GEM Records. Under GEM, the U.K. Subs recorded an album in 1979 called Another Kind of Blues. The group also played a few opening gigs for The Police, as well as recording a set at The Roxy (a punk club), which was issued in 1980 as Live Kicks. Their biggest selling album came with 1980s Crash Course.
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