UK SUBS: Yellow Leader: CD

The Subs are just one letter away from completing their twenty-six albums of the alphabet! If medals were given for commitment to the cause, Charlie Harper would have the Purple Heart. How many punk rockers do you know who are still knocking out records at the age of seventy? Seventy. That’s right. I’m a huge fan of the late ‘70s Subs with hits like “Stranglehold” and “Warhead.” How does the twenty-sixth album fare? Not half bad, actually, and still a head and shoulders above most of the swill that passes for punk these days. No wheel reinventing, just got some uptempo ‘77-style punk. Mandatory? No. Worthy? Yes. 

 –Tim Brooks (Captain Oi)