subs - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Formed: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Great catchy punk with cool teenage angst lyrics:

Living around here makes me want to throw up
Cuz people around here say we gotta grow up

Sadly split soon after this one single. Bassist Derek Forbes played in Simple Minds until 1985, then German synth types Propaganda, before eventually joining Big Country. Guitarist Kevin Key went on to The Jolt and The Primevals. Drummer Alisdair MacKenzie came up for air in The Alleged, The Cuban Heels and Apes In Control!, and found some brief minor fame as a producer. Vocalist Callum Cuthbertson appeared to do nothing music-wise after the split.



Singles & Albums

Subs - Gimme Your HeartGimme Your Heart (7", 1978)

Various Artists

Punk Collection Vol. 2 Italy LP 1978 (RCA Victor): Gimme Your Heart

Raiding The Vaults. Stiff Rarities & Oddities Volume 2 UK CD 2003 (Blitz/Pickwick Group): Gimme Your Heart

The Big Stiff Box Set UK 4xCD 2007 (Salvo): Gimme Your Heart

The Scots Are Coming - Scottish Punk Rock Rarities 1977-'82 Belgium CDR 2012 (AK79 Records/Hellfire Club): Party Clothes

Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland (1977-1984) ?? 3xCD 2005 (no label): Gimme Your Heart

Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) UK 4xCD Box Set 2016 (Cherry Red): Gimme Your Heart



Bored Teenagers

Punk 77




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