U.K. Subs - Keep On Running (Til You Burn)
Original Release Date1981
UK 7" 1981 (Gem - GEMS 45)
A Keep On Running (Til You Burn) 2:33
B Perfect Girl 1:59
UK 7" 1981 (Gem - GEMEP 45)
A1 Keep On Running (Til You Burn) 2:33
A2 Ice Age 2:51
B1 Perfect Girl 1:59
B2 Party In Paris (French Version) 2:41
Chart PlacingsUK Chart Hit: 41, 5 wks
Produced by Peter Collins for Loose Ends Productions Ltd.
A1,B1 : Produced by Peter Collins for Loose Ends Productions Ltd.
A2,B2: Produced by Nicky Garratt
Charlie Harper - vocals
Nicky Garratt - guitar
Alvin Gibbs - bass
Steve Roberts - drums
Reviews & Opinions
FRED DELLAR, SMASH HITS, APRIL 16 -29, 1981:It's the old repetitious-phrase-plus-insistent-beat ploy, which always stands a reasonable chance of success given a fair following wind. Basically though, 'Running' is just another sub-standard Subs standard, pressed on boat race winning, Oxford blue vinyl.PUNKY GIBBON: The last Subs single to chart, but it fared worse than previous efforts, possibly because the band thought it would be a wheeze to photograph themselves decked out in New Romantic duds, but partly because it was a slight step down in quality. 'Keep On Running' kicks off with a rip-off of the 'Message In A Bottle' riff and plays like a Diminished Responsibility outtake, while 'Perfect Girl' is a short punkier number Subs by rote. Don't get me wrong, this disc is certainly okay, but it was their weakest 7" to date. The EP version (on black vinyl only) added the diabolical/hilarious French-language version of "Party In Paris' (a fan club freebie) and a demo version of 'Ice Age', which was subsequently recorded properly for Endangered Species.
UK 7" 1981 (Gem - GEMS 45). Blue vinyl. Click here for more
UK 7" 1981 (Gem - GEMEP 45). Click here for more