U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City

U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK 7" 1982 (Abstract - ABS 012)

1 Self Destruct 2:24
2 Police State (Part 1) 3:13
3 War Of The Roses 2:14

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 13, 12 wks


Nicky Garratt - guitar
Alvin Gibbs - bass
Charlie Harper - vocals
Kim Wylie - drums

Produced and engineered by Tony Spath

Additional Credits

Recorded at Jacobs Studios, Surrey, England, June 1982 [source: Liner notes of Endangered Species CD reissue]

Reviews & Opinions

TIM YOHANNAN, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #5, MARCH/APRIL 1983: Despite their antics and posturing on stage, the SUBS are a good band. But not a great band by any means. All three songs here are solid rockers and represent some of the best aspects of '77 Britpunk. A tip of the hat to Charlie Harper for keeping the faith (energetic), but so much has since changed. Good release.

Additional Notes

Red or black vinyl. This was issued as a 12" single in Germany.


U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City - UK 7" 1982 (Abstract - ABS 012)U.K. Subs - Shake Up The City - UK 7" 1982 (Abstract - ABS 012)

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