Ahead of his show at The Admiral on Friday 13th November (tickets) , we asked Subway Sect legend and all round post-punk muse Vic Godard if he would like to write us something about playing in Glasgow over the years. Today is the last Godard in Glasgow, bringing us right up to date. We’d like to thank Vic and George for such a brilliant blog, it’s been hugely popular and we’ve really enjoyed hosting him. Catch him this Friday at The Admiral. For the last time…for now…Vic’s Here:
With several 1979 NOW! tracks in the bag AED Records decided to release a 7”: ‘Caught In Midstream’ and ‘You Bring Out The Demon In Me’ on Record Store Day (20/04/2013.) To celebrate I played an acoustic set at Monorail Music with Sexual Objects‘ Davy, Douglas and Simon.
My second visit to Glasgow in 2013 was as the Jazzateers guest (27the June) at an event celebrating their legendary album Rough 46 at Stereo, promoted by the Glasgow Jazz Festival and the Creeping Bent Organisation. It was great singing old standards with The Jazz Independents: Mick Slaven, Campbell Owens, Andy Alston and Colin Auld (Jazzateers) on drums with James Kirk joining us for Felicity:
Back again in November 2013, teaming up with The Sexual Objects to perform the whole of ‘What’s the Matter Boy’ (1980 MCA) live at the CCA, with special guests Andy Alston & James Kirk. We did a couple of songs in the soundcheck that we didn’t manage to fit in to the set including She’s My Best Friend:
Photo of Davy and Vic courtesy of Dean Taylor
Last year Subway Sect returned for Sounds In The Suburbs with the SOBs at Stereo (14/11/2014) with more line up changes(!). At the beginning of the year Paul Cook and Paul Myers left to re-start the Professionals, so I was delighted that Sexual Object and drum yob Ian Holford agreed to join us and, at the same time, part-time Sectee Yusuf B’Layachi turned full-time on guitar. Mark Braby went back to bass and Kevin Younger remained on guitar/keyboards.
This year we’re back for Sounds in the Suburbs at The Admiral with The Sexual Objects on 13th November and you guessed it, there has been a line up change, only the one though! Yusuf moved to Hamburg at the end of 2014 and the Sect returned to a four piece with me back on guitar. Tickets from Alan Suburb and Tickets Scotland:
That’s all folks! Thanks Vic.