Subway Sect

Retrospective

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Although they recorded their debut LP in 1977, it was never properly released due to trouble with manager Bernie Rhodes, who was frying bigger fish managing The Clash. As a result, A Retrospective is a collection of singles and tracks recorded for John Peel's BBC radio show, but despite the cut-and-paste nature of the LP, it's a consistently exciting slab of classic punk rock, with Godard ranting semi-tunefully and the band bashing away with more bravado than musical ability. Not grade-A punk rock, but for fans of the genre who are willing to make the effort, this collection is rewarding.