Sunday, November 07, 2010

Subway Sect: Two Hours and Counting...

This is the first time I've been giddy about a gig in a long, long time. Vic Godard is the only original Sect member aboard, but fuck it. With their literate, foreboding, subversive, often majestic clutch of songs, coming as they did from the oddest of the odd-duck claque of '76 aesthetes, I'd be dead not to be excited. It's been intimated a bit too often but yeah, they're the very definition of punk. Against it, in all its deformations. Expect a smile visible from here to your hovel when "Chain Smoking," "Stool Pigeon," "We Oppose All Rock and Roll," "Nobody's Scared," and, gulp, "Ambition" are assayed...

TS