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Playlist 17 June 2010

Bradley's Blog Admin | 12:17 UK time, Friday, 18 June 2010

The singer with the UK Subs is a subject of endless fascination for the presenter of this programme. Charlie Harper was in his 30s when the band were playing in the Roxy Club in

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London. Nowadays, thirty doesn't seem to be that old to the regular readers of this blog, I suspect, but in 1977 we were all under instruction not to trust anyone who'd been on this earth for more than three decades. Unless he was John Peel. But a while back, the journalist John Robb described Charlie as not only a punk rock survivor, but a survivor of the British Beat Boom of the 1960s. What a great insight into the UK Subs and a compliment to Charlie, who played a part in the only two British music movements of any note during the past century.
Charlie Harper is 66 and still sings.

B 52s - 52 Girls
Girls At Our Best! - I'm Beautiful Now
John Cale - Heartbreak Hotel
UK Subs - The Same Thing
Stereo Models - Move Fast Stay Ahead
Tweeds - I'm Thru
Triffids - Jesus Calling
Johnny Moped - Panic Button
Glaxo Babies - Avoiding The Issue
The Stems - Can't Resist
Seeds - Up In Her Room (edit)
The Names - Nightshift
Richard Hell - Blank Generation
The Creation - For All That I Am
Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers

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