Subhumans


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The Day The Country Died (1983) 7/10
From The Cradle To The Grave (1984) 6.5/10
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The Subhumans were part of the British anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s alongside Conflict, Crass, Rudimentary Peni, Flux of Pink Indians, etc After the usual sequence of angry anthems, that included Demolition War (Spiderleg, 1981), Reason for Existance (Spiderleg, 1982) and Religious Wars (Spiderleg, 1982), they served one of the genre's masterpieces, The Day The Country Died (Spiderleg, 1983), It was followed by a rock opera of sorts, From The Cradle To The Grave (Bluurg, 1984).

Vocalist Dick Lucas later formed the Culture Shock and eventually (1990) rejoined two Subhumans buddies in the Citizen Fish. The new band abandoned the ultra-radical poses (although one can still detect an understated agitprop mission) in favor of an amusing melange of dub, reggae, ska and thrash. Free Souls In A Trapped Environment (Bluurg, 1991), with Supermarket Song, Wider Than a Postcard (Bluurg, 1992), Flinch (Bluurg, 1994), Millennia Madness (Lookout, 1995), Thirst (Lookout, 1996), with What Charlie Said, Psychological Background Report (Bluurg, 1997), Active Ingredience (Bluurg, 1999), with Habit, and Life Size (Honest Don, 2001), still replete with all sorts of sociopolitical issues, trace one of the most honest careers in ska-punk.

Deadline (2007) is a political collaboration with Leftover.

The Subhumans reformed for Internal Riot (2007).

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Alessandro Rusignuolo)

I Subhumans fecero parte della scena britannica anarco-punk dei primi anni ‘80 a fianco dei Conflict, Crass, Rudimentary Peni, Flux of Pink Indians, ecc. Dopo la solita sequenza di inni arrabbiati, che includeva Demolition War (Spiderleg, 1981), Reason for Existance (Spiderleg, 1982) e Religious Wars (Spiderleg, 1982), produssero uno dei capolavori del genere, The Day The Country Died (Spiderleg, 1983), a cui seguì una sorta di opera rock, From The Cradle To The Grave (Bluurg, 1984).


Il cantante Dick Lucas formò poi i Culture Shock e alla fine (1990) raggiunse due amici dei Subhumans nei Citizen Fish. La nuova band abbandonò le pose ultra radicali (anche se si può ancora rilevare un atteggiamento di sobrio agitprop) a favore di un mélange di divertenti dub, reggae, ska e thrash. Free Souls In A Trapped Environment (Bluurg, 1991), con il brano Supermarket Song, Wider Than a Postcard (Bluurg, 1992), Flinch (Bluurg, 1994), Millennia Madness (Lookout, 1995), Thirst (Lookout, 1996), con What Charlie Said, Psychological Background Report (Bluurg, 1997), Active Ingredience (Bluurg, 1999), con Habit, e Life Size (Honest Don, 2001), ancora pieni di ogni tipo di problematica socio politica, tracciarono una delle carriere più coerenti in ambito ska-punk.

Deadline (2007) fu una collaborazione politica con i Leftover.

I Subhumans si riformarono nel 2007 per l’album Internal Riot.

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