A CELEBRATION OF VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT
Vic Godard singing with the Sexual Objects
NOV 29th - GULLIVER’S, MANCHESTER
NOV 30th - STAR & SHADOW CINEMA, NEWCASTLE
DEC 1st - STEREO, GLASGOW
DEC 2nd - THE POETRY CLUB, GLASGOW (3pm - 6pm).
See THE POETRY CLUB Facebook page.
DEC 7th - THE BOSTON ARMS, LONDON
For more info contact Andy Fraser:
t: 0207 729 5666 or 07768 443 048
The Creeping Bent Organisation is delighted to announce four special live collaborations featuring Vic Godard and The Sexual Objects entitled VIC.ism. The events will take place in Manchester on Thursday the 29th November, Newcastle on Friday the 30th November and Glasgow on Saturday the 1st December before both bands take to the stage of The Boston Arms in London on Friday the 7th December 2012.
photograph taken by Harry Papadopolous
The live performances will also feature a Sound of Young Scotland mobile exhibition of photographs taken by Harry Papadopolous. These projections will feature photos of Vic along with the Scottish groups (Orange Juice, Josef K, Fire Engines, etc) that were inspired by seeing Subway Sect on the White Riot tour thirty five years ago.
In addition, in Glasgow on Sunday the 2nd December, Vic will be taking afternoon tea with Mao Disney at The Poetry Club, before heading along to the Glasgow Film Theatre for a Godard on Godard discussion with Stephen Pastel prior to a screening of one of Jean Luc Godard’s classic ‘nouvelle vague’ films as part of the Monorail Film Club.
“things are tough, we can still picnic”
35 years ago the Subway Sect performed in Scotland on the White Riot tour, and to quote Davy Henderson, “things changed forever, baby”. The effect Sect principal Vic Godard has had on Scottish lit.pop has resonated ever since, as evidenced by his recording associations with Scottish independent labels Postcard and Creeping Bent.
But first, let’s go back, way back to May 1977 when the White Riot tour rolled into Scotland. The teenage punk cognoscenti in the audience were so enamoured by the Subway Sect’s grey treble glare and literary aspirations, that the prime movers went on to form the labels (Fast Product & Postcard) and groups (Scars, Fire Engines, Josef K, Orange Juice) that became known as ‘the Sound of Young Scotland’.
Moving on to 1980 when Postcard’s Alan Horne bootlegged the Subway Sect’s performance in London at the Music Machine, he set in motion a chain that could be said to link Scottish independent pop music from 1980 to the present. Postcard’s Orange Juice worked up a cover version of an unreleased Sect song from Horne’s bootleg, a northern soul influenced number called Holiday Hymn. Orange Juice recorded Holiday Hymn on their 1981 John Peel session for BBC Radio 1, and the rest is history. The Subway Sect’s influence on Postcard and beyond is indelible and every generation of Scottish independent pop group since has carried a torch for the Sect with lineage stretching from Orange Juice to the Pastels to Belle & Sebastian to Franz Ferdinand (and all roads in between).
The Creeping Bent Organisation has worked with Vic Godard since 1998 when Vic appeared live with Adventures in Stereo at the Royal Festival Hall as part of an evening of Creeping Bent entertainment at John Peel’s Meltdown Festival. Vic has also worked with Creeping Bent artists such as The Leopards, The Secret Goldfish, The Nectarine No9, and continues to collaborate with the label.