Subhumans - From The Cradle To The Grave (RSD Essential, Deep Purple Vinyl)
Subhumans - From The Cradle To The Grave
- RSD Essential
- Deep Purple Vinyl LP
- Indie Exclusive
RELEASE DATE: 03/03/2023
While the A-side contains nine short sharp bursts of energized punk, gleefully embracing all points of the spikey spectrum, from the breakneck thrash of "Reality Is Waiting For A Bus" to the ominous dirge of "Wake Up Screaming", it is the ambitious title track that really captures the imagination, its sprawling sixteen-plus-minute running time telling the sorry tale of the human life cycle across a myriad of dynamic acts. If anyone was still in any doubt, it was the band defiantly setting out their stall as a creative entity that existed outside the stifling constraints of perceived musical sub-genres. Committed to tape by the visionary John Loder at Southern Studios at the tail end of 1983, it was released in April 1984 to widespread acclaim – and only kept from the No. 1 spot in the Independent Charts by New Order!
A3. Waste Of Breath
A4. Where's The Freedom?
A5. Reality Is Waiting For A Bus
A6. Us Fish Must Swim Together
A7. Wake Up Screaming
B1. From The Cradle To The Grave