The following news story appeared on the T&M homepage:
CHARLIE & ALVIN APPEAR ON NEW CHARITY ALBUM
The beginning of 2012 saw the release on iTunes of a superb new charity compilation double album called 'SEX DRUGS & HIV". The brainchild of Mat Sargent, bassist with Sham 69 from 2001 to 2006, it features over 200 musicians, boasts 40 Tracks and has been an incredible 15 years in the making, with Mat having started in 1996. The album is in support of four charities: The Terrence Higgins Trust, Release, Rape Crisis and Cancer Research UK.
Charlie (pictured left) sings vocals on the song 'Getting Better', which also features fellow Urban Dog Knox, as well as providing backing vocals on 'No Fun Here' to Micky Fitz of The Business' lead vocals. Charlie also plays harmonica on another track, entitled 'Gone So Long', which has Mat Sargent (pictured below right) on vocals as well as ex-Sub Daryl Bath on guitar.
Alvin Gibbs plays bass on a track called 'Private Agenda', and another ex-Sub, drummer Pete Davies appears on 'Heroin', which has Pauline Black (The Selecter) on vocals, Tony Barber (The Buzzcocks) on bass, as well as guitar work from Paul Fox (The Ruts), Dave Parsons (Sham 69) and Boz Boorer (Morrissey).
Charlie and Pete Davies recorded their tracks in 1996 with Alvin coming to a later session in 1998. Other ex-Subs on the album include Karl Morris and Tezz Roberts.
You can see each tracks' musician list on the website www.sexdrugsandhiv.com as well as reading all about how the project has progressed - there are also some trailers and video montages which features footage of everyone, along with lots more information.
There is also merchandise to buy to support this fabulous project.
THERE WILL ALSO BE A 'ROCKUMENTARY' RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.
PLEASE WATCH THE PROMO VIDEO BELOW...
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM NOW!
Although each individual track is available to download on its own for £0-79p, Time & Matter urges you to get the whole album for a bargain £15-99. When funding is in place, the project will consider releasing a proper CD version... but for now...
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS AMAZING PROJECT
- Recording Sessions Photo archive on Facebook - click here
- Sex, drugs and HIV Facebook page - please 'like' it! - click here
Below: The recording studio wall of participants' signatures - click to enlarge