"Look out girl, here it comes again"

Tomorrows Girls Front cover (UK)  Tomorrows Girls Back cover (UK)

  • Above: Tomorrows Girls UK release, 1979, front & back cover.
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Cat. No: GEMS 10 (PB 9423)
GEM Records
31st August 1979

A-Side: Tomorrows Girls (Harper) 2.24
Run-out groove:

B-Side: Scum Of The Earth (Harper, Garratt) 2.15
            Telephone Numbers (Harper, Garratt, Slack, Lions (sic)) 1.03
Run-out groove: PLAY LOUD GEMS-10-B-1 A2+1

Line Up

Vocals: Charlie Harper
Nick Garratt
Paul Slack
Peter Davies

Second single release for Gem, recorded at Kingsway with John McCoy. A remix of the version on Another Kind Of Blues with slightly more radio friendly lyrics (no "piss it in your ear" on the BBC thank you!) plus two brand new tracks on the b-side, rushed out to promote the album.
The cover features Paul and Steve Slack's sister Joanne (AKA Sindy Yob who also ran the official fan club)
You can also see Pete Davies' leg sticking out from behind the hoarding on the left hand side (he was dating Jo at the time).

The single produced the Subs' second top thirty hit, entering the UK top 100 on the 8th of September 1979, staying there for 6 weeks, peaking at number 28 (Source: Guinness British Hit Singles 11th edition). Again they performed on Top Of The Pops.

Only pressed on blue vinyl and all with a picture sleeve* (if there are black vinyl copies then they're the rarest Subs release ever!) There are at least twenty copies on ebay at any one time (usually very optimistically described as rare or even mega-rare). Gem probably over-estimated how well it would sell -based on sales of Stranglehold which charted higher and for longer. As a result they pressed too many!

*There are two types of sleeve for this release. A stiff card one as well as a thinner paper sleeve, with the former being the more commonplace.

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Demonstration Sample - Not For Sale Demo Sample A-Side Demonstration Sample - Not For Sale Demo Sample B-Side
Blue Vinyl A-Side Blue Vinyl A-Side         Blue Vinyl B-Side Blue Vinyl B-Side

From the Mark Chadderton U.K. Subs collection From the Mark Chadderton U.K. Subs collection

  • Above: GEM Records in-store promotional sticker, front and back - click images to enlarge

Blue label

  • Above: Tomorrows Girls with rare blue label. Picture taken from an e-bay auction 2009. If you have a copy of this blue label version This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  a scan...


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Tour news

Tour News

Full page advert

Tomorrows Girls press ad

  • Above: Tomorrows Girls press ad, NME, 8th September 1979. Click to enlarge.

Tomorrows Girls half page press ad

  • Above: Record Mirror music paper advert, page 14, 15 September 1979
  • Below: Music press news stories - unknown date or origin - click to enlarge

From the Peter DC collection

Single review

Sounds playlist

  • Above: Tomorrows Girls appears in Gary Bushell's playlist (Shock Horror! Wink)
    From the Pete Davies Archive

NME chart

  • Above: NME chart heralds Tomorrows Girls entering the chart, 15th September 1979, pg2.
    From the Pete Davies Archive

Alternative chart

Alternative Chart


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