LETV217LP - HUNTINGTON BEACH (Transparent Green)
LETV219LP - UNIVERSAL (Transparent Yellow)
LETV355LP - JAPAN TODAY (Transparent Red)
LETV356LP - MAD COW FEVER (Transparent Purple)
LETV357LP - NORMAL SERVICE RESUMED (Transparent Blue & Purple)
The most exciting of these releases are the Universal and Normal Service Resumed LPs, which are double vinyls, as they also come with the free live CD that was issued with the original CD album versions.
These live recordings have never before been issued on vinyl and therefore are essential purchases for any U.K. Subs vinyl junkie!
U.K. SUBS RECORD STORE DAY FEATURE Number 4:
>>> MAD COW FEVER <<<
Recorded in November 1989 and August 1990, and released in January 1991, this Subs album was their ninth studio LP, this time issued by Fall Out Records.
This LP tends to split the Subs fan-base, although it has possibly got better with age.
At the time of release it was also the first studio album to follow the fantastically received classic line-up re-union LP 'Killing Time' from Harper, Garratt and Gibbs, so would have suffered greatly from comparison with that previous studio release, with a lesser known line up that comprised Darrell Bath on guitar, Flea on bass and Matthew McCoy on drums.
Another reason for this album being overlooked somewhat is the fact that half of the 14 tracks are cover versions, again, this was a big departure to what had gone before, but there were some great versions of some well known classic 60s fare included on 'Mad Cow Fever', making it well worth listening to, especially when put into context in that these were the songs that had greatly influenced the younger pre-fame Charlie Harper.
Originally issued on solid purple vinyl, this new 'Let Them Eat Vinyl' deluxe gatefold LP comes on transparent purple vinyl, and is significant also in that it is the first time since its original release that it has been re-issued on vinyl. Subs collectors will certainly welcome this new issue: over 24 years since the last.