iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Warhead 25th Anniversary Marquee Concert by U.K. Subs, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Warhead 25th Anniversary Marquee Concert

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

If the Starz concert DVD Back in Action: Live 2003 is the quintessential view of a band frontman ravaged by time, perhaps U.K. Subs singer Charlie Harper, in his obligatory Misfits T-shirt, is a close second on Warhead: 25th Anniversary Marquee Concert. He sings with an enthusiasm that makes up for the years that are impossible to hide. Bassist Alvin Gibbs and guitarist Nick Garrett do a good job of choreographing their jumps, and are somewhat better at fending off Father Time. This generous helping of 23 slices of U.K. Subs music survives Harper's transformation from relevant punk rocker to a hard-rocking cantankerous old man — think Mr. Wilson from the Dennis the Menace TV show on steroids. Listening to the music without your eye on the images, you'll find that the playing is precise and on target, which makes for a nice audio complement to this documentary. Superbly put together by the astute and clever Dave Meehan, the top-notch camera angles and excitement are captured forever. And it's a good thing, because the thought of Charlie Harper doing this on the band's 50th anniversary is a scary proposition. Secret Films director Meehan has a knack for capturing the energy and making all his films larger than life, and this is no exception. There are lots of effects, but they always add to the music and deliver an extra jolt of excitement. "Rockers" takes the energy level down to metallic sludge, the roller coaster composition swinging back up on the chorus. "Crash Course" sounds like a stripped-down Mott the Hoople, Harper doing his best Ian Hunter, drummer Steve Roberts, also fighting the onset of age, wailing away on a mission. Taped on October 24, 2002, in London, there's a decent interview included. The singer's self-deprecating quip "and for our 200th birthday next year, we are the "Endangered Species," before plowing into that number, is meant to be prophetic. The ominous drumbeat/intro of the superb "Ice Age" is played incessantly over the menu to good effect.

Biography

Formed: 1976

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

As part of the original punk rock movement in England during the mid-'70s, the U.K. Subs scored several hit singles in their homeland, switching between politically charged material and party-hearty rockers. Led by singer Charlie Harper (who previously fronted a R&B outfit called the Marauders), the U.K. Subs formed in November of 1976, after Harper discovered the Damned. Originally called the Subversives before shortening their name, Harper recruited guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Steve Slack,...
Full Bio
Warhead 25th Anniversary Marquee Concert, U.K. Subs
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Followers

Contemporaries