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First Full Length Album

wow. there arent enough words to describe how important this band has been to my life. i still remember the first time i heard this album. "The Day the Country Died" grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go. It was like being woken up. The world was on fire. They knew it and so did I. dick lucas was obviously inspired by crass and george orwell's "1984" when he crafted this lyrically distopian album. musically, "The Day the Country Died" stands the test of time but lyrically it seems a little immature when compared to the rest of thier work. That's ok, though. As with all Subhumans recordings, "The Day the Country Died" is definitely worth having. But be careful, their music has been known to change lives... for better or for worse. You decide.

You owe it to yourself, BUY IT!

This band changed my life, and this is the record that I heard first! I cannot begin to describe how profound this album is! It is so worth owning that it is ridiculous!

Compare w/EP-LP. One of the Best Socio-political Punk Albums Ever

Arguably, the defining album by the Subhumans. Either this or EP-LP. But since this was originally an album, and EP-LP was originally 4 EPs, there you have it. Regardless, this is easily one of the best of intelligent socio-political punk rock and highly influencial on lots of musicians and youth who knew about it. Experience the angst of the blue-collar kids in the UK under Thatcher's reign. The atomic bomb drop at the opening of the album completely sets the tone for the whole thing. The only thing missing is the way that they hand-lettered all of the lyrics to this album. Quite fascinating. If you like Subhumans later albums, you owe it to yourself to get Citzen Fish: same band minus one member.


Formed: 1980 in Cornwall, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

U.K. anarchist punk collective Subhumans formed in the Trowbridge area of Wiltshire in 1980, comprised of vocalist Dick, guitarist Bruce, bassist Phil, and drummer Trotsky. The band enjoyed success as one of the more literate and musically athletic British punk ensembles between 1980 and 1985, occupying the middle ground between the Clash's political songcraft and Crass' experimental warfare. Through five full-length records on their own BLUURG label (The Day the Country Died, From the Cradle to...
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