Vic’s musical adventure which has taken him from post-punk to postman began in 1976 when he formed the Subway Sect. They went on tour with The Clash on their White Riot Tour in 1977, as well as becoming a regular feature on the new Punk scene.They released their debut single, Nobody’s Scared’ in March 1978 on Braik Records and then THE classic single Ambition was released on Rough Trade Records. The band split, reformed & then split again in 1980.
In 1981 Vic got together with Chris Bostock, Rob Marche, Sean McLusky and Dave Collard, musicians whose talents allowed him to experiment with Jazz, Swing and Motown. The result was an album of ’40s-style crooner music entitled Songs For Sale.In 1982 Godard recorded an album at Olympic Studios, called T.R.O.U.B.L.E. with London Jazz group ‘Working Week’ and ‘Pete Thomas’s Jumping Jive’, a sophisticated swing-jazz album. The album was shelved and Vic retired from music to become a postman. The album was eventually being released in 1985.
In 1992 Vic rekindled his interest in music making demos on a portastudio before linking up with Edwyn Collins and contributing to his Gorgeous George album. As well as making new music through out the nineties and into the new millennium Vic has also been documenting the Subway Sect history with releases like Live & Rare Vol 1 & 2, various Anthologies plus 30 Odd years and the latest release 1979 Now
The music of Vic Godard has always been varied & interesting both on record and live. The early punk stuff was so much more than the 3 chord thrash of the day. Through the Jazz & Swing era to the Northern Soul influenced songs it’s always a pleasure to see and hear Vic Godard & Subway Sect.
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