From The Cradle To The Grave (RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Deep Purple)
Release Date: 03/03/2023
Label: Pirates Press Records / RSD Essentials
Release type: RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Deep Purple Colored Vinyl LP Pressing
Indie Exclusive * With their eclectic influences and scintillating musicianship, Subhumans were never going to be content to trot out anarcho punk by numbers, but no-one was really prepared for the progressive brilliance of their sophomore album, From The Cradle To The Grave. Whilst the A-side contains nine short sharp bursts of energised punk, gleefully embracing all points of the spikey spectrum, from the breakneck thrash of Reality Is Waiting For A Bus to the ominous dirge of Wake Up Screaming, it is the ambitious title track that really captures the imagination, its sprawling sixteen-plus-minute running time telling the sorry tale of the human life cycle across a myriad of dynamic acts. If anyone was still in any doubt, it was the band defiantly setting out their stall as a creative entity that existed outside the stifling constraints of perceived musical sub-genres. Committed to tape by the visionary John Loder at Southern Studios at the tail end of 1983, it was released in April 1984 to widespread acclaim Ð and only kept from the No. 1 spot in the Independent Charts by New Order!
- Waste Of Breath
- Where's The Freedom?
- Reality Is Waiting For A Bus
- Us Fish Must Swim Together
- Wake Up Screaming
- From The Cradle To The Grave