Whilst relaxing in the LTW ‘Green Room’ last week, my meanderings were disturbed by a shrill repetitive noise; having checked that JR wasn’t playing an ultra rare white label from some throat musicians I realised it was the fire alarm. Having safely exited I made my way to the muster point (hiccup!) and began to wonder; if there was a fire – which ten records would I save from destruction? Naturally this progressed to which ten records some of our favourite musicians would save? So, we asked a few…

Charlie Harper of The UK Subs came up with this list, and (brief) reasons – few surprises in there; what do you think?

1. The Clash ‘London Calling’ – If I were on a desert Island that would remind me of home.

Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper

2. The Ramones ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ – Maybe the first punk rock song I heard and was inspired by.

Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper

3. The Ramones ‘Pet Semetary’ – My fave Ramones song.

4. Iggy & The Stooges ‘Search and Destroy’ – Iggy, pure sex & drugs and rock and roll overdrive.

Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper

5. MC5 ‘Kick Out The Jams’ – I love MC5, and they came and saw us in Tuson, Arizona.

6. Smokie Robinson ‘Being With You’ – Reminds me of Brighton and the sea.

7. Del Shannon ‘Runaway’ – Another one of my all time favourite’s.

Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper

8. Eddie & The Hotrods ‘Do Any Thing You Wanna Do’ – Great band and singer

Saved from destruction by Charlie Harper

9. Stevie Wonder (performed by Aretha Franklin) ‘Until You Come Back To Me’ – A song writer’s song

10. Judy Garland ‘Do I Love You’ (written by Cole Porter) – I absolutely adore her and love Cole Porter songs.

Charlie also added “Maybe I should have put in a Motorhead number as I do love them. I’d pick ‘The Ace Of Spades’ and Lemmy’s version of ‘Louie Louie”

The UK Subs have recently released ‘Work In Progress’ (Captain Oi! Records), and have been confirmed as the tour support for Motorhead on their forthcoming dates. LTW reviewed a recent gig


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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


  1. […] We sincerley hope that both Lydon and his wife recover from this setback – I guess we won;t be asking John to contribute to the current LTW ‘Saved From Destruction’ series!!! […]


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