Recently, The Subway’s eponymous debut turned 9. Nostalgic and endearing, this album is most definitely worth celebrating.
The album was a huge accomplishment for the small town Subways; they had been struggling to record prior to their introduction at Glastonbury. They were even lucky enough to have it produced by none other than Ian Broudie, front man of the Lightning Seeds. In 2007, two years after its release, Young for Eternity was certified ‘gold’- selling over 100,000 copies!
Some of Britain’s strongest singles to come out of the indie scene are undoubtedly located on this masterpiece. No party is complete without the ageless ‘Rock & Roll Queen’ being blared out of the iPod dock at midnight! Another invigorating toe-tapper ‘Oh Yeah’ also charted well from the album and still stands today as one of The Subway’s cult classics. However, some forgotten gems failed to be released as singles and yet these are a few of the best songs ever recorded. The heart rendering ‘Mary’ takes us through a story of a beloved mate who is always there for you ‘when there’s no one else around’. Moreover, the excellent ‘I Want to Hear What You Have Got to Say’ remains as an inebriating listen; a track guaranteed to seal your love for The Subways.