THE 100 CLUB PUNK FESTIVAL September 20th & 21st, 1976
The first night of the lengendary two-night punk festival opened with the debut of the Subway Sect. Malcolm Mclaren, manager of the Sex Pistols and promoter of the festival, saw the Sect and asked them to play. Having only played at a party before, (according to Rob Symmons) they agreed and they practiced in a rehearsal room in Chelsea that was set up by Mclaren. The show started with the Sect taking the stage in their dull grey clothes and going right into a song called 'No Love'. Rob Symmons described it as "an aggressive, trebly tune with just a guitar and Vic on vocals". The other songs that were most likely played consisted of 'Nobody's Scared', 'Contradictions', and 'Don't Split It'. Many of the acts were recorded. The Clash, the Damned, the Sex Pistols, and the debut of Siouxsie and the Banshees were all taped. Since no recording of Subway Sect from the 100 Club has surfaced, the show was either never rercorded, or the tapes have been lost over time. If a tape ever surfaces, it would be a great discovery.
Resources: Melody Maker October 2, 1976, Rob Symmons Interview 1999