C86 Show - Indie Pop

Culture Shock, Citizen Fish & Subhumans special with Dick Lucas

September 22, 2020

Culture Shock, Citizen Fish & Subhumans special with Dick Lucas in conversation with David Eastaugh

Culture Shock is an English punk rock band formed in Warminster, Wiltshire in 1986 by Dick Lucas, previously of the Subhumans. Over their four-year history the band played hundreds of gigs, including frequent appearances at free festivals, and released three studio albums on the Bluurg record label. Lucas’ lyrics were mostly concerned with social and political issues, from cruelty to animals, Northern Ireland, war, and social alienation, but were far from angry rants, often finding a positive and empowering perspective.

Culture Shock split at the end of 1989, as Bill and Nige both had young families to support. Dick went on to form Citizen Fish with Jasper, the bassist on Culture Shock’s final album, and two other former members of the Subhumans.

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