Dick Lucas (Subhumans UK)
SPB: You’re at least somewhat active in three different bands. Do you make a point with Subhumans to differentiate your vocal sound or delivery from your other bands? How so?
Lucas: No. What sets the vocal sound for any song [is] whichever band is the music I'm singing to: so hard and fast leads to fairly tuneful yelling, whereas a slower song has the space to allow me to be able to hit the good melodic notes without losing breath. A lot of the Subhumans' songs are in the hard and fast bracket, but even the slower ones are prone to the other deciding element when it comes to vocal sound, which is my age at the time of recording! Like a lot of things, singing gets better over time, and the early recordings are full of strained and missed notes. Not that it mattered at the time!