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28-06-2005, 19:01   #1
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all my old mates were in all the classic unsigned late 80s / early 90s punk / metal bands, heres a list, plus theres other bands ive been to see etc too, not a definitive list, but still very interesting to read and remenisce if you were part of the scene between those years..........all these bands normally get missed in books and history write ups on the sheffield scene so i thought id right the wrong

also a few indie / folky / dancey / traveller bands too

anybody remember

dog soldier
bad blood
truth decay (toured with government issue in america at least once)
bastion
systematic annexe (my first ever gig, back in 1986 at the hallamshire hotel, they also featured on a motorhate comp album)
G.G.F
Moral justice
the bland (from chesterfield - went to a party once at theres, thats when i first met jools, see the dwarf and a clipboard man thread)
deathtrash
goodbye toulouse (jools was the roadie)
amnesia
face first
slopdosh bobar and ivan crump
midnight choir?
muzzle club / bendy monsters
bad taste
radiacs
bedlam choir
lilac confusion
human perogrative
plague dogs
corpse grinders?
slbc psychoterrorism research unit
media premonition
FCS (F*** City S*******)
durango 95?
ed 209?
blind mole rat
astrids?
food
various vegetables
head
smokescreen soundsystem
dr restart ant wrapsmiths (wath upon dearne band)
dog on a rope
elfin
longpigs
wax lyrical
ju ju city
me
freezer
brained
cus cus
shell
drug free america


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28-06-2005, 19:40   #2
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I've updated the list with as much info as i can remember all the bands i've added info on i've made bold

dog soldier - kev became a p/t lecturer at sheff uni..
G.G.F - john (singer) has some merry go rounds n kids rides i think....
bad blood / face first were the same band they just swapped instruments and renamed themselves ( they not truth decay toured with government issue on the UK tour and crashed their van, hence the next GI album being called crash!)
those three bands split up early 90's and one member from each formed
truth decay which i joined in 93 (i think?!)

bastion
systematic annexe (my first ever gig, back in 1986 at the hallamshire hotel, they also featured on a motorhate comp album)
Moral justice
the bland (from chesterfield - went to a party once at theres, thats when i first met jools, see the dwarf and a clipboard man thread)
deathtrash - murray fenton is in the ****wits now
goodbye toulouse (jools was the roadie)
amnesia
slopdosh bobar and ivan crump - i've still got their demo, you came to wath and saw em with us didn't you??
midnight choir?
muzzle club / bendy monsters - bendy monsters still exist i think...
bad taste
radiacs
bedlam choir
lilac confusion
human perogrative
plague dogs
corpse grinders - a couple of em went on to form WORM, who still exist to this day...
slbc psychoterrorism research unit
media premonition
FCS (F*** City S*******) - moses is still around
durango 95
ed 209
blind mole rat - became spitboy didn't they?
astrids
food
various vegetables - signed to warp did a single and promptly split up
head
smokescreen soundsystem
dr restart ant wrapsmiths (wath upon dearne band)
dog on a rope - were from Leeds, though Rob lead singer now lives in sheffield
elfin
longpigs - one of em joined joe strummer and mescaleros
wax lyrical
ju ju city
me
freezer
brained
cus cus
shell
drug free america

others you forgot
cosa nostra
exit
the grind
dollar babies
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28-06-2005, 20:11   #3
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ah cheers stu for the extra info

i dont think ive ever seen slopdosh in wath tbh .........most of the bands ive listed are in my gig book - list of bands, dates, venues ive been to bad memory you see.

i still see moses around sheff when i get back to the motherland ......and marmite andy i email occasionly.......very occasionly.
ta for the info on truth dacay etc ........yes very incestious those bands / guys
not sure on what became of blind mole rat tbh, i think i was told once........but still forget

bendy monsters are still going, sort of ........in long term hibernation at the mo...........their websites still up however ........i have a couple of the guys email addys.......i went to school with 4 of em
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28-06-2005, 20:24   #4
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well next time your back in sheffield if you come on a weekend most of the newer punks will be at the doven rainbow.... unless theres bands playing,

this sunday most of the bands are at the DnR live, which means quite a few old faces will be out n about....
otherwise come to the city invasion for a full on nostalgia fest, i'm sure froggy and pat can chuck you around a bit to make it feel like the old days...

i'll dig some old photo's i've got of chaos uk at the hallamshire cos i know your in a couple....
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28-06-2005, 21:53   #6
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ta stu

ill have to go through all my old demo tapes and see which i still have ...........bet stus got thousands tho
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28-06-2005, 22:10   #7
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i haven't actually, i've obviously got all the Truth Decay ones, the Slopdosh one, i think i've got a couple more knocking around but that's it, i'll have a word with Jake and Rich see if they have any....
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i haven't actually, i've obviously got all the Truth Decay ones, the Slopdosh one, i think i've got a couple more knocking around but that's it, i'll have a word with Jake and Rich see if they have any....
i have one truth decay one, one slopdosh one and various others.......ggf, human perogrative, most of the muzzle clubs / bendy monsters, think i have a dog soldier one, bastion
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05-07-2005, 23:25   #9
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What about:
Chunk
Trolley Dog Shag
Kiss Me Deadly
Personality Crisis
Bride Wore Black
Hole In The Wall Gang
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oh yeah, i remember trolley dog shag and hole in the wall gang

how about dumpys rusty nuts too for an older one, always used to see their posters on walls everywhere
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how about dumpys rusty nuts too for an older one, always used to see their posters on walls everywhere
I only saw them the once at the Uni - can't remember who they supported, just that it was really loud!
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just been and had a nosy round the batfink site
interesting, im not a goth but do listen to abit here and there.
see some whitby pics too ...........i live just outside whitby
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jeezus that took some finding..........yup elfin was listed thought they were
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ooh just found these albums listed on a site, that i seemed to have missed

http://www.pasc.co.uk/comp.html

on the first album i know Hed, Smokescreen, SLBC,

on the 2nd album listed i have a tape of food?, i knew members of elfin and blind mole rat, and obviously ive heard of durango 95 and caberet voltaire

wouldnt mind getting those albums hmmmmm

and i have this slbc 12"
http://www.pasc.co.uk/un001t.html
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i was in fcs, nihilistics, ggf, exit, bear cage, media premonition, psychoterrorists, slbc, pasc, agartha, rookie, maniac and tarana

i was asked to join slopdosh bobbar and ivan crump, and dead by friday

but i didn't!

i used to know longpigs, plague dogs, truth decay, midnight choir, blind mole rat, durango 95, death trash, dog soldier, human prerogative, trolley dog shag, mr morality, the detail, wealthy texans, masons, nearly band, bedlam choir, haze/crf, dollar babies, happening men, all seeing i/melt, dig vis drill, hula, the gallery/secret of life, the bland, blammo/speedy, flexible penguins and all that lot!

still in touch with or have news on some of em if anyone's interested!

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There was a Sheffield rock/metal band called NIGHTRUN circa 85/86....they played a band competition gig at the City Hall in 86 and came 2nd.....anyone know what happened to them?
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no, but i remember the winners in 1986 were "spring heel'd jack", and also on stage were "the flexible penguins", who's bassist paul went on to play keyboards in "blammo!" who became "speedy" and had a hit in 1997 with "boy wonder"

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30-09-2005, 16:25   #18
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Good day all.
Anyone know how I can get it touch with ex Blind Mole Rat members??
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yes, i can give you one or two email addresses if you let me know who you are, and p.m. me!

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04-10-2005, 09:50   #20
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Many thanks for your speedy reply Pete, but I'm now intouch with Dan from BMR as of yesterday. I sent a **** load of e-mails out on Friday requesting BMR info. And there was mail waiting for me first thing Monday morning! Int the internet brilliant?! Out of interest do you know geezer called Glenroy who used to be in a bass heavy, AR-Kane style band (late 80's - can't remember the name - think it begins with an 'A').
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