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Splodgenessabounds
11/07/2002



Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

Formed in 1977 in South East London, signed to Decca Records in 1980 and released first single 2 ints of Lager. After various deaths and jail sentences, settled with current line up in 1992.

Max Splodge Vox & Trombone
Johnny Chunders Guitar
Harry Monk Drums
Mat Sergent Bass

Discography.

Simon Templer / 2 Pints Of Lager - Deram 1980
2 Little Boys - Deram 1980
Bicycle Seat - Max Splodge Solo - Deram 1980
Splodgenessabounds (The Album) - Deram 1981
Cowpunk Medlum Ep - Deram 1982
Mouth And Trousers - Razor 1982
In Search Of The 7 Golden Gussetts - Razor 1982
We Are The Fayber Brothers - Rca 1985
Live And Loud - Link 1986
Nightmare On Rude Street - Receiver 1990
I Don't Know - Captain Oi 2000
The Artful Splodger 2001 - Captain Oi 2001


Splodgenessabounds must be one of the most original names for a band, what other band names do you rate?

The Clittoris From Outer Space
Radio Mongolia
S Club 7

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you whilst touring?

There was an awful smell coming from one of our hotel rooms in Newcastle,
when the manager of the hotel opened the door we found our old sax player Hoagie had
doused himself in petrol and set fire to himself in the bath. The hotel manager threw up,
then had a heart attack at the sight of the frizzled corpse, oh how we laughed.

If you could see any band play live, either of the past or present who would it be?

Iggy Pop, The Ruts, Chas & Dave

Would Splodgenessabounds allow one of their songs appear in a commercial? If yes, what song would it be and would you like it to be advertising?

Nausea Vomiting & Diarrhoea
(Imodium Plus)

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with and why?

TA lift engineer


Tell the readers five facts about the band / band members they will not know

Max won nation-wide bingo caller of the year award in 1976

Mat has 3 jacobs

Johnny Chunders once crashed a car into a performing group of morris dancers seriously
injuring 4 and paralysing the one with the feather duster.

Harry monk once performed "oh for the wings of a dove" on junior showtime and is now often
seen pushing a condom up his nose and pulling it out the back of his throat.

(often a used one)

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2002.

Gigs:
Blackpool HITS 2002 21st July
Festival in Shrewsbury 17th August
Verge Camden with Pork Dukes 24th August
Hits E Coast USA from
6th September plus a week of dates in the USA, including September 10th at CBGB's
European Tour from 26th September
Hits Berlin in December
UK tour in December with the UK Subs and Vibrators

Releases:
Behind Closed Doors video (to be released at Blackpool)
Live In New York and Berlin
There's a Funny Smell down in Dingly Dell

Any final comments?

Mongolians will rise to world supremacy on Feb 27th 2003


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