Born in London, United Kingdom
2-Tone ska revival band
Buster Bloodvessel (birth name: Douglas Trendle), vocals
Louis 'Alphonso' Cook, guitar
David Farren, bass guitar
Brian Tuitt, drums
Martin Stewart, keyboards
Chris Kane, saxophone
Andrew Marson, saxophone
Paul 'Gus' Hyman, trumpet
Winston Bazoomies, harmonica
Recorded the albums 'Ska 'n' B' (1980), 'Loonee Tunes!' (1980), 'Gosh It's... Bad Manners' (1981), 'Forging Ahead' (1982), 'Mental Notes' (1985), 'Return of the Ugly' (1989), 'Fat Sound' (1992), 'Heavy Petting' (1997) and 'Stupidity' (2003)
Recorded the singles 'Lip Up Fatty' (1980), 'Special Brew' (1980), 'Can Can' (1981), 'Walking in the Sunshine' (1981), 'My Girl Lollipop' (1982) and 'Samson and Delilah' (1982)
Why they might be annoying
One of their early gigs was promoted as a benefit for 'the Deprived Children of Hackney'; at the end of the show, they announced that they were deprived children in question and beat a hasty exit.
Buster was known for wagging his tongue at the audience.
They were banned from Italian TV after Buster, having been told the Pope was watching the show, mooned the audience.
The band underwent numerous personnel changes with Buster as the only constant.
Why they might not be annoying
The band sponsored the Margate Football Club.
They are known for their high-energy live shows.
'Trouser Press' wrote, 'Their records, juvenile though they may sometimes be, consistently provide smile-inducing, good-natured, toe-tapping value in every groove.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
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