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The Resume

    (1980-1983)
    Born in Cheltenham / Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Post-punk funk rock artists
    Members included: Chris Hamlin (clarinet), James Johnstone (guitar), Chris Lee (trumpet), Mark ‘Miff’ Smith (bass), Andrew ‘Chip’ Carpenter (drums), Roger Freeman (trombone), and Simon Underwood (bass)
    Albums include ‘Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive’ and ‘Lend an Ear’
    Singles include ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag,’ ‘Sunny Day,’ ‘Getting Up,’ and ‘The Big Bean’

Why they might be annoying:

    No explanation was ever given as to how the name originated — though there was speculation they were inspired by the James Brown single ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.’
    Having sensed he’d created an unmanageable lot of clashing egos, Hamlin left roughly a year into their formation.
    Not without warrant, either; they went on a long grueling college tour (1982), leaving them on the verge of burnout.

Why they might not be annoying:

    Not until the addition of Angela Jaeger (the future Mrs. Underwood) was there a regular vocalist.
    The Paul Oakenfold remix of ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag’ (subtitled ‘Reach Up’) became an English Football League staple.
    While never being a huge commercial success together, they remained active on the music scene as members of other groups.

Credit: Cool It All Right?


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