The origins of this UK band are heavily tinged with apocrypha. Max Splodge (then a drummer) replaced Gerry Healy in Alien Sex Fiend in 1978 and stayed for a few months before forming a duo called the Faber Brothers with guitarist Pat Thetic Von Dale Chiptooth Noble. They performed at Butlins Holiday Camp in Bognor, Sussex, but were sacked and returned to London to start a band. As Splodgenessabounds, they started gigging in March 1979 and though various members came and went, the line-up briefly comprised Max Splodge (vocals), his girlfriend Baby Greensleeves (vocals), Pat Thetic (guitar), Miles Runt Flat (guitar), Donkey Gut (b. Winston Forbe; keyboards), Whiffy Archer (paper and comb), Desert Island Joe Lurch Slythe and a dog. Robert Rodent joined on bass in early 1980 and Flat left. They came to the public’s attention when, to the eternal annoyance of publicans everywhere, they had a freak hit with ‘Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please’ in 1980. Other memorable songs in their repertoire included ‘I’ve Got Lots Of Famous People Living Under The Floorboards Of My Humble Abode’, ‘Simon Templar’, and a savage reworking of Rolf Harris’ ‘Two Little Boys’. Max Splodge was also appeared in the play Camberwell Beauty. After falling out with Deram Records in 1982, the band signed to Razor under the shortened title Splodge, where they released In Search Of The Seven Golden Gussets, a tribute to mythical items of ladies underwear. By this time, the line-up included the following miscreants; Ronnie Plonker (guitar), Smacked Arse O’Reardon (bass), Poodle (drums) and Tone Tone The Garden Gnome (guitar). Max later recorded solo on Neat releasing the Tony James (Sigue Sigue Sputnik) single ‘Phut Phut Splodgenik’, before joining the Angelic Upstarts. He revived Splodgenessabounds in the late 90s, recording new studio albums for the Captain Oi! Label with various personnel.
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