The excruciatingly titled UK band Blood Sausage comprised Dale Shaw (vocals, guitar), A.J.W. Bourton (guitar, bass, flute, keyboards), Owen Thomas (guitar, percussion), Jo Johnson (bass, drums) and Niki Elliot (drums). Signed to Wiiija Records, the group earned its reputation supporting Cornershop on dates throughout 1993. Each member, however, had additional interests outside Blood Sausage. Shaw drew his own comic, Dipper, Bourton and Thomas played in surf instrumental band Cee Bee Beaumont (who released records on Hangman, the record label run by Billy Childish), and Johnson and Elliot were both members of Huggy Bear. The quintet recorded their debut 10-inch album at Toe Rag Studios in the East End of London using original 50s and 60s recording and mixing equipment, recording 15 tracks in just two days. It followed the group’s debut EP, Touching You In Ways That Don’t Feel Comfortable, which was Single Of The Week in the New Musical Express. The band continued its exploration of controversial issues on their album with songs such as ‘Fucking A Junkie Without A Condom’ and ‘Bill Joel’, a jibe at Dale’s former hero, plus a deranged and lyrically ‘improved’ version of ‘Have Love Will Travel’, with Elliot on vocals.
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