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Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine


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London, England (1988 – 1998, 2007 – present)

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (frequently shortened to Carter USM) are an alternative duo which formed in 1988 in London, England. The band consists of James “Jim Bob” Morrison (vocals, guitar) and Les “Fruitbat” Carter (guitar). The band released seven albums before disbanding in 1998. The band reunited in 2007.

In 1994, the duo expanded to a trio when Resque drummer Wez joined the band. In 1996, the band expanded further to include Salvatore Alessi of S*m*a*s*h on bass, Ben Lambert on keyboards, and Wez’s brother Steve on guitar.

The groups most successful single, “The Only Living Boy in New Cross” from their UK #1 album “1992: The Love Album”, reached #7 in the UK and #26 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in the United States.


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  • Cylob

    The brains of the outfit was the drum machine.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Frl_Plastique


    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • st_fishy

    No, it's Carter as Fruitbat's surname is Carter.

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Hunter_Zombie

    Is the name a reference to Jimmy Carter's infamous comment about looking at a woman with lust being adultery?

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • johnny8ball

    Got me Brixton tickets today - can't wait!

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Great_listener

    I love these boys with all my heart!

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • academyofrock

    Carter USM mentioned in this blog

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Matt09H

    Dinosaur - Get 101 Damnations next...then 1992 Love Album

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • LiveBootlegs

    Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - Live @ Wembley Arena, London, UK, 19-01-1991

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Guvnor14

    Have seen them at the last two gigs at the Brixton academy as well as a host of gigs back in the 90's in the midlands and they are still EPIC LIVE !!!!!!

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bynnda

    I've still got a long sleeve 30 Something t-shirt with Fruitbat's autograph on it

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • skmelanie

    "A Prince in a Pauper's Grave" gives me chills...the chorus is so epic-sounding.

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • alizarine

    after the watershed: what a great song!

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gompo

    ...Show these mother-nature fuckers...

    12 Nov 2010 Reply
  • drewbierre

    ust found out about this, and im not much into pop music, but i really enjoy this group. The song "A Prince In A Pauper's Grave" is super badass, it's pretty dynamic.

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • OscarDTravis

    Hello, good evening, welcome to nothin' much!

    20 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Nekanna

    "Anytime Anyplace Anywhere" - *in looove* !!!

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Fishiebznz

    Long time no hear. Classic 90s UK sound.

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ManicLoop

    MAn, i remember them being on Big Breakfast a few times being interviewed by Zig and Zag. Good times

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • enlathestrange

    I remember my dad wearing the long sleeves all the time when I was kid, used to love the music! Still do, rediscovered in my GCSE year at school!

    5 May 2010 Reply
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