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Marc Riley With The Creepers

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The Creepers were an English rock music group, formed in Manchester in 1983, originally as Marc Riley & The Creepers. After being dismissed from The Fall by Mark E. Smith, Marc Riley formed his own record label (In-Tape) with Jim Khambatta, and his own band. The first single “Favourite Sister” was followed up with “Jumper Clown”, which poked fun at his previous band’s leader. A Peel Session was the source of the next release in 1984, with a compilation of these early releases, Cull, following the same year. First album proper, Gross Out, appeared in June of 1984. 1985 saw the release of second album Fancy Meeting God as well as a swansong live album Warts ‘n’ All towards the end of the year.

Riley then recruited ex-Membranes Mark Tilton and Phil Roberts of Shrubs, and carried on as simply “The Creepers”. With a more sophisticated sound, the first release under this name was a cover of Brian Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire”, with the album Miserable Sinners following later the same year. After signing to Red Rhino, a further single, Brute and album Rock ‘n’ Roll Liquorice Flavour appeared in 1987 and 1988 respectively. Sleeper: a retrospective, followed in 1989.

The band briefly became The Lost Soul Crusaders before splitting up.

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