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Spastik Children:
Fred “Mad” Cotton alias “Johnny Problem”- lead vocals
James Hetfield alias “Bobby Brady” - drums & vocals
Cliff Burton - bass & vocals
Jim Martin - guitar & vocals
James “Flunky” McDaniel alias “Slucky McDonald”- guitar

Kirk Hammett alias “Goddamn It” - bass
Jason Newsted - bass & vocals


The original drummer before Hetfield was a guy called Jumbo. On stage almost every band member of Spastik Children used an alias name. The Spastics had never practiced and they played rather ludicrous songs. After Cliff died Kirk and Jason took over the bass duties.

# The Songs: “What’s That Smell”
# “Let Me Flush”
# “Bra Section”
# “Cunt”
# “Thermos”
# “Benefit Baby”
# “Ballad Of Harold O.”

The descriptions of some songs:
“Let Me Flush” - is about a guy, who Hetfield knows, who was drunk and shit his pants, thinking he just had to fart, and he had to flush his underwear down the bar’s toilet
“What’s That Smell” - is about farts
“Thermos” - is a song Steve Martin sang in the movie “The Jerk”
“Bra Section” - is about tossing-off to a department store catalog’s bra section and having your mom walk in on the bathroom on you
“Benefit Baby” - is about a guy who sponges off of girls for free food
“Cunt” - is about an ex-girlfriend

More Information :

Spastik Children was founded by Fred Cotton, James McDaniel and Rich “Jumbo” Sielert (of Pillage Sunday). Sielert, the drummer, was later replaced by Metallica’s James Hetfield. Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett and later Jason Newsted were also band members. “Big” Jim Martin, of Faith No More and a friend of Hetfield and Burton, appeared on some occasions.

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