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The Bollock Brothers

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The Bollock Brothers are a British Punk act formed in 1979 by the London promoter, DJ and manager Jock McDonald and are latterly best known for their English language cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s song “Harley David (Son of a Bitch)” (originally in French) and Alex Harvey’s “Faith Healer”.

As well as being renowned for their self penned creations such as “Horror Movies”, “The Bunker” , “The Legend Of The Snake” and “The Slow Removal of The Left Ear of Vincent Van Gogh” which featured Martin Glover of the band Killing Joke, they are known for their release of cover versions by artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Steppenwolf, David Bowie and Vangelis among others.

Always on the lookout for clever publicity, their 1983 electro version of the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind The Bollocks received critical acclaim and featured a certain Michael Fagan, the man who famously entered the Queen’s bedchamber at Buckingham Palace.

In 1994, Croydon based DJ Andy Hubbard aka “Alby” remixed Faith Healer at the Alaska Studios in Waterloo, London. The record although widely acclaimed on the club scene unfortunately was never released and the original DAT copy was held by Jock McDonald. Andy Hubbard also replaced the original keyboard player for a gig later that year in Wuppertal, Germany.

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  • Dr-Doctor

    Quite good. This band seems like a hidden gem.

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • laughing_moon

    "The Bollock Brothers" is right!

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Sgarre1

    So which is it "Bollock Brothers" or "The Bollock Brothers" - the first has the write-up and picture, the second has more plays????

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • drunken-duck

    found one of the album in a "sales out box" in a supermarket, years ago. since this i try to collect all of them. but since the first time that i listend a song, i like this wicked psychotic desolate damn fucking great music. XD

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Dillinger72

    So little content here. Why? Soundtrack of my youth!

    21 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Gibbey

    Huh! No shouts? Oh, everybody is on the Bollock Brothers page without the 'The'. Well as far as i'm concerned this is the correct Bollock Brothers page. I'm first.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply