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1) The Deviants (formerly the Social Deviants) were a musical group in the United Kingdom. Out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground Community, a number of bands would emerge. Perhaps the most anarchistic band of the Underground was the Deviants founded and fronted by singer/writer Mick Farren, the Social Deviants, later just the Deviants, made three bizarre albums in two years. Mick Farren states that The Deviants were a community band which “did things every now and then - it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence”. Musically, Farren described the Deviants as “teeth-grinding, psychedelic rock” somewhere between the Stooges and The Mothers of Invention [1].

After the Deviants folded in 1969, Farren recorded a solo album, Mona, with a short-lived Pink Fairies line-up that featured ex-Pretty Things drummer/singer Twink and Steve Peregrin Took. When this first Pink Fairies fell apart and Twink ran off with the name to form Pink Fairies mark 2, Farren initially considered continuing to work Steve Took using the band name Steve Took’s Shagrat with Larry Wallis. Took and Farren fell out so it didn’t happen.

Many of the band members for the Deviants and the Pink Fairies were interchangeable and both names have been used for various one-offs over the years. In February 1984, Farren was joined by ex-Pink Fairies member Larry Wallis and original Deviant (as well as Pink Fairies member) Duncan Sanderson.


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  • nicorebel

    Groovy as HELL

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • thomazbarbara

    We are the people who pervert your children!

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RedMonarch

    RedArmada: children of decadence? really? im guessing you would send you're son to have lessons with darkthrone or some crust punk band right

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • RedArmada

    Don't let Bishop teach your son, or even speak to him, unless you want your child to end up a filthy commie degenerate who eats out of the garbage and disgraces his body with other men. Children of the 60s, more like children of decadence, wake up sheeple

    6 Feb 2014 Reply
  • NEbonzo

    Wanted to teach my son how to play guitar and my new neighbour had some guitars and I'd heard abit of playing coming thru the walls, so I went to see if he knew any one who could give lessons better than me. Only to find out that my neighbour was only 'Sid bishop 'of deviants fame!!!! This was only last yr and he's lost none of his touch I can tell you!

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • I_Christina


    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TheNormalGuy

    R.I.P. Mick Farren you will be missed

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • silknot


    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • kattyplazas

    so good!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • azachel

    Deviants #3 - probably one of the best albums cover ever!!

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    The Deviants - 1969 - No. 3 - final Deviants album is also, according to frontman Mick Farren, the record that they should never have made. No. 3 can in no way be compared to either of its predecessors. A few of the songs are indeed as unrehearsed. But it's also a considerably more coherent album, "Billy the Monster," the sinister Zappa-chant with which the album opens, captures the archetypal hippie-freak. Culturally, however, it is a brutal reminder of that moment when the '60s dream teetered on the brink of the precipice, and the planet went to hell. - - -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • badat35

    The music band is lesser known but worthwhile

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • zhanat89

    заебатая банда!

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • ReptilPSY

    Zarpada banda!

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • eSpinoza88

    "let's loot the supermarket" of Disposable is great compliance of bass and piano line/

    1 Jun 2011 Reply

    i don't really get why ptooff! gets more plays than s/t (no.3). they're both great albums, but the 3rd album is way more consistent and just better imo. although if poeple are just getting into them i can't blame them for going chronologially... well, listen to no.3 or give it a chance damn it! :D

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • arab0nradar

    one of the greatest 60s bands

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • micronantes

    Excelente banda.

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mynameisjoehann

    Very good

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • LucasManiesi

    I'm a Police Car

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
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