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  • Years Active

    1977 – present (45 years)

  • Founded In

    South Shields, South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom

  • Members

    • Andrew Laing
    • Brian Hayes
    • Dave Brewis
    • Decca Wade
    • Derwent Jaconelli
    • Dickie Hammond
    • Gaz Stuart
    • Glyn Warren
    • Graham Lant
    • John the Boy
    • Keith Warrington
    • Neil Newton
    • Nick the Blonde
    • Raymond Cowie
    • Ronnie Rocker
    • Steve Forsten
    • Thomas Mensforth
    • Tony Frater
    • Tony Morrison

band formed in South Shields in 1977. They are one of most prominent bands and espouse a socialist, atheist and internationalist ideas, which later inspired bands such as: Banda Bassotti, Los Fastidios, Red London, Hard Skin, The Redskins or Red Alert. The original line up for the band was Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve Forsten (bass) and Decca Wade (drums). The band have reformed and split a few times over the years.
The band are still playing throughout Europe.

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