1982 – present (35 years)
London, England, United Kingdom
The Blood are a London-based Oi! punk rock band, formed in 1982.
Led by Cardinal Jesus Hate/The Cardinal and JJ Bedsore (Colin Smith and Jamie Cantwell), the band formed in the early 1980s under the name Coming Blood. Their music is a blend of hardcore punk, Oi!, heavy metal, football chants and shock rock. Like the Sex Pistols and Alice Cooper before them, they sought to offend as well as entertain. Their single "Megalomania" ridiculed the Pope, and many of their songs criticized religion.
Their first album, False Gestures for a Devious Public (1983), hit the UK top 30 and was voted one of the year’s best releases by Sounds magazine.
They used to be managed by Garry Bushell, and their song "Such Fun" was on the Oi! compilation album, "Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot!"
The band reformed in 2006, and the new album, "Punk@theopera" was released in 2008.
* Cardinal Jesus Hate - vocals
* JJ Bedsore - guitar
* Muttley - bass
* Dr. Wildthing – drums
* False Gestures For A Devious Public (1983)
* Se Parare Nex (1985)
* Smell Yourself
* Split w/Dizzy Dizzy Live CD
* Meglomania EP(1983)
* Stark Raving Normal single(1983)
* Boots EP
* Kill the Pimps single
Website for The Blood: www.theblood.biz
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