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Anybody remember this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5dsa98YEAJI/SC6U...0-h/Bouquet.jpg

Supposedly all the bands were from Sheffield.

I never owned a copy, and can't recall most of the music on here (John Peel played stuff from it at the time). Apart from the combos already listed on here I can only recall hearing music by The Scarborough Antelopes and Repulsive Alien

More about the LP here:

http://phoenixhairpins.blogspot.com/2008/0...f-steel-lp.html

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Rollin Thunder were a Sheffield band around in the late 80's.

Saw them at the Leadmill supporting Green on Red.

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My brothers, Simon and David, were in Artery and they were also both in Pulp.

David is now a member of the recently reformed Artery.

Now there's a thing - the orginal Artery were one of my favourite Sheffield bands. I also went to school with Murray pre punk when he was a massive Genesis fan!

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Anybody remember this:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5dsa98YEAJI/SC6U...0-h/Bouquet.jpg

Supposedly all the bands were from Sheffield.

I never owned a copy, and can't recall most of the music on here (John Peel played stuff from it at the time). Apart from the combos already listed on here I can only recall hearing music by The Scarborough Antelopes and Repulsive Alien

More about the LP here:

http://phoenixhairpins.blogspot.com/2008/0...f-steel-lp.html

I kept meaning to buy that LP but never did! Put together by the infamous Marcus Featherby.

I saw most of those bands around Sheffield late 70s/early 80s and some of them were very good. I still have lots of records by some of them Artery, Vendino Pact, I'm so Hollow could have all made it very big. I'd go so far to say that Comsat Angels could have been massive. There was a time you could go and see a decent band any night of the week unless they were playing at the University and you had to take your chance being signed in by po faced students.

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I don't know if I'm missing the point here, but you're all missing out the local Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly and Psychobilly bands.

The Slingshots

The Sharpcuts

The Mercurys

The Stilletos

The 57s

The Harlemaires

Don Valley And The Rotherhides

The Valley Boys

The Rockin' Beer Monsters

The Zyclones

The Radiacs

The E.P. Hillbillies

Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods

The Blue Devils

Lightnin' Skinner And The Strikes

Egor's Back Bedroom

Haywire

The Slapscat

The Chuck Fowler Band

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What kind of year are we talking here please ?

Never heard of any of 'em; mind you, I left Sheffield in 1981.

A local band to me in the bleak North-East (not of your ilk) that had a tremendously silly name were :

The Star-Spangled Chest-Wigs

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The Chuck Fowler Band were on the go in the 70s and onwards. I'm surprised Chuck A.K.A. The Killamarsh Killer hadn't had a mention already, he was a face on the Sheffield music scene since the late 50s/early 60s.

The most recent of the bands I named are Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods who are currently burning brightly all over England let alone Sheffield.

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I was in a couple of bands in the late 70s. One was Reactor. Played around Sheffield and supported UK Subs in Bradford. Second was Molodoy. Played the Limit, Crazy Daisy etc and supported Sham 69 at polytechnic Would be nice if someone remembered us. Can anyone remember the Right Right Bratty s. This is Molodoy posters all over Sheffield at the time? They had the Clockwork Orange Theme.

I was the guitarist in Reactor and Molodoy and can just about remember those days. Loads of laughs and drunken nights. Life seemed a lot simpler then. Which band member are you then ?

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Here we will try to build up a definitive list of bands and singers that originated from Sheffield that people remember

If you can add to the list with any we've missed please post below and let us know and we'll add them !!

*until I get the time to put these in alphabetical order it's probably quicker for you to use ctrl/F to find what you are looking for..

1984

[heart] Yeah!

nova

1600E

2CI

36 Other Guys

ABC

Acoustic Child

Action Spectacular

Admiral Culture

ainsly and the pornstars

Alantic Sounds

Alex Kid

Amaranth

Amber Eleven

Amber Eleven

And They Are Us

Andy Dabbs

Anna Haigh

Ape Drape Escape

Arctic Monkeys

Area 15

Art Department

Artery

Artex Monkey

Atoness

Avangaad

Avida Dollars (current)

Avida Dollars (past)

Avon Ladi

axis dynide

Baby Long Legs

Baby Pink Star

Babybird

Balor Knights

Beachbuggy

Bear

Bhuna

Black Switch First

Blind Mole Rat

Bochum Parkway

Bright Paper Werewolves

Bring Me The Horizon

Bromheads Jacket

Bruce Dickinson of "Iron Maiden"

Cabaret Voltaire

Catch It Kebabs

Cellarhigh

CFY

Champion Kickboxer

Changing Circle

Chicken Legs Weaver

Chris Murphy and The Greenlovers

Chuck

Clock DVA

Comsat Angels

Constant Creation

Constant Creation

Corleone

Cradleyard

Craine

Crystal Teet Heart

Curbar

Curbar

Dangerlust

Darksharks

Darlings of The Splitscreen

Darren Campbell

Dave Berry

Daybreak

Days of Static

Dead Idols

Dead Like Harry

Dead World Leaders

Def Leppard

Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley

Dirt Flower

Dirty Rotten Troubadours

Disarm

Dosch

Dozer

Dr Fotios and the Hepcats

Durban

Dyonisis

Ebbtone

Ecanasia

Evil Hearted Me

Excelsium Superbum

Existend

Extreme Maggot Infestation

Faith In Chaos

Fallout

Far Wanderings

Fat Truckers

Fine/Redder

Firegarden

Firesuite

Fixated

Flatlands

Flatline

Former Child Star

Former Toys

Forming Meteors.

Frank White

Freekspert

Fury of The Headteachers

Gas Club

General Disarray

Go Monkey

Graine

Grandad Bob

Group Dogdrill

GU Medicine

Gyppos

Gypsy

Harrisons

Haze

Heaven 17

Hiem

Highway Child

Hoggboy

Hoodz Underground

Hooker Bentley

Houdini Six

Hoyden

Hula

Human League

Humble Hoax

I Monster

Ibly Dy

Im so Hollow

In The Name Of

International 2

Into the Nursery

Jamrats

Jarvis Cocker

Jody Wildgoose

Joe Cocker

Jonny ******** Band

JPE

Judan Suki

Karma Supra

KIK

Kill The Captains

Kimeera

Kings Have Longarms

Laarj Dor

Laid To Waste

Leather Zoo

Lee Mcmahon/Tivoli

Legion

Lennie

Les Nuages Noires!

Lets Bitter Cinema

Letters and Colours

Linda Business

Little Frankenstein

Little Glitches

Little Lost David

Little Man Tate

Little Miss Machete

Little Ze

Long Blondes

Long Guns/Audio Riot

Louis Romegoux

Maeven

Mary Cowan 4

Melfish

Milburn

Millipedes

Mirimar Disaster

Molodoy

Moloko

Monkey Swallows The Universe

Mothership

Mrs Kipling

Mybe

Myro

Nantucket

Natasha Allen

Navvy

NCI

Neil McSweeney and The Gents

Neon Plastix

Nine More Lies

NoXcuse

Oh No Not Him

Olive

Onion

Ormondroyd

Outroads

Paddy Orange

Pale

Paul Carrack

Pig 64

Pink Grease

Pink Sharabang

Pisco Sour Hour

Poke

Pollinates

Porlock

Pulp

Pygmy Globetrotters

Ravenscar

Reactor

Repomen

Reverend and The Makers

Richard Hawley

Rise To Addiction

Rob Cohen

Roman Joe

Rotary Ten

Rumpus

Run Hide Survive

Saving Mitsuko

Saxon

Screaming Mimi

Seafruit

Seven Hills

Severed Nerve

Shrine Of The Monkey

Silvertuner

Silverwheel

Situationists

Slow Club

Slow Down Tallahasee

Smokers Die Younger

Sneaking Feeling

Sneaking suspiscion

Southpaw

Steve Edwards

Sticky

Stoney+

Straight to Jail

Suffer As One

Sugardrive

Sukmunki

Suncharms

SuperSister

Swon

Taste Of Shot Gun

Tegi Roberts

Ten Foot Dolls

Texas Pete

The All Seeing I

The Auxiliaries

The Barnacles

The Blues Theatre Script

The Bonkers

The Bowie Contingent

The Carters

The Chartists

The Classical

The Darwin Theory

The Dodgems

The English Dead

The Extras

The Feds

The Fevers

The Field

The Friends of Batman

The Gentleman

The Golden Age

The Guild

The Headliners

The Hipshakes

The Hosts

The Longpigs

The Lovers

The Moon

The Mother****ers

The New Black

The October Theory

The Paralleograms

The Red Eye Knights

The Scarlet Tuesday

The Spires

The Stoops

The Stunt Kites

The Sub-Tonics

The Unfolds

The Venetian Effect

The Wanted

The Wealthy Texans

The Yell

This Floating World

Thompson Twins

Tiananmen

Tim Pare

Tiny Dancers

Tommy Bings

Tommy R. Jones

Tony Christie

Treebeard

Trouble Breathing

UK of A

Umlaut

Van

Vasquez

Vegas Child

Velodrome 2000

Venkman Heist

Vitamin Z

Wavestar

White Lies

Wipe Yr Face

Wounded Marsupial

Wrong Toy

Yo Yo Static

Zapp Brannigan

Anyone remotely interested in the Sheffield music scene of the 70's and 80's should buy 'Made In Sheffield' which we can recommend as being a fascinating and brilliant watch, and tells the story of Pulp, Heaven 17 and others..

BUY THE DVD - CLICK HERE

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Who can ever forget the greatest one hit wonder of all time, Jilted John by Sheffields own Jilted John

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still missing one of Jarvis's early bands called 'In a bell jar'

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I remember chatting to a guy once who had a band called Eat don't Hula

Cath x

I remember them well.

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Dear whoever. I have only just read these postings. Interesting...but, so many Sheffield groups/combos, still missing from your lists.

Please add.

Exit...School chums group....played 3 or 4 gigs, circa 1976-77

They Must be Russians....from 1977-82 approx....played loads of gigs at Sheffield University Now soc and Poly/Marples, etc...different combinations of Russians were Martin, Tony, Russ, Carl, Paul and Brendan....made a good ep...including Nellie the Elephant!...and, I think, two other singles too.

Siren. ....Mostly all - girl group...punk-type from end of 1980 to approx 1982. Played live at Broadfield, West St, pubs and KGB ex-picturre house on Abbeydale Rd, Sheff.

Consisted of Deb, Pat, Sue, Mandy, Alice and sarah, I think. Neil, eventually replaced Mandy on drums.

Have you got 2.3? and also....De Tian....punk/rock and avant garde type bands from Sheffield 1976 - approx 1982/83.

Thanks...interesting topic and posts

Smiley Steve....formerly Mushroom.

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Please lets not forget the Great Wane Fontana and The Mindbenders from Sheffield.. remember they had a big hit with .."The Game of Love" and more .back in the 60s'.(.if its already been posted I apologise) ...

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Didn't spot 2.3 - Punk era band with Paul Bower.

Here we will try to build up a definitive list of bands and singers that originated from Sheffield that people remember

If you can add to the list with any we've missed please post below and let us know and we'll add them !!

*until I get the time to put these in alphabetical order it's probably quicker for you to use ctrl/F to find what you are looking for..

1984

[heart] Yeah!

nova

1600E

2CI

36 Other Guys

ABC

Acoustic Child

Action Spectacular

Admiral Culture

ainsly and the pornstars

Alantic Sounds

Alex Kid

Amaranth

Amber Eleven

Amber Eleven

And They Are Us

Andy Dabbs

Anna Haigh

Ape Drape Escape

Arctic Monkeys

Area 15

Art Department

Artery

Artex Monkey

Atoness

Avangaad

Avida Dollars (current)

Avida Dollars (past)

Avon Ladi

axis dynide

Baby Long Legs

Baby Pink Star

Babybird

Balor Knights

Beachbuggy

Bear

Bhuna

Black Switch First

Blind Mole Rat

Bochum Parkway

Bright Paper Werewolves

Bring Me The Horizon

Bromheads Jacket

Bruce Dickinson of "Iron Maiden"

Cabaret Voltaire

Catch It Kebabs

Cellarhigh

CFY

Champion Kickboxer

Changing Circle

Chicken Legs Weaver

Chris Murphy and The Greenlovers

Chuck

Clock DVA

Comsat Angels

Constant Creation

Constant Creation

Corleone

Cradleyard

Craine

Crystal Teet Heart

Curbar

Curbar

Dangerlust

Darksharks

Darlings of The Splitscreen

Darren Campbell

Dave Berry

Daybreak

Days of Static

Dead Idols

Dead Like Harry

Dead World Leaders

Def Leppard

Derek Bailey and Tony Oxley

Dirt Flower

Dirty Rotten Troubadours

Disarm

Dosch

Dozer

Dr Fotios and the Hepcats

Durban

Dyonisis

Ebbtone

Ecanasia

Evil Hearted Me

Excelsium Superbum

Existend

Extreme Maggot Infestation

Faith In Chaos

Fallout

Far Wanderings

Fat Truckers

Fine/Redder

Firegarden

Firesuite

Fixated

Flatlands

Flatline

Former Child Star

Former Toys

Forming Meteors.

Frank White

Freekspert

Fury of The Headteachers

Gas Club

General Disarray

Go Monkey

Graine

Grandad Bob

Group Dogdrill

GU Medicine

Gyppos

Gypsy

Harrisons

Haze

Heaven 17

Hiem

Highway Child

Hoggboy

Hoodz Underground

Hooker Bentley

Houdini Six

Hoyden

Hula

Human League

Humble Hoax

I Monster

Ibly Dy

Im so Hollow

In The Name Of

International 2

Into the Nursery

Jamrats

Jarvis Cocker

Jody Wildgoose

Joe Cocker

Jonny ******** Band

JPE

Judan Suki

Karma Supra

KIK

Kill The Captains

Kimeera

Kings Have Longarms

Laarj Dor

Laid To Waste

Leather Zoo

Lee Mcmahon/Tivoli

Legion

Lennie

Les Nuages Noires!

Lets Bitter Cinema

Letters and Colours

Linda Business

Little Frankenstein

Little Glitches

Little Lost David

Little Man Tate

Little Miss Machete

Little Ze

Long Blondes

Long Guns/Audio Riot

Louis Romegoux

Maeven

Mary Cowan 4

Melfish

Milburn

Millipedes

Mirimar Disaster

Molodoy

Moloko

Monkey Swallows The Universe

Mothership

Mrs Kipling

Mybe

Myro

Nantucket

Natasha Allen

Navvy

NCI

Neil McSweeney and The Gents

Neon Plastix

Nine More Lies

NoXcuse

Oh No Not Him

Olive

Onion

Ormondroyd

Outroads

Paddy Orange

Pale

Paul Carrack

Pig 64

Pink Grease

Pink Sharabang

Pisco Sour Hour

Poke

Pollinates

Porlock

Pulp

Pygmy Globetrotters

Ravenscar

Reactor

Repomen

Reverend and The Makers

Richard Hawley

Rise To Addiction

Rob Cohen

Roman Joe

Rotary Ten

Rumpus

Run Hide Survive

Saving Mitsuko

Saxon

Screaming Mimi

Seafruit

Seven Hills

Severed Nerve

Shrine Of The Monkey

Silvertuner

Silverwheel

Situationists

Slow Club

Slow Down Tallahasee

Smokers Die Younger

Sneaking Feeling

Sneaking suspiscion

Southpaw

Steve Edwards

Sticky

Stoney+

Straight to Jail

Suffer As One

Sugardrive

Sukmunki

Suncharms

SuperSister

Swon

Taste Of Shot Gun

Tegi Roberts

Ten Foot Dolls

Texas Pete

The All Seeing I

The Auxiliaries

The Barnacles

The Blues Theatre Script

The Bonkers

The Bowie Contingent

The Carters

The Chartists

The Classical

The Darwin Theory

The Dodgems

The English Dead

The Extras

The Feds

The Fevers

The Field

The Friends of Batman

The Gentleman

The Golden Age

The Guild

The Headliners

The Hipshakes

The Hosts

The Longpigs

The Lovers

The Moon

The Mother****ers

The New Black

The October Theory

The Paralleograms

The Red Eye Knights

The Scarlet Tuesday

The Spires

The Stoops

The Stunt Kites

The Sub-Tonics

The Unfolds

The Venetian Effect

The Wanted

The Wealthy Texans

The Yell

This Floating World

Thompson Twins

Tiananmen

Tim Pare

Tiny Dancers

Tommy Bings

Tommy R. Jones

Tony Christie

Treebeard

Trouble Breathing

UK of A

Umlaut

Van

Vasquez

Vegas Child

Velodrome 2000

Venkman Heist

Vitamin Z

Wavestar

White Lies

Wipe Yr Face

Wounded Marsupial

Wrong Toy

Yo Yo Static

Zapp Brannigan

Anyone remotely interested in the Sheffield music scene of the 70's and 80's should buy 'Made In Sheffield' which we can recommend as being a fascinating and brilliant watch, and tells the story of Pulp, Heaven 17 and others..

BUY THE DVD - CLICK HERE

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I'm new on this site,but been around for years!I remember being in a band in the '60's with the legendary Cary Bayliss of Acoustic Angels.The band was called ACID,played free in Weston Park one summer-68or69. Here are some more---Schaeffer,Phoenix Rising,Seventh Son,Storm,Pig'n'aif,The F**kwits,From Within,Pharmaceutical Earthmover(I kid you not),Sour Mash,The Carnival,Charlie Don't Surf,Rodger,Panza Division,The Creep,IQ One toFive. If I remember anymore,I'll add them on.I might even have missed some out that I've played in!!! Phoenix Rising supported Marrilion at the Limit,Schaeffer supported It Bites at the Leadmill.....

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I'm new on this site,but been around for years!I remember being in a band in the '60's with the legendary Cary Bayliss of Acoustic Angels.The band was called ACID,played free in Weston Park one summer-68or69. Here are some more---Schaeffer,Phoenix Rising,Seventh Son,Storm,Pig'n'aif,The F**kwits,From Within,Pharmaceutical Earthmover(I kid you not),Sour Mash,The Carnival,Charlie Don't Surf,Rodger,Panza Division,The Creep,IQ One toFive. If I remember anymore,I'll add them on.I might even have missed some out that I've played in!!! Phoenix Rising supported Marrilion at the Limit,Schaeffer supported It Bites at the Leadmill.....

Hi Dave, I think it was Pharmaceutical Earth Movement, as I knew a couple of the guys in the band, one being Neil (Pud) Goodenough. Their version of "Stone Free", one of Hendrix´s first songs, on the flip side of "Hey Joe" was fantastic. :)

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I'm new on this site,but been around for years!I remember being in a band in the '60's with the legendary Cary Bayliss of Acoustic Angels.The band was called ACID,played free in Weston Park one summer-68or69. Here are some more---Schaeffer,Phoenix Rising,Seventh Son,Storm,Pig'n'aif,The F**kwits,From Within,Pharmaceutical Earthmover(I kid you not),Sour Mash,The Carnival,Charlie Don't Surf,Rodger,Panza Division,The Creep,IQ One toFive. If I remember anymore,I'll add them on.I might even have missed some out that I've played in!!! Phoenix Rising supported Marrilion at the Limit,Schaeffer supported It Bites at the Leadmill.....

Thanks Dave

main list updated

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Hi Dave, I think it was Pharmaceutical Earth Movement, as I knew a couple of the guys in the band, one being Neil (Pud) Goodenough. Their version of "Stone Free", one of Hendrix´s first songs, on the flip side of "Hey Joe" was fantastic. :)

Thanks for your reply,SuzyC,but it was definately Pharmaceutical Earthmover!The drummer was David Sinclair;I can't remember the guitarist's first name but his surname was(is) Gledhill,don't know if he's any relation to the band "Gledhill";which is another name for the list!Can the bands Acid and Acoustic Angels be added to the list and what about Boy on a Dolphin and anything else with John Reilly is associated with?

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Thanks for your reply,SuzyC,but it was definately Pharmaceutical Earthmover!The drummer was David Sinclair;I can't remember the guitarist's first name but his surname was(is) Gledhill,don't know if he's any relation to the band "Gledhill";which is another name for the list!Can the bands Acid and Acoustic Angels be added to the list and what about Boy on a Dolphin and anything else with John Reilly is associated with?

Added to list

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i remember going to see 'Geddes Axe' practising in Stannington aroun 1980 sure they went on to do a few gigs and made a couple of albums :)

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Okl, here goes. Here are some bands who gigged around Sheffield nin the Early to mid '90's: Marmalade Sun (who I think became 30 Second Rodeo for a while), Various Vegetables (they were from Sheffield wern't they?), The Lost Chord (drummer was a school friend of mine), Speedy (still have their demo dated 23/10/94), Blammo (supported The Beatiful South at the Arena '92 I think) and Speaking of the South; what about Paul Heaton? I have quite a collection of gig flyers from the early/mid-nineties, one day I'll find them all out and write a memoir.

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