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ARTIST
TITLE
Stack Waddy/Bugger Off!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WPM 5007CD WPM 5007CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/24/2006

These are the first two Stack Waddy releases on one CD: Stack Waddy originally released on John Peel's Dandelion Records in 1971, and Bugger Off! also on Dandelion, originally released in 1972. Classic blues-based drunken swagger, with a tip to the early Beefheart hat. "Although forming in Manchester, England in 1965 under the banner of New Religion, Stack Waddy first came to attention at the 1969 Progressive Blues Festival in Buxton with their boisterous brand of British '60s-styled R&B. Signing with John Peel's Dandelion label, they released the single 'Roadrunner' in 1970, followed by their self-titled debut album in 1971. Led by singer John Knail, they developed a reputation as an excellent live act, despite Knail's habit of throwing bottles or assaulting crowds who were not appreciative of their efforts. Another single, 'You Really Got Me,' followed in 1972, as did their second album, Bugger Off!, a title which was banned by several shops. Dwindling success led to the band's demise although Barnham did revive the group with a new lineup of Mike Sweeny (vocals), Wayne Jackson (bass), and Kevin Wilkinson (drums) from 1973-1976." --All Music Guide.