Bad Manners

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

A formidable chart presence when the UK 2-Tone ska revival was at its peak, this north London-based outfit originally came together in 1976 as Stoop Solo And The Sheet Starchers. The unit came to be known as Buster Bloodvessel And His Bad Manners, and then simply Bad Manners, and comprised Buster Bloodvessel (Douglas Trendle, 6 September 1958; lead vocals), Gus ‘Hot Lips’ Herman (trumpet), Chris Kane (saxophone), Andrew ‘Marcus Absent’ Marson (saxophone), Winston Bazoomies (harmonica), Brian ‘Chew-it’ Tuitti (drums), David Farren (bass), Martin Stewart (keyboards) and Louis ‘Alphonzo’ Cook (guitar). Fronted by the exuberant Bloodvessel, whose shaven head, rotund build, protruding tongue and often-outrageous costume provided a strong comic appeal, the band enjoyed a brief run of UK hits in the early 80s. Released on the Magnet label, their string of UK hits commenced with the catchy ‘Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu’ followed...

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