|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Cud was formed in Leeds, England in 1987 by Carl Puttnam (Ilford, Essex, England; vocals), Mike Dunphy (b. Northumberland, England; guitar), William Potter (b. Derby, England; bass) and Steve The Infamous Drummer From Cud Goodwin (b. Croydon, Surrey, England; drums). The quartet sprung into existence when they discovered the remains of a deserted drum kit in a rubbish skip. They debuted on the Wedding Presents Reception label and spent two years building up a small but fanatical north England following with a comical hybrid of funk and the uglier elements of independent music. Threatened by a not entirely undeserved joker tag - helped by Cuds desire to perform absurd versions of Hot Chocolate and Jethro Tull songs - 1990 brought a new sense of sanity and professionalism to the band. Critical acclaim coincided with a more nationwide spread of supporters, and their new-found attitude reaped commercial dividends when...