Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: alternative indie 90s grebo seen live rock indie rock britpop british alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stourbrige, West Midlands, England in 1988 by local characters Jonn Penney (17 September 1968, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, England; vocals), Rat (b. Garath Pring, 8 November 1970, Sedgley, West Midlands, England; guitar), Matt Cheslin (b. 28 November 1970, Quarry Bank, West Midlands, England; bass), Alex Griffin (b. 29 August 1971, Kingswinford, West Midlands, England; bass), and Dan Warton (b. 28 July 1972, Sedgley, West Midlands, England; drums).

After dubious gothic beginnings, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin began to find their feet in 1989 with the establishment of their own Furtive Records label and a series of tour supports, notably with regional contemporaries the Wonderstuff. Notable for having two bass players, uniformly crimped hair and an unequivocally daft name (taken from BBC Radio’s The Goon Show), the band’s urgent, aggressive sub-hardcore sound still managed to offset any gimmicky connotations, turning a...

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