Stack Waddy

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1970s 2000s


This UK band was formed in Manchester in 1969 by Mick Stott (guitar) and Stuart Banham (bass), previously of the New Religion. John Knail (vocals/harmonica) and Steve Revell (drums) completed the new act’s line-up which first drew attention to an impressive appearance at Buxton’s 1969 Progressive Blues Festival. The band was later signed to UK disc jockey John Peel’s Dandelion Records label. Both Stack Waddy and Bugger Off! revealed aspirations similar to contemporary R&B groups, played in an uncluttered, irreverent, but exciting style. Included were versions of the Pretty Things’ ‘Rosalyn’, Frank Zappa’s ‘Willie The Pimp’ and the wryly-titled ‘Meat Pies ’Ave Come But The Band’s Not Here Yet’, but Stack Waddy’s guttural music proved unfashionable and the original unit split up. Between 1973 and 1976 Barnham led a revamped line-up comprising Mike Sweeny (vocals), Wayne Jackson (bass) and Kevin...

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