|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
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 acts line-up which first drew attention to an impressive appearance at Buxtons 1969 Progressive Blues Festival. The band was later signed to UK disc jockey John Peels 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 Zappas Willie The Pimp and the wryly-titled Meat Pies Ave Come But The Bands Not Here Yet, but Stack Waddys 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...