Sep 28, 2016

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Today's artists are an an English ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel. They were at their most popular during the early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness, The Specials and The Selecter filled the charts. They spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983, and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums ....N'Joy

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Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School near Manor House, North London. They commemorated the 1981 closure of the school on the back sleeve of their Gosh It's... The band, composed of vocalist Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), Louis Cook (guitar), David Farren (bass), Martin Stewart (keyboards), Brian Tuitti (drums), Gus Herman (trumpet), Chris Kane (saxophone), and Andrew Marson (saxophone), were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from the Specials and the ska revival movement in England in the late '70s.

After becoming popular in their native London, Bad Manners signed to Magnet Records in 1980, and became regular guests on television shows such as Tiswas. The band also appeared on The British Music Awards (1981) and Cheggers Plays Pop. In 1985, they also appeared on The Time of Your Life, hosted by Noel Edmonds. Being closely associated with the 2 Tone movement (though never signed to 2 Tone Records itself), they were one of six bands featured in the 1981 documentary film Dance Craze.

Some of their more notable hits include "My Girl Lollipop", "Lip Up Fatty", "Can Can", "Special Brew" and "Walking In The Sunshine". One of the main reasons for their notoriety, was their outlandish huge-tongued and shaven-headed frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops.[3] The band was also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was watching on TV.

Bad Manners left Magnet Records in 1983, and Telstar Records released a compilation album, The Height of Bad Manners, which reached number 23 in the UK Albums Chart. The album was assisted with a television advertisement promotion, and it brought the band back to the attention of the media and the British public - but no further chart hits.

The group then went on to sign a contract with Portrait Records in the United States and Mental Notes was released in 1985. For two years the band toured continuously all over the world but decided to disband in 1987.

Buster reformed the band with original members Louis Alphonso, Martin Stewart and Winston Bazoomies. Another original member, Chris Kane, also remained in the band, but left in 1990. In 1988, the band licensed the name and logo of Blue Beat Records, and set up office in a 50 ft barge in the back garden of Buster's former home in Spring Hill, London. After Blue Beat closed in 1990, Bad Manners were without a recording contract, but still continued to tour. In 1992, they signed a deal with Pork Pie Records and Fat Sound was released in Europe. The album was initially intended to be released in the UK on Blue Beat.

In 1996, Buster Bloodvessel moved to Margate, and opened a hotel on the seafront called Fatty Towers, which catered for people with huge appetites. While living in Margate, he was a regular spectator at Margate F.C., and Bad Manners sponsored the club for one season. Fatty Towers closed in 1998 and did not re-open despite a facelift. After its closure, he moved back to London. Bad Manners released Heavy Petting on Moon Ska Records in the United States in 1997. Six years later, Buster set up another record label and the band released Stupidity on Bad Records in 2003.

The band are currently in their 40th anniversary year, and can still be seen out touring regularly across the UK.

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The Manners paint their visions of cats,monsters,woolly textures etc from a far richer palette.The brass section on this peice is also superb.If John Coltrane was a skinhead into ska he would have begged to join Bad Manners.Buster Bloodvessel is the ska Biggy Smalls except unlike that fat naughty legend this one still has blood pumping through him.Mind you he has a similiar sense of fun but not quite as many tunes about crack.Ska n B is Van Goff for the ear.

Bad Manners - Ska 'N' B   (flac  366mb)

01 Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu 2:30
02 Here Comes The Major 2:53
03 Fatty Fatty 2:46
04 King Ska/Fa 4:43
05 Monster Mash 3:00
06 Caledonia 2:58
07 Magnificent 7 2:32
08 Wooly Bully 3:09
09 Lip Up Fatty 2:46
10 Special Brew 3:36
11 Inner London Violence 3:59
12 Scruffy The Huffy Chuffy Tug Boat 1:39
13 Holidays 2:12
14 Night Bus To Dalston (Instrumental Version) 2:18
15 Lip Up Fatty (12" Extended Mix) 4:42
16 Special Brew (Single Version) 3:19
17 Ivor The Engine 2:27

Bad Manners - Ska 'N' B   (ogg  135mb)

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Bad Manners' sophomore release pretty much follows the blueprint of their debut release Ska'n'B, in that it's fun original pop ska, with a few cover tunes and boisterous instrumentals. The remastered sound is awesome and 2 bonus tracks not on the original LP, have been aded. Wonderful, cheerful driving music.

Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes!   (flac 289mb)

01 Echo Four-Two 2:43
02 Just A Feeling 3:13
03 El Pussycat 2:30
04 Doris 2:48
05 Spy I 4:05
06 Tequila 2:12
07 Lorraine 3:15
08 Echo Gone Wrong 4:21
09 Suicide 3:04
10 The Undersea Adventures Of Ivor The Engine 2:25
11 Back In '60 2:34
12 Just Pretendin' 3:05
13 Lorraine (Extended 12" Version) 6:20
14 Here Comes The Major (New Version) 3:23

Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes!   (ogg  111mb)

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Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of the British Ska band's 1981 album including bonus tracks. This, their third album overall, was the bands' most successful full-length, reaching #18 in the UK charts. The album contains a fascinating mixture of styles, from the quality writing & musicianship of songs such as "Walking in the Sunshine" & "Casablanca" to the experimental, slightly leftfield "Gherkin", to the great fun tracks like "Can Can" & "Ben E. Wriggle". What you get is an amazingly diverse record that should have sold by the bucket load. BM were always perceived as a singles band, although this was the bands most successful record, it only peaked at 18 in the UK album charts. So if a fan of ska, then this album is an integral part of that scene. Amongst the six bonus tracks is the #34 hit single 'Buona Sera' plus many rare, previously non-LP B-sides making their debut on this album.

Bad Manners - Gosh It's (flac 401mb)

01 Walking In The Sunshine 3:26
02 Dansetta 3:53
03 Can Can 2:55
04 Weeping And Wailing 3:37
05 Casablanca (Rags And Riches) 4:48
06 Don't Be Angry 2:30
07 Ben E. Wriggle 3:48
08 Runaway 3:06
09 Never Will Change 3:04
10 Only Funkin' 3:32
11 End Of The World 2:57
12 Gherkin 4:36
13 Armchair Disco 3;12
14 Night Bus To Dalston (Vocal Version) 2:14
15 Buona Sera 2:50
16 The New One 1:05
17 No Respect 1:58
18 Walking In The Sunshine (Ext 12" Version) 5:33

Bad Manners - Gosh It's  (ogg  141mb)

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Forging Ahead shows the band in peak form for the last time as the ska-revival was losing momentum. Includes the hit cover of Millie's (retitled) classic "My Girl Lollipop." Bad Manners were the pioneers of Ska/New wave/Zaniness and probably a few other categories that I missed. For fun, you can't beat this puppy! The Cossack-sounding That Will Do Nicely opens up the album, with the fun & echoey Salad Bar next. Tonight is Your Night is a great sing along while Sampson & Delilah & Exodus are great!My Girl Lollipop might have been done before, and recived the radio play, but remains my favorite, none-the-less.The Cd then goes into some hummable tracks, including the nutty remake of Van Morrisons Whats Up Crazy Pup! It may seem to you like I reviewed just about every song, and you'd be right! It's just that good. Listen to it yourself !

Bad Manners - Forging Ahead (flac 453mb)

01 That'll Do Nicely 2:52
02 Salad Bar 2:51
03 Tonight Is Your Night 3:25
04 Samson and Delilah 5:18
05 Exodus 2:45
06 Got No Brains 3:48
07 My Girl Lollipop 4:59
08 Falling Out of Love 3:23
09 Seventh Heaven 3:28
10 Educating Marmalade 3:16
11 What's up Crazy Pup 1:56
12 Your 3:49

Bad Manners - Forging Ahead   (ogg  99mb)

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