Sunday, January 07, 2007

Bogshed - Step On It LP


Here's the first album of Bogshed. Text below taken from their site which you can find here.
Bogshed formed in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England in 1985, initially as The Amazing Roy North Penis Band, and comprised Phil Hartley (vocals), Mike Bryson (bass), Mark McQuaid (guitar) and Tristan King (drums).
The Membranes' John Robb signed them up to his 'Vinyl Drip' label, releasing the classic debut EP 'Let Them Eat Bogshed', before they moved on to Shelfish Records.
Championed by John Peel, they recorded 5 sessions for his radio show between 1985 and 1987, and gained regular airplay. The uncompromising mix of angular guitar-led tunes and Hartley's energetic vocals (his stated aim was to sing like Doris Day!) meant that Peel's listeners either loved Bogshed or found them unpalatable. After 2 superb LPs and a string of great singles, Bogshed called it a day, the last single ("Stop Revolving") never making it out of the warehouse.
Hartley popped up late in 1988 with a solo Peel Session, but no releases were forthcoming. King went on to play with Jackdaw With Crowbar and later A Witness, while Mike Bryson, who was responsible for the sleeve artwork is now the world's foremost cartoonist/illustrator.
Step On It LP (Shelfish Records-Shelf 2-1986)
1. Mechanical Nun
2. Run To The Temple
3. Adventure Of Dog
4. Tommy Steele Record
5. Jobless Youngsters
6. Tried To Hide But Forced To Howl
7. Packed Lunch To School
8. Summer In My Lunchtime
9. The Fastest Legs
10. Oily Stack
11. Hell Bent On Death
12. Thunderballs
13. Can't Be Beat
14. Little Car

Step On It

15 comments:

annie's animal said...

My favourite band !!!!!!

English Paul said...

You never cease to amaze me with these postings. How about some Membranes or Janitors ?

artnipples said...

Wow, thanks!!

Curious Guy said...

Glad to know people still dig Bogshed.
no Membranes or Janitors for the moment. But I'll look for some very soon. I need Membranes in my collection. I've seen them live 2 times. Nice people.

Trader said...

I never bought this as most of the tracks were broadcast on the John Peel show (as session tracks or otherwise). Now they all moulder on tapes somewhere in my basement, so it's great to hear Bogshed properly for the first time in well over a decade!

Highlander said...

Had forgotten about Bogshed and then remembered that they were on C86....If you want some photos to go along with the quality music Curious Guy is posting, have a look at http://www.newwavephotos.com/index.htm

FuseRed said...

Great post... thanks!

p.s. there's a cool Bogshed Peel Session to download at Perfumed Garden (plus a ton of other cool sessions too)... http://theperfumedgarden.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Thanks, been after this one for ages, any chance of putting up the 2nd lp "Brutal" and the eps and singles?

Curious Guy said...

For the moment, the only other Bogshed record I have is the 'Let Them Eat Bogshed' 12". I'm still looking around for the others from time to time.

Anonymous said...

"Let Them Eat Bogshed" is a true classic. Panties Please and Fat Lad Exam Failure deserve to be heard by the world again!

Simon said...

Thanks for this. There is a bit of a Bogshed party going on over at multiply:

http://rhodri.multiply.com/music
http://francksauzee.multiply.com/music
http://scissorkicks.multiply.com/music

michaeldustdevil said...

rhodri, simon!!!... fancy seeing you lot here...
http://michaeldustdevil.multiply.com/

Anonymous said...

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Ed said...

Thanks for posting the bogshed it's really hard to get hold of!

Ed, 17 Seconds Blog

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!