1. Ruben
    May 21, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Does anybody have any info on this band? Just recently decided to check them out.

  2. Steve Corr
    Steve Corr
    May 24, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Ruben
    Anything you want to know in particular?
    The full story is quite a long one with a few twisty turny things.
    Basically they formed in Bristol in 84, played sporadic gigs in various squats and venues around Bristol. Original line up in the above pictures is Mathew Brett on drums (now sadly deceased) Giles Coe (Bass) and Steve Corr (guitar and vox)
    They moved to London in 86 where they carried on in the same sporadic half arsed kind of way they’d started. The above tracks were taken from a demo made in Walthamstow in late 86
    (I think) that was to be a split album with Watt Tyler.
    Steve Corr then became guitarist with Blyth Power in their second incarnation from 87 – 90 which kind of side lined Idiot Strength a little.
    Mathew Brett left to go traveling and was replaced by Andy Tuck who had previously played with Thatcher On Acid and later with Schwartzeneggar. Matt was soon followed by Giles who was then replaced by Chaz (Charles Loft) formerly of Flowers in the Dustbin fame.
    The band continued in much the same manner.
    Chaz left after a year or so and was replaced by Bob Buttler (Also a member of Thatcher On Acid & Schwartzeneggar and now playing with Steve Ignorant)
    All three members of this later incarnation came originally from Yeovil and the surrounding area.
    During their time in London time they had various lead guitarists,
    the last of whom and perhaps the best was Dan (?) who had previously played and sang with Blind Mole Rat.

    Andy Tuck quit sometime around 94-95 and a two other drummers were recruited the last of whom “Yowla” is now playing for Adam Ant on his latest tour.
    Sadly the band never recorded and stuttered to a halt in 96.
    Bob, Steve & Andy recently played a couple of songs at the recent Mob gig in Bristol and will soon be playing again in London if rumours are to be believed.

  3. Ruben
    May 26, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I see. Thanks for the info. I had seen this bands name come up several times in the past in band interviews and always wondered who they were.

  4. Andy Tuck (aka P.Dant...)
    Andy Tuck (aka P.Dant...)
    May 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    We recorded about a dozen songs in a small studio in New Cross in the summer of 1996 for our own amusement and as a demo tape I guess.
    Steve, Bob, Dan and Andy did a handful of gigs together around this time.
    Andy left in March 1997.

  5. luggy
    May 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Didn’t realise you lot liked talking in the third person about yourselves 😉

  6. Bob
    May 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    “luggy Says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Didn’t realise you lot liked talking in the third person about yourselves ”

    Bob doesn’t do that

  7. Steve Corr
    Steve Corr
    June 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

    It’s cuz we’re shy Mick. apart from Bob (the tart) Buttler

  8. Miles R@ttus
    Miles R@ttus
    June 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Just been giving this demo a couple of listens. Reminds me of a demented Blyth Power meets The Clash, and I mean this a compliment 🙂 I love it !
    Look forward to seeing them at Weird Tales 2011 !

  9. Des Dung
    Des Dung
    October 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    What’s Giles up to these days? Des Dung (ex BlaBoiz)

  10. luggy
    October 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Think Giles is still being a family man, living on the South Downs & doing eco work. Haven’t seen him for a couple of years though, seemed pretty happy last time that I saw him.

  11. Alex
    April 21, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Yo Andy Tuck still going, you never bettered your time with us at Klustafuxx though, we were better than all that right-on anarcho punk nonsense! And we wrote that Nirvana tune.. Oh no we ripped off the Damned and Killing Joke ..Ah well fuck it two years down the bucket.

  12. Alex
    April 21, 2012 at 3:44 am

    And Steve Corr like the way you say Andy played with ultra hip cats like Schwazenegar (cant effing spell it!) and Thatcher on Marshmallows but ignore his earlier seminal work with Klustafuxx, whats that about? And last time I saw you my interviewees from the IWCA were buying you drinks as well, wheres the loyalty?

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