The Wonder Stuff (UK alternative rock band)

~ Group


Formed in March 1986, original bass-player Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones left in 1989, a few months after Martin Bell joined as to play violin and banjo. Jones later died of a drug overdose in New York.

The band's new bass player was Paul Clifford, and this line-up continued until 1994, adding keyboardist Peter Whittaker along the way, when they decided to split over the usual musical differences and perceived lack of label support.

In 2000, most of the band reformed - with the exception of Paul Clifford who was replaced by Stuart Quinell. By 2004, though, the band had split again with Bell and drummer Martin Gilks refusing to work with vocalist Miles Hunt again. Hunt started work on a solo record, but when joined by original guitarist Malc Treece decided to release the work under the Wonder Stuff name, causing some controversy.

In 2006 Gilks was killed in a motorcycle accident in London.

Annotation last modified on 2008-12-13 00:54 UTC.



1988The Eight Legged Groove MachineThe Wonder Stuff46
1989HUPThe Wonder Stuff4.55
1991Never Loved ElvisThe Wonder Stuff36
1993Construction for the Modern IdiotThe Wonder Stuff35
2004Escape From Rubbish IslandThe Wonder Stuff2
2006Suspended by StarsThe Wonder Stuff1
2008The Eight Legged Groove Machine (20th anniversary edition)The Wonder Stuff31
2010HUP (21st anniversary edition)The Wonder Stuff32
2012Oh No It’s… The Wonder StuffThe Wonder Stuff2
201630 Goes Around the SunThe Wonder Stuff2
2019Better Being LuckyThe Wonder Stuff1

Album + Compilation

1994If The Beatles Had Read Hunter... The SinglesThe Wonder Stuff42
2000Love Bites and BruisesThe Wonder Stuff1
2014Diaries 86-89: An Audio TeaserThe Wonder Stuff1
2017Construction for the Modern Idiot: The DemosThe Wonder Stuff1
2017Never Loved Elvis: The DemosThe Wonder Stuff1

Album + Compilation + Live

2018Upstaged: A Live Anthology. 1987‐2016The Wonder Stuff1

Album + Demo

1990The Boot-Legged Groove MachineThe Wonder Stuff1

Album + Live

1995Live in ManchesterThe Wonder Stuff1
2001Cursed With InsincerityThe Wonder Stuff1
2004Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Greatest Hits LiveThe Wonder Stuff1
2007The BBC SessionsThe Wonder Stuff1


1987UnbearableThe Wonder Stuff2
1988Give Give Give Me More More MoreThe Wonder Stuff2
1988A Wish AwayThe Wonder Stuff3
1988It's Yer Money I'm After BabyThe Wonder Stuff3
1989Who Wants to Be the Disco King?The Wonder Stuff1
1989Don’t Let Me Down, GentlyThe Wonder Stuff3
1989Golden Green / Get TogetherThe Wonder Stuff2
1990CirclesquareThe Wonder Stuff3
1991The Size of a CowThe Wonder Stuff4
1991Caught in My ShadowThe Wonder Stuff2
1991Sleep AloneThe Wonder Stuff2
1991DizzyVic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff1
1994UnbearableThe Wonder Stuff2
2006Blah Blah, Lah Di DahThe Wonder Stuff1
2012From the Midlands With LoveThe Wonder Stuff1
2012From the Midlands With Love 2The Wonder Stuff1
2012From the Midlands With Love 3The Wonder Stuff1


1991Caught in My Shadow: Australian Tour Souvenir EPThe Wonder Stuff1
1992Welcome to the Cheap SeatsThe Wonder Stuff3
1993On the Ropes E.P.The Wonder Stuff1
1993Full of Life (Happy Now) E.P.The Wonder Stuff2
1994Hot Love Now! EPThe Wonder Stuff2
2005Bile ChantThe Wonder Stuff41

Other + Live

2004Construction for the Modern VidiotThe Wonder Stuff1


2001Live Tracks & Rarities EPThe Wonder Stuff1

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