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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.
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Eight Legged Groove Machine The Wonder Stuff 5
1989 HUP The Wonder Stuff 5 5
1991 Never Loved Elvis The Wonder Stuff 4
1993 Construction for the Modern Idiot The Wonder Stuff 4
2004 Escape From Rubbish Island The Wonder Stuff 2
2006 Suspended by Stars The Wonder Stuff 1
2008 The Eight Legged Groove Machine (20th anniversary edition) The Wonder Stuff 1
2010 HUP (21st anniversary edition) The Wonder Stuff 1
2012 Oh No It’s… The Wonder Stuff The Wonder Stuff 2
2016 30 Goes Around the Sun The Wonder Stuff 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 If The Beatles Had Read Hunter... The Singles The Wonder Stuff 4 1
2000 Love Bites and Bruises The Wonder Stuff 1
Greatest Hits and More More More The Wonder Stuff 1

Album + Demo

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Boot-Legged Groove Machine The Wonder Stuff 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live in Manchester The Wonder Stuff 1
2001 Cursed With Insincerity The Wonder Stuff 1
2004 Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Greatest Hits Live The Wonder Stuff 1
2007 The BBC Sessions The Wonder Stuff 1
A Tribute to a Bass Thing The Wonder Stuff 1
The Last Concert The Wonder Stuff 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Unbearable The Wonder Stuff 2
1988 A Wish Away The Wonder Stuff 1
1988 Give Give Give Me More More More The Wonder Stuff 1
1988 It's Yer Money I'm After Baby The Wonder Stuff 2
1989 Don’t Let Me Down, Gently The Wonder Stuff 2
1989 Golden Green / Get Together The Wonder Stuff 2
1989 Who Wants to Be the Disco King? The Wonder Stuff 1
1990 Circlesquare The Wonder Stuff 3
1991 The Size of a Cow The Wonder Stuff 3
1991 Caught in My Shadow The Wonder Stuff 2
1991 Dizzy Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff 1
1991 Sleep Alone The Wonder Stuff 2
1993 Full of Life (Happy Now) (The Rollo mix) The Wonder Stuff 1
1994 Unbearable The Wonder Stuff 2
2006 Blah Blah, Lah Di Dah The Wonder Stuff 1
2012 From The Midlands With Love The Wonder Stuff 1
2012 From The Midlands With Love 2 The Wonder Stuff 1
2012 From The Midlands With Love 3 The Wonder Stuff 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Caught in My Shadow: Australian Tour Souvenir EP The Wonder Stuff 1
1992 Welcome to the Cheap Seats The Wonder Stuff 3
1993 On the Ropes The Wonder Stuff 1
1993 Full of Life (Happy Now) E.P. The Wonder Stuff 2
1994 Hot Love Now! EP The Wonder Stuff 2
2005 Bile Chant The Wonder Stuff 4 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Live Tracks & Rarities EP The Wonder Stuff 1

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