Thrilled Skinny (1990)
|Genres||Indie pop, post punk|
|Labels||Hunchback, Artlos, Pop Noise|
|Associated acts|| Noise Annoys Simon|
|Past members|| Simon Goalpost|
Andy Furniture/Vic Sinex
Elliot P. Smoke
Thrilled Skinny were an indie band from Luton formed in 1987, who released several singles and two albums between 1987 and 1995, although they split up in 1991.
Luton is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Bedfordshire, England. The town is situated on the River Lea in the south east of the island of Great Britain. It is located about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of London. Earliest settlements in the Luton area can be traced back over 250,000 years, but the town’s foundation dates to the sixth century as a Saxon outpost on the River Lea, from which Luton derives its name.
Thrilled Skinny formed in Luton and comprised the pseudonymously-named Simon Goalpost (vocals, bass guitar, formerly of Mod band The Theme), Andy Furniture (aka Vic Sinex, vocals, guitar), Utensil Realname (keyboards, backing vocals), and Elliot P. Smoke (drums, backing vocals).They released records on their own Hunchback label and were regularly played by John Peel on his BBC Radio 1 show. They recorded a session for the show in 1988. Described by John Robb as "one of the last of the quixotic British DIY underground bands", they drew comparisons with The Wedding Present but with their own brand of oddball humour. They were inspired by post-punk bands such as Wire, Swell Maps, and the Television Personalities, and by Medway bands such as Thee Milkshakes and Thee Mighty Caesars. Debut album They Said We Wouldn't But We Did was released in 1989, featuring 22 songs in 38 minutes. The band also created Clod Magazine, which, by 2014, had racked up 26 editions.
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