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Splodgenessabounds are an English punk rock band formed in Peckham, South London in 1978. The band is associated with the Oi! and punk pathetique genres. Their frontman is Max Splodge (born Martin Everest) and is the only constant member of the group since its formation. They have scored three UK Singles Chart entries, including one Top 10 hit (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please) and a second Top 30 hit (a cover of Rolf Harris' Two Little Boys).

Links to Peel

"Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please" was the only song from their Simon Templer single (featuring also, Michael Booth's Talking Bum) that picked up any wide range of airplay, first from John Peel on his BBC Radio 1 show, and later on daytime radio as a novelty song. The song peaked at No. 7 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1980, however the band members were unable to capitalise on their success by appearing on Top of the Pops, because the show was off the air due to strike action at the BBC Television.

The follow-up to "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please" was a cover version of "Two Little Boys" (a live version that appeared in the soundtrack to the 1981 film, Urgh! A Music War), which also got airplay on Peel's show, but nowhere else. The band then performed on Top of the Pops, but the single only reached No. 26 in September 1980. Their eponymous debut album (released in January 1981 when the band was on hiatus) failed to chart.

Sessions

1. Recorded: 1980-10-28. Broadcast: 24 November 1980. Repeated: 24 December 1980

  • Rolf / Pilchard Freak / Malcolm's Mum / Desert Island Joe

Other Shows Played

SPLODGENESSABOUNDS - TWO PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS PLEASE

SPLODGENESSABOUNDS - TWO PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS PLEASE

1980
1981

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