Ad Nauseam - Portsmouth PunksAd Nauseam - Portsmouth Punks

Formed: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK

Standard UK 82 hardcore featuring former members of Birth Trauma and The Anihilates.

According to Frenchy Golder's liner notes on Anagram's Flicknife Records Punk Collection: "The lead singer and guitarist both had massive mohicans haircuts and the noise coupled with the look was quite something or maybe it was the beer! I am afraid their live energy did not translate very well onto record and they were also quite hard to work with, not really knowing what they wanted. The argued so long amongst themselves about the title of their EP that in the end I gave it a name myself. this led to further arguments and that was the end of it".

The EP in question, Brainstorm, is wank-standard UK 82 shitpunk, and I can't imagine anybody voluntarily sitting through one of their demos or tapes. Maybe they're great, I dunno. Maximum Rocknroll loved their Bad Noizeam/5 Go Mad demo, and their sole LP The Greatest Show on Earth is supposed to be pretty good metallic punk.

Anyway, after Ad Nauseam split in 1988, Keef and Colonel carried on in Awake Mankind, while Barry Coward went all-out thrash metal and recorded two albums with Decimator.

Ad Nauseam - Portsmouth Band

ORIGINAL LINEUP (1982-84):

Barry Coward - vocals
Keith "Keef" Salmon - guitar
Steve "Colonel" Taylor - bass
Mick Bonseir - drums

OTHER MEMBERS AT VARIOUS TIMES:

Aly - vocals
Mick - guitar
Chris "Turkee" Calloway - drums
Scott Fury - guitar
Brian Barnett - guitar
Barry "Baz" Coombes - bass
Brian "Wheelie" Wheeler - bass
John Haskett - bass

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Ad Nauseam - Brainstorm E.P. Ad Nauseam - The Greatest Show On Earth      
Brainstorm E.P.
(7", 1983)
The Greatest Show On Earth
(LP, 1987)
     

Demos

Ad Nauseam - Mass Murder Ad Nauseam - Ad-Nauseam (Tape) Ad Nauseam - 2nd Demo Ad Nauseam - O.U.TT./Vote? They're All The Same Ad-Nauseam - Bad Noizeam/5 Go Mad
Mass Murder
(Tape, 1982)
Ad-Nauseam
(Tape, 1982)
2nd Demo
(Tape, 1982)
O.U.TT./Vote? They're All The Same
(Tape, 1983)
Bad Noizeam/5 Go Mad (Tape, 1985)
Ad-Nauseam - Straining At The Leash Ad NAuseam - Pandemonium      
Straining At The Leash
(Tape, 1985)
Pandemonium
(Tape, 1986)
     

 

Various Artists

Pah! Tape UK Tape 1982 (I Thought It Might Shock You Tapes): Don't Vote / Fuck Both

Noises From The Unknown UK Tape 1983 (Obituary Tapes): Fire / No War No More / P.C. Wanker

Anthems Of The Black Icon UK Tape 1980s (Social Disorder Tapes): Apocalypse Of Youth

The Final Decay! UK Tape 1980s (Open Sore Tapes): Stop The Van / Little White Spot / Denis The Piromaniac / Ad-Nausium* – What The Butler Saw [all songs mis-credited to Ad-Nausium]

Flicknife Records Punk Collection UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Thatcher

Earsplitting Noise Europe LP 2006 (no label): Nausea / Wankers

Links

Burning Britain has all of the above (except the Flicknife comp) for free download

 

You can add stuff and make comments/corrections by emailing me at:

jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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