The Gonads - THE GONADS

AKA: THE MAGNIFICENT GONADS / GARY AND THE GONADS / MAX 'N' GAL (THE BROTHERS GONAD)

Formed: Charlton, London South East London, England, UK

Oi!/Punk Pathetqiue also-rans led by Garry Bushell, Sounds scribe, one-time manager of Cockney Rejects (and The Blood) , mastermind of the Oi! albums, and latterly, a writer for The Sun. They tried very hard to be funny, but usually were not, although 'I Lost My Love To A U.K. Sub' is pretty good. Bushell's backing band in their early 80's heyday consisted of members of The Business and The Blood. At some point they were managed by so-called poet Garry Johnson. By the turn of the 90's they had mercifully stopped, but there have been numerous reformations since.

Despite Bushell's reputation as a right-winger (foisted upon him by the ignorant), he has never been a Nazi. The Gonads were vocal supporters of the Anti-Nazi League and played gigs for Prisoners' Rights. Old Boots No Panties is the only album by this lot I own, and it is suprisingly entertaining.

The Gonads - Old Boots No Panties - UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 284) Page 2

ABOVE: The Gonads in 2006. Gaz is on the left.

The Gonads - Old Boots No Panties - UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 284) Page 3

ABOVE: The Gonads in 2006. Gaz is in the middle.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

The Gonads - Stroke My Beachcomber Baby The Gonads - Pure Punk For Row People The Gonads - Peace Artists Max 'n' Gal (The Brothers Gonad) - Delilah – The Punk EPic The Gonads - Live - The Official Bootleg
Stroke My Beachcomber Baby
(7", 1977)
Pure Punk For Row People (7", 1982) Peace Artists
(7", as The Magnificent Gonads, 1982)
Delilah – The Punk EPic (7", as Max 'n' Gal (The Brothers Gonad), 1983) Live - The Official Bootleg (2xLP, 1984)
The Gonads - South London 5 Hull 4 (Full Time Result) The Gonads - Oi! Nutter The Gonads - Schiz-Oi!-Phrenia The Gonads - Oi! ...Back And Barking The Gonads - Old Boots No Panties

South London 5 Hull 4 (Full Time Result)
(LP, split with The Blood, 1988)

Oi! Nutter (7", 1997) Schiz-Oi!-Phrenia
(CD, 2001)
Oi! ...Back And Barking (CD, 2003) Old Boots No Panties (CD, 2006)
The Gonads - Punk Is Back Oi! Oi! Oi! The Gonads - Live Free, Die Free The Gonads - Glorious Bastards The Gonads - The Gonads Vs. SpringtOifel The Gonads - Charlton Boys
Punk Is Back Oi! Oi! Oi! (7", split with Klasse Kriminale, 2007) Live Free, Die Free (2xLP/CD, 2009) Glorious Bastards (LP/CD, 2010) The Gonads Vs. SpringtOifel
(7", split, 2010)
Charlton Boys
(7", 2011)
Bootboys / Cheeky Chappie (7", split with Infa Riot) The Uprisers / The Gonads - Split      
Bootboys / Cheeky Chappie (7", split with Infa Riot, 2011) The Uprisers / The Gonads (7", split, 2013)      

Extraneous Releases

The Gonads - Live And Loud!! The Gonads - The Revenge Of The Gonads The Gonads - Punk Rock Will Never Die (The Best Of The Gonads) The Gonads - Greater Hits Volume One: Plums The Gonads - Greater Hits Volume Two: The Mutt's Nuts
Live And Loud!!
(LP, 1988)
The Revenge Of The Gonads (LP, 1990) Punk Rock Will Never Die (The Best Of The Gonads) (CD, 1994) Greater Hits Volume One: Plums
(LP+7"/CD, 2011)
Greater Hits Volume Two: The Mutt's Nuts (LP+7"/CD, 2012)


Various Artists

Carry On Oi! UK LP 1981 (Secret): Tuckers Ruckers Ain't No Suckers

Bollocks To Christmas UK 7" 1981 (Secret): (I'm Dreaming Of A) White Christmas

Total Noise #1 UK 7" 1982 (Total Noise): TNT

The Secret Life Of Punks UK LP 1982 (Secret): I Lost My Love To A UK Sub

Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot! UK LP 1982 (Secret): Getting Pissed

Wave News 2 - Independent Smash Hits Germany LP 1982 (Intercord): Pure Punk For Row People

Son Of Oi! UK LP 1983 (Syndicate): Jobs Not Jails / [as Gary & The Gonads:] Lager Top Blues

The Oi! Of Sex UK LP 1984 (Syndicate): S.E.7 Dole Day

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 3 UK LP 1988 (Link): Joys Of Oi!

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 4 UK LP 1988 (Link): Gonads Theme

Oi!.. The Picture Disc Vol. 2 UK LP 1988 (Link): Jobs Not Jails

A Guaranteed Mug Free Zone UK LP 1988 (Link): Jobs Not Jails

Oi! Chartbusters Volume 5 UK LP 1989 (Link): Eat The Rich

The Joys Of Oi! UK LP 1990 (Link): Joys Of Oi! / Eat The Rich

Secret Records: The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): I Lost My Love To A UK Sub / Punk City Rockers

Secret Records: The Punk Singles Collection Volume 2 UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Punk Rock Will Never Die / Got Any Wriggly’s John / She Can’t Whip Me

Addicted To Oi! UK CD 2002 (Captain Oi!): Unky Bunk

Oi! Across The World Argentina CD 2004 (Street Dogs): Surfing Rebel Psycho Punks

Kings Of Street Punk UK CD 2007 (G&R): Alconaut / Valhallaballoo

Hooligan Classics Vol II Germany 2x7" 2013 (Randale): Glorious

Links

HOMEPAGE - Nice, information packed site

 

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