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.
ABOVE: The Gonads in 2006. Gaz is on the left.
ABOVE: The Gonads in 2006. Gaz is in the middle.
Singles / Albums
|Stroke My Beachcomber Baby
|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)|
South London 5 Hull 4 (Full Time Result)
|Live And Loud!!
|The Revenge Of The Gonads (LP, 1990)||Punk Rock Will Never Die (The Best Of The Gonads) (CD, 1994)||Greater Hits Volume One: Plums
|Greater Hits Volume Two: The Mutt's Nuts (LP+7"/CD, 2012)|
Total Noise #1 UK 7" 1982 (Total Noise): TNT
Wave News 2 - Independent Smash Hits Germany LP 1982 (Intercord): Pure Punk For Row People
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 Volume 2 UK CD 1995 (Anagram): Punk Rock Will Never Die / Got Any Wriggly’s John / She Can’t Whip Me
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