Mania - Sheffield PunkMania - Sheffield Punk

Formed: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Oi!/Punk band of no distinction.

Formed in October 1981, these guys started out as Subculture but changed their name to Fallen Heroes before settling on the equally unoriginal name Mania. They were apparently popular in Chesterfield and Stoke but never made it nationally, earning no vinyl releases other than appearances on a couple of popular compilations, Punk Dead - Nah Mate, The Smell Is Jus Summink In Yer Underpants Innit (two songs: 'Stick Together' and 'Power To The People') and A Country Fit For Heroes Volume 2 (one song: 'Blood Money, taken from their third demo).

"We don't write about anarchy, peace s*** which has all been done before. Okay some of our songs are dated as far topics as being unemployed and the state of the country. We know its been written about before and still is been written about today. But the subject about life on the dole does make us mad. This is one reason why punk ain't so strong today, 'cos you cant afford albums at £4.00 or more and singles at £1.35 when you only get £33.00 a fortnight on the dole. Its a near music business today and people can't buy the records if they've got no money CAN THEY? We would love to do a tour of small towns in the U.K."

"We just hope that one day all punks, skinheads and herberts unite together".

(From some fanzine. Thanks Scott!)

DISCOGRAPHY

Demos / Tapes

Mania - Demo Mania - Madness And Outrage Mania - We Don't Need You Mania -  Night Of The Long Knives
Demo (Tape, 1981) Madness And Outrage (Tape, 1982) We Don't Need You (Tape, 1984) Night Of The Long Knives (Tape, 1985)

Various Artists

Punk Dead - Nah Mate, The Smell Is Jus Summink In Yer Underpants Innit UK LP 1983 (Pax): Power To The People / Stick Together

A Country Fit For Heroes Volume 2 UK 12' 1983 (No Future): Blood Money

Religious Vomit UK Tape 1983 (Public Disturbance): Red Alert

Two Ninety Nine! UK LP 1984 (Rot): We Don't Need You / Shoulder To Shoulder

Pax Records Punk Collection UK CD 1996 (Anagram): Stick Together

Oi! The Party LP - Oi & Punk Rock Classics Vol. 2 Germany LP 1990s (Street Kids): We Don't Need You

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