THE SICK THINGS

Formed: London, England, UK

Purveyors of standard-issue identipunk played at high speed with no finesse. Were the mysterious Sick Things any good at at it? I'll tell you: they were brilliant. Super-snotty high speed rants were the order of the day, with the most shrieking high-pitched vocals prior to Deno in Dirt, and utterly inane lyrics about bondage, S&M, necrophilia and street violence. They were as punk as punk got, but sadly split before their debut EP was to be released (by Raw) in late 1977, and so that never happened. They had to be content with two spots on the Raw Deal! comp. Raw boss Lee Wood waited until 1983 before releasing the EP, on Chaos Records, the label through which he was releasing semi-legal Pistols recordings.

The band lineup remains mysterious, but the shrieky lead singer was Charlie Green, and she later became a celebrity mark up artist of some renown. Her other musical endeavours were Bitch (who released a single, 'Big City', in 1979) and a guest spot with Swedish punksters Chatterbox on their 'Forgotten Heroes' single in 1980.

DISCOGRAPHY

Extraneous Releases

Sick Things - The Legendary Sick Things E.P. The Sick Things - The Sick Things      
The Legendary Sick Things E.P.
(7", 1983)
The Sick Things
(7", 2000)
     
 

Various Artists

Raw Deal! UK LP 1977 (Raw): Bondage Boy / Kids On The Street / [and on CD: Anti-Social Disease / Sleeping With The Dead]

Spiral Scratch UK 7" 1990 (Spiral Scratch): Bondage Boy

Punk Collectors Series Vol 1: Raw Records UK CD 1991 (Damaged Goods): Bondage Boy / Anti-Social Disease / Sleeping With The Dead / Street Kids

It Ain't No Legend Germany Tape 1992 (Hick-Up Tapes): Bondage Boy

Raw Records Punk Collection UK CD 1993 (Anagram): Bondage Boy / Kids On The Street

England Belongs To Me Vol. 3 UK LP 1997 (77 Records): Anti-Social Disease

 

Links

PUNK 77

DAMAGED GOODS

BORED TEENAGERS

 

 

 

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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