The Wonder Stuff - The Eight Legged Groove Machine [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered] CD £2.45 delivered @ Zavvi - HotUKDeals
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Maybe it was the fact that the uncle of singer Miles Hunt had played unhinged French horn on the very weird first ELO album and sax with retro rock & roll pranksters Wizzard which so inspired the irreverent humour and common pop touch of the Wonder Stuff. Appearing from nowhere (well, Wolverhampton actually) in 1987 and with girls' hairstyles, The 'Stuffies dutifully stuck a whoopee cushion beneath the raincoat-covered **** of a glum English indie scene with their 1988 debut Eight Legged Groove Machine--a winning mix of brisk, skiffle-light, laddish pop and quite swaggering impertinence. "Unbearable", for example hammed it up with a sawn-off That Petrol Emotion riff and the almost Churchillian barb of "I didn't like you very much when I met you/but now I like you even less" while "It's Yer Money I'm After, Baby" ("It's not your heart/it's your bank I want to break") was something akin to Ray Davies with behavioural problems. "Astley In The Noose" (one of four b-sides added to this repackaged edition) was a call for the hanging of a certain manly voiced 80s pop star for the crime of singing oldies. Probably a jibe too far, considering the Wonder Stuff went on to have a number one single with a rather hairy-chested version of Tommy Roe's mouldy old "Dizzy"

1.Red Berry Joy Town
2.No, For The 13th Time
3.It's Yer Money
4.Rue The Day
5.Give, GIve, Give Me More, More, More
6.Merry Go Round
7.The Animals And Me
8.A Wish Away
9.Grin
10.Mother And I
11.Some Sad Someone
12.Ruby Horse
13.Unbearable
14.Poison
15.Times Will Change
16.A Song Without An End
17.Goodbye Fatman
18.Astley In The Noose
19.Ooh, She Said
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#1
awful size of a cow, sell outs Dizzy my ****
#2
i already own this cd but it would be a 'no brainer ' at this price
#3
"awful size of a cow, sell outs Dizzy my ****"

neither of which are on this album, so your point is?

Hot from me!
#4
HOT STUFF, NOW!!
#5
I would, but I have been in the bathroom for 30 years...
#6
Worth it for Goodbye Fatman if you haven't got it already.
1 Like #7
spaceisace
i already own this cd but it would be a 'no brainer ' at this price

Also already own this (on vinyl, though!). If anyone fancies a trip down memory lane they are touring next year supporting the Levellers.....
#8
wonderstuff at their best, great album
#9
Astley in the noose
He hasn't got a use
But he's trying
Trying to be someone
Trying to take like a man if you can
Sing an old song
#10
Astley in the Noose and Song without an End better than Goodbye Fatman in my eyes.
Great Remastered version, I went and bought them when they were £4 on Amazon not long after they came out....
They're from Stourbridge, not Wolverhampton..... God bless every ****ing last one of us....
#11
Great debut album (back in the day)
#12
ordered, cheers i love unbearable
#13
renegade_si
They're from Stourbridge, not Wolverhampton..... God bless every ****ing last one of us....


I loved the late 80s early 90s when the Stourbridge 3 all toured together around the Midlands, happy days.
#14
Stunning album for peanuts.
#15
humphmeister
spaceisace
i already own this cd but it would be a 'no brainer ' at this price


Also already own this (on vinyl, though!). If anyone fancies a trip down memory lane they are touring next year supporting the Levellers.....


Thanks didn't ralise that. Playing in Bristol so might be worth a trip up from Plymouth.
1 Like #16
Forgot to say, RIP The Bass Thing and Martin Gilks, only four legs of the original groove machine still standing

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