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Toxic Ephex

Probably the best Scottish punk/folk crossover artists from the 80s, this Aberdeen six-piece comprised Dod (vocals), Carmen (fiddle), Fred (guitars), Mikey (bass), Chizel (drums) and Frankie (rhythm guitar). Regional favourites for quite some time before their underground reputation spread through the entire rest of Scotland and Britain, their endeavours within this path had been helped by support slot machine games towards the politically and musically sympathetic New Model Military and Guys They Couldn’t Suspend. Their vinyl fabric debut had seriously the first 80s Crass Information sampler Bullshit Detector 2, and they made their very own delightfully entitled Green Vomit Information. From that label emerged a split record with fellow Scottish politics punk clothing Oi Polloi, then your endearing The Journeys Of Nobby Porthole – The Dick FROM THE North. Staffed by mad fiddlers, snarling politics vocals and diatribes against the Traditional government of the time, in addition, it included an charming version from the Scottish folk regular ‘Bonnie Wee Jeanie McColl’. Alas, the demise from the fondly kept in mind sextet arrived in 1991, although Carmen (dubbed by some parts of the press as ‘a feminine Nigel Kennedy’) reappeared both single and with ceilidh professionals Old Blind Canines.

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