Splodgenessabounds was formed in a cab office called Baron Cars on Queens Road, Peckham. The band were originally fronted by Max Splodge and his girlfriend of the time, who was known as Baby Greensleeves. The band won a recording contract with Deram Records after finishing runner-
"Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please" got its airplay from John Peel on his BBC Radio 1 show, and later on daytime radio as a novelty song. The song peaked at No. 7 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1980, however the band members were unable to capitalize on their success by appearing on Top of the Pops, because the show was off the air due to strike action at the BBC Television. The follow-
In the band's early days, Splodge were noted for playing pranks which included leaving Max stranded on top of a set of speakers for an entire set; supporting themselves when the support band failed to show by playing the wrong instruments badly at deafening volume levels; and a stunt where Splodge was rumored to be held in Maidstone Prison and came on stage handcuffed to a prison officer. Splodgenessabounds' stage show sometimes went to carnivalesque extremes. Police were frequenting their concerts, due to unsubstantiated reports of public nudity and "farting on demand" during renditions of "Michael Booth's Talking Bum", and "Blown Away Like a Fart in a Thunderstorm", during which "Max gets a blowjob onstage from his female singing partner". Splodge got back into the studio -
In 1999, after going for a DNA blood test, Splodge discovered he was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Splodge penned five songs: "Genghis Khan", "Lulluby of Mongolia", "These Are the Things That Make the Mongols So Great", "Too Mongolia" and "Mongols on the Streets of London" (written with Mat Sargent of Sham 69). Two subsequent albums I Don't Know (2000) and The Artful Splodger (2001) recorded and produced by Dave Goodman, were released by Captain Oi! Records. The albums sold well and the band did two UK and European tours, and also appeared in Canada and the United States.
A live show in Brighton was released on DVD in 2005 and featured Motörhead guitarist Würzel who often guested with Splodge, and also a joint single with John Otway, "No Offence -
In 2008, Splodge recorded a new song; "You've Been Splodged", this was released on an Oi compilation album.
In 2012, Splodge recorded a Christmas song that appeared on a punk compilation album called Cashing In On Christmas, which was released on Black Hole Records. The album sold well and the following year Splodge recorded another Christmas song "You've Got To Have A Dream" which was shunned by the press for it's content about Cliff Richard dying on Christmas day.
Splodge can still be found touring with Bad Manners and are the only band to play the Rebellion Festival every year since it started in 1996 as Holidays In The Sun (HITS).
Chrissie (Baby Greensleeves)
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