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-up in the 1979 Battle Of The Bands contest, even though Deram was planning to cease all activities in the music markets outside of classical music. The band's first release for Deram in 1980 was "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please". The song was released as a triple A side vinyl single, along with "Simon Templer" (a pastiche of the theme tune of the TV series, Return of the Saint featuring the character Simon Templar) and "Michael Booth's Talking Bum".

"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-up single to "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please" was a cover version of "Two Little Boys" (a live version that appeared in the soundtrack to the 1981 film, Urgh! A Music War).  It was another triple A-side, with "Horse" and "The Butterfly Song" which charted at No. 26 in September 1980 seeing the band perform on Top of the Pops again and a few months later released the Splodge debut album released in January 1981.

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 - having lost the rest of his band in 1980 - with help from the Heavy Metal Kids, whose lead singer and guitarist Gary Holton was a friend of Max and sometime member of Splodgenessabounds. Their single "Cowpunk Medlum" (a medley of the theme song of the Western film High Noon and the TV series Bonanza) reached No. 69 in June 1981, but after this, Deram terminated the band's recording contract.   Nevertheless, the new Splodgenessabounds (temporarily shortened to Splodge for legal reasons) released a follow-up single, "Mouth and Trousers", along with the album In Search of the Seven Golden Gussets on the independent Razor Records.  Max continued Splodge with various line-ups recording a new album, A Nightmare on Rude Street recorded in 1991. Max also pursuing his career as an actor and bingo caller, as well as playing with Angelic Upstarts.

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 - None Taken", (available for download only). In 2006, the band appeared on Harry Hill's TV Burp, after being featured on Rock School with Gene Simmons. Splodgenessabounds performed at the end of the show, accompanied by Hill dressed as "The Demon", Gene Simmons.

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).


Max Splodge

Richie Stone

Mat Sargent

Keith Boyce


Harry Monk

Ronny Rocka

Min Plimpton

Noel Hendrick

Mick English

Tentpeg Taff


Little Willy

Chrissie (Baby Greensleeves)

Desert Island Joe Slythe

Miles Flat

Pat Thetic Noble

Roger Rodent

Wiffy Archer

Winston Forbes


Benjie Bollox

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