Remember the New Wave of New Wave scene? It was a blink and you will miss it moment that catapulted bands like S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men into…eh into….well, well into obscurity really. The only one that sneaked out and had any degree of success was Elastica as they managed to hang on to the coat tails of Britpop and ride that train to the charts.
People would however be mistaken if they think that this little known blimp in the history of musical sub cultures wasn’t of any worth. It bloody well was. S*M*A*S*H were the dogs bollocks and These Animal Men were also a real kick up the arse for anyone who thought that punk music had lost its fire.
I’m going to hunt out my S*M*A*S*H stuff to post, but don’t hold your breath for it as Christ knows where it is. Meanwhile here’s some TAM for you to enjoy. Welcome to the high society that never went anywhere.
Currently members of These Animal men are playing as The Orphans.