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The Wonder Stuff
Twenty years of fame and success, a consistent place in UK charts, several hit albums and singles and various historic live acts all over the world; this is how the wondrous life of The Wonder Stuff can be summarized.
This famous indie-band has enjoyed massive success in the late 80s and early 90s, then remained inactive for years and then stroked again with a band only to earn more name and more fame.
With the current lineup of leader, vocalist and guitarist Miles Hunt, Malcolm Treece on guitars and vocals, Andres Karu on drums, Mark McCarthy on bass and Erica Nockalls on fiddle, the band is creating all over UK and USA with The Wonder Stuff they have offered us.
The Wonder Stuff was formed in 1986 in The Black Country that is an area of the Midlands. It started out by doing gigs in various areas. The band released their first EP, A Wonderful Day on its own Far Out Recording Company. It earned them some recognition in the musical circles and also the attention from Polygram Publishing who released their second single Unbearable.
This marked their initial success in the industry as the single topped the UK Indie Chart. With commercial success came sincere fan base as well and the band performed several live shows throughout 1987 before signing up by Polydor Records at the end of the year.
The first full fledge album of The Wonder Stuff was released in 1988. Titled The Eight Legged Groove Machine, the album touched the sky-height as it was well received by both the listeners and the critics alike. The band also got enough limelight with this and started working on their next album besides performing to sold out concerts all over UK. After a year of stupendous success, The Wonder Stuff came up with their second album HUP.
The album was released in the late 1989 but its many singles have already hit Top 20 Hits in the UK. Re-mastered and re-released later in 2000 with some bonus tracks, the album remains one of the best offerings of the band.
The Wonder Stuff entered the 1990s with great hype and some controversies. Most of these were about the line up changes and attitude of its lead vocalist Miles Hunt. Amidst all this, the band released their third album, Never Loved Elvis on April 1991.
This time, they went straightaway to Top 5 charts with their deserving hit The Size Of A Cow. Another song Welcome To The Cheap Seats that was collaboration with Kirsty MacColl also fared well among the audiences. They also hit the Number One spot with their cover of Tommy Roes Dizzy in the same year.
The Wonder Stuff kept a good balance between their studio release and live acts. After doing many splendid live acts, the band emerged as a rocking stage phenomenon in just five years of its formation. However, individual differences lead to the break up of the group in 1994 that was preceded by the success of their 1993 release Construction For The Modern Idiot.
After it, all the band members ventured into different areas of music and two members of the band met tragic deaths. While original bassist Rob Jones died of a suspected drugs overdose, the drummer Martin Gilks also sadly died in a motorbike accident.
Just when everyone thought that The Wonder Stuff is a thing of the past, they made splashed a comeback in style. It did happen so that Miles hooked back up with Malcolm Treece in 1998 during a holiday-cum-acoustic tour of the UK and USA.
This heralded a new beginning in the chapter of The Wonder Stuff as they officially announced their comeback and performed at a sell-out five night residency at Londons Kentish Town Forum. The band performed the best of the best of their past releases and also showcased some new Wonder Stuff material much to the excitement of everyone present.
Always a favorite bet for live acts, the second innings of The Wonder Stuff was not different than the first one as they continued to do successful gigs in different festivals throughout the early 2000s. The commercial success also resumed with the release of their first studio album in eleven years titled Escape from Rubbish Island.
The album was released in 2004 and was followed by Suspended by Stars in 2006. Their live acts were captured by The BBC sessions and The Wonder Stuff Live released simultaneously in 2007 and 2008. The latest on the bands high profile career is the 20th Anniversary Edition of The Eight Legged Groove Machine and the band promises to come with a new studio album very soon.
From its inception till now, The Wonder Stuff has toured many cities and lands and picked up an international fan base with their superb acts. While the arrogant and self-confident manner of Miles Hunt make him a well-known personality, the other members also put up their best in front of thousands of their fans who see them live in concerts.
The band has given unforgettable performances in various parts of North America, Europe, Australia and Japan besides making appearances in Reading, Glastonbury Phoenix and many other festivals.
The Wonder Stuff has incorporated more stylistic flourishes to their basic, punk- and new wave-inspired pop/rock sound thus created a colorful mixture of pop melodies, loud guitars, sneering lyrics, and touches of dance music.
Now when the band is generating more buzz than ever through its lively stage performances, why dont you check out their Wonder Stuff live at a concert.
The band has planned many new concerts for the coming season, so you should go for their latest act as they are wonderful and energetic on stage. Go for their latest concert and enjoy the wonder stuff!