Monday, June 15, 2009

Fatal Microbes - 1979 - Violence Grows 7'' (UK)

Fatal Microbes - 1979 - Violence Grows 7'' (UK)
The Fatal Microbes were a UK punk group that existed in the late 1970s. Honey Bane (Donna Tracey Boylan) was the lead singer. Other band members were Gem Stone (Gemma Sansom) on drums, Pete Fender (Dan Sansom) on guitar, and Scotty Boy Barker (Scott Barker) who was briefly replaced as bassist by It (Quentin North).

In 1979, Small Wonder and XNTRIX Records co-released a split 12" EP entitled "Violence Grows", which also featured the (at that time) Epping based Poison Girls (whose singer, Vi Subversa, was also mother to Gem Stone and Pete Fender). Due to the popularity of Fatal Microbes, Small Wonder Records released a 7" single featuring "Violence Grows", which was hailed as a classic by the late John Peel.[citation needed]

Honey Bane later had a career as a solo artist, a film and stage actress, and a model (see Honey Bane).

Pete Fender subsequently went on to form Rubella Ballet with Gem Stone (bass) and Sid Ation (drums) who was later also in Flux of Pink Indians. It also made a brief appearance, as did Annie Anxiety. Pete Fender later released a 7" EP, "Four Formulas", under his own name on XNTRIX records. Pete Fender and It had originally met when they formed the band Punktuation in 1977. With an average age of just 13 years, it would make them probably the youngest punk band in the country at the time. Later, Pete was also a pivotal member of Omega Tribe.
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Longy said...

Its a long story but Honey Bane once stayed at my parents house many moons ago (about a month before she was on Top Of The Pops) She gave me the photo thats on the top of my blog as it happens. Unfortunately she stayed in my Sisters bedroom and not mine :-(

The Adolescent 46 Year Old said...

She was a real 'honey' wasn't she? ;-)

I have this single on vinyl (bought it in about 1979). Played it to death! The message is even more relevant today, sadly...

isksp said...

yeah, the photo on your blog is realy nice... you can see how exuberant she was heheh