Sick on the Bus formed in late 1990
from the then disbanded Varukers with Biff on guitar, Brian
on bass, Kev on drums and Doug on vocals. 8 weeks after getting
together the band did their first gig at the Vine in Newark
with about 8 of their own songs and a few Damned and UK Subs
covers to fill the set , but after only 4 songs they were told
to turn down or get off, they did neither 10 minutes later the
landlady was in tears the promoter was soaked in his own beer,
the toilets were a foot deep in water, half the P.A was in the
bands van and the police were on there way.
3 years of being fucked about by various
drummers and singers ended up with biff taking on the vocals,
Tony join the band on second guitar and eventually a full time
drummer called Paul, so now with a solid line up the Bus hit
the road again and recorded a new demo, a single and a 16 track
cd, but before the cd could be mixed tragedy struck when Paul
suddenly died from leukemia.
With Wag (ex Legion of Parasites)
now on drums a new record out ‘Suck on Sick on the Bus fuck heads’ they
started to get noticed by the music press with favorable reviews for
live and studio work, a tour of Europe with Contempt soon followed (the
promoter nearly sent them home after a party just 2 days into the tour).
Next was the release of ‘Punk Police’ on Data Records which came out
to more good reviews a US tour, more Euro dates and the remixing of
the sold out self titled cd (now called Set Fire To Someone In Authority)
that came out last year (2000) and the writing of some new material.
The year 2000 also saw another
mad headlining tour of Europe and the band on tour in the UK as the
main support to The Damned, they ended the year in negotiations with
Go Kart Records and started 2001 with a 3 album deal with them.
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