I'm sure most of you are aware of the underground band Klamhydia (not to be confused with the 80's band from Finland). For those that aren't I thought it would be a jolly nice idea to - like the BBC, 'inform, educate and entertain' the uncultured masses on this most excellent of rock N Roll survivors.
Although primarily an underground band they have over the past 30 years been at the forefront of many of the rock sub-genres, have had a countless number of line-up changes and created a sizable back catalogue of material..
Original Band Line -up
- Rob Nott, Vocals, Bass Guitar.
- Grisley Cox, Guitar.
- Gravelly Vocals, Drummer.
- Dwight Discharge, Organ.
- Paige Turner, Backing Vocals.
- Penny Silling, Backing Vocals.
Notable Producer Dick Rubbin
Manager Don Kiddick (From 'Eight-Thirty Enterprises')
Klahmydia Album Covers
I have been looking through some of my old vinyl records and came across a few from Klahmydia. I thought they should be put on the site to bring back a few memories. I have only put up the 'classics' and will put others up when I get round to it.
A Dose Of Klamhydia (1977)
Fecal Matters (1981)
'Fecal Matters' (1981) after a gap of over two years this long awaited album received only lukewarm praise from the rock press. Still one of my favorites however. Penny Silling appears on it for the first time and then took up with Dwight Discharge and we all know the unfortunate story of how that sadly ended. I think that's her on the cover. .
Cunning Linguists (1981)
Thanks to ITT for this album that I didn't know existed. As he says... ‘Thought by many to be the bands most aurally pleasing offering with song titles that rolled off the tongue like 'Her Peas & Gravy', 'On My Chin' & 'Cold, Sore & Red'. It was produced by Dick Rubbin (Rubbin also spilled his creative juices on the 'Unprotected' series of albums by veteran Country artist Johnny Less & also much later the revival of careers by 70's crooner Neil Downe and Take That)’.
Crackin' Guff (1986)
Crackin' Guff (1985): A surprisingly sentimental offering from the band. Notable for the combination of power ballad big sound, heavy-metal riffs but with a New Romantic twist. Dwight Discharge, as can be seen on the cover, was at last out of the clinic but is only credited with appearing on four of the twelve songs.
Penile Dementia (1986)
List of the ALBUMS (by no means complete)
A Dose of Klamhydia
The Difficult Second Album
Penile Dementia - A Retrospective
Spreading The Disease (Live)
No Sleep 'til Klapham (Live)
EP's AND SINGLES
Reclaiming The Horns (experimental Jazz/Death-Metal Fusion Xmas single) - very rare)
Kurwa Macz! (Polish EP Import)
Rob Nott - Spewmerisms
Regular Support bands
Klamydia -Not to be confused with the real deal