HISTORY OF THE MACC LADS - I
1977- 3 bands perform at Macc's first punk concert at Glegg St Hall.
Nine spotty kids:
The Gutterpress (Ray No, Johnny Mard, Wilbur Clough)
The Scum (Stez Styx, The Beater, Bammy the Bamster) and..
The Lemmingth (Pott Shrigley, Muttley McLad, Cheeky Monkey).
No one gets paid. Organiser: Mr S.Git.
Dec 81: Muttley finds a Vauxhall Viva on the tip. The Lads make a recording of Boddies...
Wilbur Clough turns into a poof. Lads record Now He's a Poof
& Do You Love Me?
Lads record Eh Up! & Lads From Macc.
Wilbur Clough run over by 'A rusty car with a vinyl roof.'
One Gallon cassette released. Melody Maker describe it as:
Jun 82: Infamy spreading. The bans begin. Pott Shrigley arrested for sheep molesting.
Jul 82: Lads discover Al O'Peesha's hair is really a wig.
Sweaty Betty taken over by the National Truss.
Lads record Jingle Bells & Blackpool at a studio in
Oct 82: Twenty Pints -The Video recorded at the Red Lion. Many ferrets appear.
Uncle Knobby arrested in Athey St playground.
Slimy Git releases Minge Pies & Mistletoe Xmas cassette. Sales
THE MOST BANNED BAND
The Lads receive 40p each for a gig in London. A nightclub owner is
The Beater spotted at VD clinic after a gig in Huddersfield. Cassette
sales reach 2000.
Kelly's' in Macc wrecked after a gig. Manager's nose and barman's
Cheeky Monkey gains access to the nurses home.
Eh Up! LP recorded in Duckinfield. Songs include Sweaty
Betty, Get Weavin', Baggy
Charlotte voted 'Biggest Slag in Macc' for 2nd year running. With
no takers for the LP,
Stez emigrates to London. He stays 45 minutes.
Sep 83: The Beater in hospital with a poisoned liver.
Oct 83: Bammy the Bamster treated for burns to the posterior.
Cheeky Monkey escapes from the nurses home.
Beater out of hospital. The band start gigging again.
THE GREAT BOGROLL FAMINE
Slimy Git absconds with the takings from the 100 Club gig. The search
for Mr Git.
New strain of penis-ill-in found in Baggy Anne's cleavage.
Apr 84: Slimy Git found under the floorboards of a sweetshop in Hull.
Dick Edd drinks 20 pints of Old Tom.
The Beater receives a record number of Father's Day cards
Mr Git allowed out of intensive care. Stez buys rubber gloves for
Aug 84: Basher Braithwaite's sister becomes pregnant. Muttley is suspected.
Muttley gets married. The Lads refuse to speak to him. Ray No washes
the Viva for
Oct 84: Muttley gets divorced.
Nov 84: The New Delhi opens in Macclesfield.
The Great Toilet Roll Famine. Lads not on speaking terms. Git organises
a sell out gig
BEER & SEX & CHIPS N GRAVY
Stez and Muttley involved in a vicious brawl: two pubs destroyed.
Stez wins on points.
Cheeky Monkey's climbing frame is demolished by 'a rusty car with
a vinyl roof'.
Mar 85: The Beater accuses Stez of being homophobic.
Beater allowed out of the oxygen tent.
Muttley convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon- a fine and suspended
Slimy Git forms Hectic House Records. He offers the Lads 100
pints to make a record.
A government grant is secured to finance the new record (the smallprint
of Git's contract).
Beer & Sex & Chips 'n' Gravy recorded at Bald Eagle's on the 22nd.
Lads begin a
Lads banned from a strip club in Bury for being too rude.
EMI refuses to press the LP. A PR woman resigns- refusing to have
anything to do with
After 2 years, the Lads do a gig in Macc with Cheeky Monkey playing
Manchester Gallery gig is slyly videoed by Slimy Git.
FINES FEES & FAT MPs
The 'Grant Issue' is plastered all over the media, and questions asked
in the Commons.
Muttley back in court, a mystery figure pays his fine- allowing the
Lads to go on tour.
The first Macc Lads teeshirts appear. Git is suspected.
Muttley's head is split open (for the 1st time) by a bottle whilst
onstage in Ashton.
Lads banned from Blackpool, but Slimy signs a new deal with 'a consortium
Cheeky Monkey visits Chester Zoo with his climbing frame and a large
tub of KY jelly.
New single recorded at Bald Eagle's. The Beater is suspended for holding
The single Eh Up! released. 'Beat the Bans' tour begins- the
Lads play on a wagon in towns
where they are banned. They are arrested 7 times for breach of the
After a concert, Slimy is accused of stealing the entire contents
of a Brighton pub.
EMI sue the Lads for breach of copyright.
86: The Lads' 5th birthday, and the Gary Glitter Tour.
They get to touch his vast belly, and Knobby slips a few snapshots onto his computer
(which hasn't been invented yet).