Manchester's 1977 legendary punk band
WATERLOO BLACKPOOL 27TH AUGUST.............................................................
DUKE OF CUMBERLAND NEWCASTLE 11 TH NOVEMBER.............................................
26TH MARCH (ALBUM LAUNCH) STAR AND GARTER
Featuring Ed (Edweena) Banger, Brian Grantham, Steve Wilson, Al Crosby,
2016 NEW ALBUM........... NEW YORK CITY
2013 The Kicking off Album
On 20 July 1976 fellow Wythenshawe band Slaughter & The Dogs supported the Sex Pistols along with the Buzzcocks at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall. The Sex Pistols were returning to the Hall after a legendary 4 June concert that served as a catalyst for Manchester's fledgling Punk music scene.
Eddie Garrity and fellow Wild Ram Members Phil Toman and Peter Crookes worked the 20 July gig as a roadies for Slaughter & the Dogs. When the crowd became violent and Ed and Phil were injured, someone said, "You're a right bloody mob aren't you? Headbanger here and Phil with a nosebleed", inspiring Wild Ram's transformation into Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds.
The newly-christened group changed their image and sound to align themselves with the punk movement and released the single "I Ain't Been to No Music School"/"Fascist Pigs" on Rabid Records. It sold 10,000 copies and reached number 1 in the Newly formed Independent charts, Ed followed this up with Solo indie hit "Kinnel Tommy" on Rabid which lead to a deal with EMI . Ed joined Slaughter and the Dogs for live dates in late 79 and later released Album Bite Back and single "East Side of Town" under shorter name of Slaughter, then back under the Slaughter and the dogs name tag for single I'm the One which reached the top 75,
Then Ed returned to Ed Banger for single "Ive Just Had My Car Nicked" and album on clay records "The sound of the Baskerville" (Eddie Baskerville) with live session on BBC's Marc n Lards Hit the North Show. a return to EdBanger and the Nosebleeds with the Album "As seen on Tv" and recently with the "Kicking off" album and single "You've been Tangoed" featuring Slaughter and the Dogs drummer Brian Grantham and Stephen Wilson of Superjam and Mass Centi.
2015 sees the release of the "New York City album" and more Uk and European live dates
with the line up Featuring Ed Banger, Brian Grantham, Steve Wilson, Al Crosby,
Down the years there have been many line up changes Ed Garrity (Ed Banger) main vocalist / 2nd guitar, later of Slaughter and the Dogs, Vini Reilly, later of The Durutti Column played guitar, Tomanov (Toby) later of Primal Scream played drums and Peter Crookes played bass. later incarnations featured Stephen Morrissey of The Smiths, Billy Duffy of The Cult, along with Rick Sarco and Barry Spencer of The Freshies Chris Connelly Drums, Mass Centi Guitar and present members Brian Grantham of Slaughter and the Dogs and Stephen Wilson (Bass) and Alan Crosby ( Lead Guitar)