Banned Biographies

Banned Biographies is an audio documentary series charting the careers of some of the most notorious bands ever to grace the world’s stages.

Interview With James Cruttwell (The Gonads, Furry Love Lickers and ex-East End Badoes)

August 27th, 2021

On this episode of Banned Biographies, Tom chats with James Cruttwell, bassist with The Gonads - a band fronted by broadcaster and author Garry Bushell - and The Furry Love Lickers.

In the episode we also talk about him being in East End Badoes, another old school London-based Oi Punk band, but since this episode was recorded he no longer plays for them.

We also talk quite a bit about lockdowns possibly being eased, which was something we were looking forward to in March or April when this episode was recorded. So, a lot of that is irrelevant now, but I kept it in because I found it interesting to look back at how we were feeling four or five months ago and how things have changed since.

Because we found out that we have similar tastes in music we get very excited talking about bands we both love and because we're both from the same area we both get a bit 'Estuary'; dropping our 'Ts' and turning double 'Ls' into 'Ws', which is what happens when you get two Kent-based punk fans together!

James is a great guy who has had some brilliant experiences playing in punk bands around Europe. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I had having it.

Thanks for listening, stay safe and take care.


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