Stupids

Also known as Les Stoops, Les Stupids, Stupid, Stupids, The
Members of Stupids: Ed Wenn, Martin Hawkes, Mitchell Dickinson, Rossi O'Schmitt, Steve Snax, Tom Withers, Wolfie Retard
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://thestupids.org/, http://en-gb.facebook.com/thestupidsuk, http://www.myspace.com/ukthestupids

Discography of Stupids:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 1988 Vinyl Solution
2 The Peel Sessions 5 Audio 1988 Strange Fruit
3 Van Stupid 10 Audio 1987 Vinyl Solution
4 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) 10 Audio 1989
5 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) 10 Audio 1988-04-00 Waterfront Records
6 Peruvian Vacation 14 Audio 1985 Children Of The Revolution Records
7 Retard Picnic 16 Audio 1986 Children Of The Revolution Records
8 Jesus Meets The Stupids 17 Audio 1988
9 Stupids Meet Frankfurter 17 Audio 1987 Bondage International
10 Van Stupid / Eat 15 Audio 1987 Waterfront Records
11 Feel The Suck 3 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
12 Retard Picnic 16 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
13 Violent Nun 12 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
14 Retard Picnic 16 Audio 1986
15 Peruvian Vacation 14 Audio 1985 Toxic Shock
16 Peruvian Vacation 15 Audio 1985 Children Of The Revolution Records
17 Anarchy, Stupids And A Little GTO 26 Audio 1984 Peaceville Tapes
18 Peruvian Vacation 15 Audio 1985 Children Of The Revolution Records
19 Peruvian Vacation 14 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
20 Peruvian Vacation 33 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
21 The Complete BBC Peel Sessions 18 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
22 The Peel Sessions 5 Audio Dutch East India Trading
23 Jesus Meets The Stupids 23 Audio 2008-06-30 Visible Noise
24 The Kids Don't Like It... 16 Audio 2009 Boss Tuneage
25 Van Stupid / Eat 15 Audio 2008-06-30 Visible Noise
26 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 2008-06-30 Visible Noise
27 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 1988 Waterfront Records
28 Van Stupid / Eat 15 Audio 2008-06-30 Visible Noise
29 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 2008-06-30 Visible Noise
30 Violent Nun 27 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
31 Japanese Vacation 6 Audio 2011 Boss Tuneage
32 Untitled 4 Audio 1987 Vinyl Solution
33 Van Stupid 8 Audio 1987 Vinyl Solution
34 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 1988 Bondage International
35 Retard Picnic 42 Audio 2008 Boss Tuneage
36 Jesus Meets The Stupids 12 Audio 1988
37 Demonstration Tape '89 4 Audio 2013 Alona's Dream Records
38 Peruvian Vacation 63 Audio 2014-04-00 Boss Tuneage
39 Violent Nun 27 Audio 2008
40 Peruvian Vacation 33 Audio 2008
41 Retard Picnic 42 Audio 2008
42 The Complete BBC Peel Sessions 18 Audio 2008


The Stupids, from Ipswich, England, formed in 1984 and played some blazingly fast US-influenced hardcore punk/thrash in a time and place that was mostly filled with crusty metal punk & anarcho-punk. Where other such bands had mainly poignant and political lyrics, the Stupids wrote comical, less serious lyrics on subjects as diverse as the elephant man, love (jokingly of course), hating everyone, hating new wave, skateboarding, and more.

The bands "core" lineup featured [a=Tommy Stupid] on drums and vocals, [a=Wolfie Retard] on bass and vocals, and [a=Marty Tuff] on guitar, recorded and released a demo tape in 1984 that they called "Leave Your Ears Behind." The band was picked up by UK label [l=Children Of The Revolution Records], who put out the Violent Nun EP (consisting of tracks from the demo) and the [r=902979] LP in 1985. While preparing for their next LP, the band lost Wolfie on bass and acquired [a=Ed Shred] (who would later move to guitar). Retard Picnic came out in 1986, whereby The Stupids were signed by [l=Vinyl Solution].

After the Stupids broke up in 1989, Tommy Stupid went on to drum in That's It, with the Stern brothers (of [a=Youth Brigade]), Ed formed Sink and even later on Chocolate, who were more pop-punk. More recently Tommy Stupid is better known as the drum n bass artist [a=Klute] & is as far removed musically from The Stupids as is possible.

In 2008 The Stupids reformed for what was supposed to be a one off live show in London. Realising the chemistry they still had as a live band, they went on to extend the live performances and even release a 7" [r=1460411] with 3 new songs. Four of their early releases were also re-issued by [l=Boss Tuneage] on limited coloured vinyl.


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