Bootlegs [NWOBHM] » Dumpy's Rusty Nuts (UK) - BBC In Concert : Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender [Bootleg] (1984)
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    Artist: Dumpy's Rusty Nuts (UK)
    Release: BBC In Concert : at the Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender Festival (1984)
    Genre: NWOBHM/Hard Rock
    Country: UK
    Bitrate: 160kbps

    DUMPY'S RUSTY NUTS - BBC In Concert (1984) UK
    Recorded at the Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender Festival
    for BBC Radio 1's "In Concert" programme 12.10.84

    01. Rip It Up
    02. Hot Lover
    03. Box Hill or Bust
    04. Cross Keys (featuring Nik Turner)
    05. Tush

    "Dumpy" Dunnell - Vocals & Guitars (THE RIVVITS, HAWKWIND)
    Kerry Langford - Bass & Vocals
    Mark Brabbs - Drums (TANK)

    DUMPY'S RUSTY NUTS were an infamous London based band formed in 1981 by ardent biker "Dumpy" Dunnell, a character who had previously been a member of THE RIVVITS. Renowned over the years for their many appearances at biker festivals, the group was originally titled DUMPY'S DIRT BAND and the transition to DUMPY'S RUSTY NUTS came in 1981 when the frontman was joined by Mac McKenzie on bass and drummer Chris Hussey, both previously members of NUTHIN' FANCY.
    Unbelievably the band had to change its name to DUMPY'S RUSTY BOLTS to secure airplay for the debut 1982 'Just For Kicks' single when DJ's deemed the original band name too lewd. Sometime afterwards, Mac McKenzie left to rejoin NUTHIN' FANCY (much later ending up as manager of THUNDER) and was replaced by Jeff Brown, although he lasted for only a short period of time before making way in 1983 for Kerry Langford.
    The band suffered a severe setback in 1984 when their record label folded. The advertised 'Rock The Nation' EP never surfaced commercially although mysteriously copies came to light much later.
    By 1984 the band included former TANK drummer Mark Brabbs, and this was the line up responsible for the "Somewhere In England" album, a 16-track 2-LP vinyl set recorded live at the London Marquee Club, where they were a regular and popular attraction. Brabbs quit and left the fold with Langford in early 1986 and the pair were promptly replaced by bassist Alan Fish and drummer Mick Kirton, both ex-GROUNDHOGS. Fish was also a veteran of NWoBHM band ZORRO, a founder member of TREDEGAR and involved with AUTOLAND COMMAND.
    The band's line-up remained ever fluid, even at one point seeing bassist Alan Davey and drummer Danny Thompson on temporary leave from HAWKWIND with Fish having departed to form EGYPT. Ex CLOVEN HOOF guitarist Mick Grafton also enlisted for a short stint, whilst yet another bassist, Graham Le Mon, joined in 1987 , the same year that the 'Get Out On The Road' album was issued. The record featured HAWKWIND mainman DAVE BROCK as a guest. Kirton was later to leave to join HAWKWIND.
    In 1991 the band released a cover version of JO JO GUNNE's 'Run, Run' Run' as a single, but while DUMPYS RUSTY NUTS are still a going concern, no further product has surfaced. Dumpy is also now a sometime member of the venerable psychedelic institution we know as HAWKWIND.
    Here he is playing with his nuts at a holiday camp at the Kerrang! Wooargh! Weekender Festival, held in Caister, Great Yarmouth, in October 1984.
    Organised by Kerrang and featuring bands such as Motorhead, Spider, Nazareth, Phil Lynott's Grand Slam and prog band Twelfth Night.
    The Hawkwind connection is alive and well here too with Nik Turner guesting with the band on 'Cross Keys'.
    Enjoy!

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