“The UK, the country that bought us Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious and The Snivelling Shits.” Stephen King (Danse Macabre).
On December 15th 2018 The Snivelling Shits played their first show in over 40 years, supporting Croydon legends Johnny Moped at London’s Lexington. On August 2nd they will be appearing at the Blackpool Rebellion Festival and to celebrate the occasion with be releasing a single featuring never before heard studio versions of ‘Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima’ and ‘Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi’.
Formed in 1977 by three SOUNDS journalists- Giovanni Dadomo (vocals), Peter Makowski (guitar) and Dave Fudger (guitar) the band recorded some songs under production guidance of Eddie & The Hot Rods mentor Ed Hollis (RIP) featuring contributions from members of the Hot Rods, Sniff’n’The Tears, Ratbites From Hell, DJ Scratchy and legendary producer Steve Lillywhite. Sadly frontman Giovanni Dadomo passed away in 1997 but his sharp/incisive lyrics and eviscerating vocals can be heard on the single.
“Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima” celebrates the life and death of actor/model/poet/film director and nationalist -Yukio Mishima-who formed Tatenokai, his own private militia, and after a failed coup committed suicide by Hari Kari and was beaheaded by a follower (hence the title!) “Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi’ was originally a hit for iconic French singer/ actor Jacques Dutronc in 1966. It since covered by, amongst others, Yo La Tengo’s James New, M and co-opted by Mungo Jerry in Alright,Alright,Alright. According to Jaques Lanzman – the songs co-writer Et Moi is: “about complete selfishness…all the terrible things that go on a stone’s-throw away, that touch us but that, nevertheless, do not prevent us from continuing to live and enjoy the evening’s barbecue”
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