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Sheep on Drugs + Lizzie and the Banshees

29 April 2023 @ 7:00 pm 11:00 pm


Mocking pop culture and sneering at authority, the U.K. duo Sheep on Drugs began with the credo “sex is death, drugs are for sheep, buy the product.” Formed in 1990 by vocalist Duncan X (aka King Duncan) and multi-instrumentalist Dead Lee (aka Lee 303), Sheep on Drugs combined sleazy rock and trashy techno and released their first single, “Catch 22,” a year later. A grotesque cabaret-styled live show supported the release, and soon aggressive dancefloor singles like “Motorbike” and “15 Minutes of Fame” and “Track X” (later covered by Grace Jones as “Sex Drive”) All industrial and Ebm club favorites. They made their full-length debut in 1993 with ‘Greatest Hits’ on the Island label!

Later the duo formed its own label, Drug Squad, which released the EPs Suck and Strapped for Cash, both in 1995. Martin Atkins’ Invisible label would compile the EPs in 1996 as Double Trouble. A year later the new album One for the Money appeared on Invisible, but Duncan exited the band soon after the release. Lee experimented with the side project Bagman while a remix album (1997’s Never mind the Methadone) and a live album (1998’s Two for the Show) kept the Sheep on Drugs machine rolling. Duncan had become a famous tattoo artist in London by now, so when Lee contacted him for a reunion, Duncan agreed to contribute, but he was unable to join full-time. F**k from 2005 was the next release and it worked in more of the dance music Lee had been experimenting with in his Bagman project.

Throughout the years they released several more albums and EP’s, check out their Bandcamp for their impressive back catalogue!

These days the line up consists of original member Lee Fraser and Johnny Borden (Computers/Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals) & (Keyboards/Vocals) respectively.

Frontman Lee Fraser has an re-invigorated energy and emphasises “Sheep On Drugs were 30 years ahead of their time. That’s why Duncan’s old beard is in fashion now. But now I am ready for the hotseat. DastarrrdLee and Motley, that’s Johnny are going to blow your tiny minds. We’ll have some droogies to help, yet to be confirmed…
Little Alex has grown up and gone to the side of good. He still likes the ultra-violence and the old in out in out. But now the ultraviolence is for the bad guys, the old in out in out is now for the ladies, for which Alexander the Great (that’s me Willy WonKy) is a Perfect Gentleman…”


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