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Hagar The Womb - 1985 - Funnery In A Nunnery (12'')

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    Funnery In A Nunnery
    Release Date : 1985

    (p) + (c) 1984 Abstract Records

    Hagar The Womb Biography

    Hagar the Womb are an English punk rock band, active between 1981-1987. They re-formed in 2011 and the band is ongoing. Part of the Anarcho-Punk movement. Members went on to form We are Going to Eat You and Melt. The band play regular gigs and punk festivals and are on All The Madmen record label.

    Band members: Paul Harding, Chris Knowles, Mitch Flacko, Julie Sorrel, Janet Nassim, Karen Amsden, Stephanie Cohen, Ruth Elias
    Band ex-members: , Jon Attwood, Jon Cooper (4), Elaine Reubens

    Hagar the Womb were a punk band active in the early 80's and part of the Anarcho Punk movement. They reunited after 25 years, in 2012.

    The band was formed in the toilets of the Wapping Anarchy Centre, established by the efforts of seminal Anarchist bands Crass and Poison Girls, in 1980. One week after forming they played their first gig with Zounds and The Mob. The band were originally all-female in an attempt to add a female voice to what they saw as a male-dominated movement, and the band refused to conform to the stylistic constrictions associated with bands of the time.

    The band toured the UK punk circuit for five years releasing two 12" singles and recording a Peel Session for Radio One (11 February 1984). Their first offering The Word of the Womb (released on Conflict's Mortarhate label) dominated the UK Indie Chart during 1984, being kept off the No.1 spot by larger, more mainstream, acts such as The Cure and The Smiths.

    After releasing Funnery In a Nunnery the next year the band effectively split with no new material being recorded. The bands' drummer -- who has a degree in Philosophy and Literature -- went on to become a cult DJ under the name Chris Liberator. Bassist Mitch has been playing bass in avant garde ensembles.

    During its lifetime the bands lineup fluctuated reguararly but often included:
    Chris Knowles/Chris Liberator (Drums)
    Mitch Flacko (Bass)
    Paul Harding (Guitar)
    Janet Nassim (Guitar)
    Ruth Ellias (Vocals)
    Karen Amsden (Vocals)
    Elaine Reubens (Vocals)

    After reuniting, they played with the Mekons in 2019. They brought out the album Hagitate on Bandcamp. In October 2021, a concert in Leuven in Belgium is planned.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Abstract Records

    Label founded by a6569731 on 1st April 1981. Also see Abstract Sounds.

    Edward Christie had previously worked for CBS, l8921 Records and GEM Records and was responsible for signing the UK Subs, The VIPS and The Killermeters amongst others. After the collapse of l41033, due to RCA withdrawing their financial backing, he set up Abstract. Its first release was the single m862751.