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Diy label:  The Cult Maniax are an English punk rock band, that formed in Great Torrington, Devon in 1978. Band members Alan "Big Al" Mitchell vocals Paul Bennett guitar Foxy Steer bass Mildew Mules drums Riko Sargeant guitar. They had three indie hits in the mid-1980s before splitting up, although they reformed in the 1990s for occasional performances. Their first release, the "Black Horse" EP attracted newspaper headlines in 1982. The Black Horse was, and still is, a public house in Torrington. The lyrics of the title track "Black Horse" (written by Alan "Big Al" Mitchell) expressed his dissatisfaction at the landlord's attitude to the punk generation. The band sold 200 copies of the single before a court case forced them to hand over the master copies and destroy all remaining copies. Some further copies were sold with the offending track scratched out. The original single can often be found on auction sites attracting prices in the region of 50 for a mint copy. the follow-up, "Blitz", released on their own Elephant Rock label, which sold over 20,000 copies before it was also banned due to the B-side "Lucy Looe"'s references to oral sex. The band's only album, Cold Love, was released in 1983 by American Phonograph, and was mixed without the band's involvement. More successful was their 1984 EP Full of Spunk, which spent three months on the UK Indie Chart, peaking at number 11. Further success followed with "The Amazine Adventures of Johnny the Duck" and the Where Do We All Go? live EP, but the band had run out of ideas and split up in 1986. The band (apart from Sargeant) reunited in 1987 under the name The Vibe Tribe, releasing the "Skylark Boogie" single, but this was short-lived.  Former Address 11 Crockers Court Taddiport Torrington North Devon

    
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