Gutrot (2)

Gutrot formed in 1986 in Woodgreen London with Stevie (Ex-AOA) on vocals, Dalb on Guitar, Darren on drums and Tim Knight on bass. In 1987 Dalb was replaced on guitar by Dover Steve .

Tim knew Dalb from living in Nottingham and followed him to London to start the band. The name came about after a very heavy scrumpy and vodka drinking session.

In the summer of 1986 the band started squatting in a social services building which they renamed the Kardboard box. This became a rehearsal room and gig venue ,the monies, of which, would always go to a good cause, until the band were evicted at the end of the year.

Following the Karboard Box the band squatted in an old dance centre, which was originally a church, which became known as The Ballet School. The band played a major part in the North London squat scene, were actively involved in opening many squats, and making sure the Punks got a roof over their heads. To get by the band would go busking in the tube stations, begging for money to buy special brew and raiding shop bins for food.

The band hung around with the band Axegrinder and gigged a lot with them. Darren ,the drummer, later went on to play for them. Gutrot played gigs with bands such as Extreme Noise Terror, Chaos UK, Deviated Instinct and many more.

The band split in late 1987. Nowadays Dalb plays bass for Argy Bargy and Tim plays bass for Certified.


Singles & EPs

WWR 030 Gutrot (2) - Filthy Muck album art Gutrot (2) Filthy Muck(10") Wicked Witch Records WWR 030 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version