The Insane

Punk rock band from Wigan, England, UK. 1979-1986(?)

The band often spelled their name as The Inƨane.

Originally formed as a 5-piece band from Wigan in 1979, there were two bands called 'The Insane' for a while when the original band split. This lineup recorded the three track "El Salvador" EP at Cargo Studios in Rochdale before David Ellesmere left to join Discharge. The Insane actually saw 14 different lineups in their career and also recorded for Riot City Records. Both David and Simon later became members of Flux Of Pink Indians.

David 'Bambi' Ellesmere - (later in Flux Of Pink Indians, Discharge, Blitzkrieg, Parasites, Dr And The Crippens)
Simon 'Psycho' Middlehurst - (later in Flux Of Pink Indians, Hotalacio)
Barry 'Tone' Taberner - Vocals
Tina Walsh - Rhythm Guitar
Dean Porter - Bass
Julian Berriman - Bass
Stephen 'Mayo' Prescott - Bass
'Dr' Dean 'Mitch' Mitchell - Vocals
Phil Nightingale - Drums
Trev Aindow - bass (also in Mayhem, Blitzkrieg)
Keith 'Animal' Finch - Drums (Insane 2)
Gary 'Gaz' Sumner - (also in Mayhem, Blitzkrieg)
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RRLP 004 The Insane - Live In Europe 1982 album art The Insane Live In Europe 1982(LP) Retch Records RRLP 004 UK 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RIOT 3, Riot 3 The Insane - Politics album art The Insane Politics Riot City Records, Riot City Records RIOT 3, Riot 3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Oi 10 The Insane - El Salvador album art The Insane El Salvador No Future Records Oi 10 UK 1982 Sell This Version
INƧANE I, Insane 1, INƧANE 1 The Insane - Why Die ! album art The Insane Why Die !(7", Single) Insane Records (2), Insane Records (2), Insane Records (2) INƧANE I, Insane 1, INƧANE 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BD 1 The Insane - Berlin Wall / Vendetta album art The Insane / The Skeptix The Insane / The Skeptix - Berlin Wall / Vendetta(7") White Rose Records (2) BD 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version


AHOY CD 126 The Insane - The Punk Collection album art The Insane / Blitzkrieg The Insane / Blitzkrieg - The Punk Collection(CD, Comp) Captain Oi! AHOY CD 126 UK 1999 Sell This Version
REF027LP The Insane - Demo 1981 & More.... album art The Insane Demo 1981 & More.... (Comp) Vomitopunkrock Records REF027LP Spain 2017 Sell This Version