Stupids

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The Stupids, from Ipswich, England, formed in 1984 and played some blazingly fast US-influenced hardcore punk/thrash in a time and place that was mostly filled with crusty metal punk & anarcho-punk. Where other such bands had mainly poignant and political lyrics, the Stupids wrote comical, less serious lyrics on subjects as diverse as the elephant man, love (jokingly of course), hating everyone, hating new wave, skateboarding, and more.
The bands "core" lineup featured Tommy Stupid on drums and vocals, Wolfie Retard on bass and vocals, and Marty Tuff on guitar, recorded and released a demo tape in 1984 that they called "Leave Your Ears Behind." The band was picked up by UK label Children Of The Revolution Records, who put out the Violent Nun EP (consisting of tracks from the demo) and the Peruvian Vacation LP in 1985. While preparing for their next LP, the band lost Wolfie on bass and acquired Ed Shred (who would later move to guitar). Retard Picnic came out in 1986, whereby The Stupids were signed by Vinyl Solution.
After the Stupids broke up in 1989, Tommy Stupid went on to drum in That's It, with the Stern brothers (of Youth Brigade), Ed formed Sink and even later on Chocolate, who were more pop-punk. More recently Tommy Stupid is better known as the drum n bass artist Klute & is as far removed musically from The Stupids as is possible.
In 2008 The Stupids reformed for what was supposed to be a one off live show in London. Realising the chemistry they still had as a live band, they went on to extend the live performances and even release a 7" Feel The Suck with 3 new songs. Four of their early releases were also re-issued by Boss Tuneage on limited coloured vinyl.
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C.C.1. Leave Your Ears Behind — Stupids Stupids Leave Your Ears Behind(Cass) Cant Come Records C.C.1. UK 1984 Sell This Version
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BB13 Anarchy, Stupids And A Little GTO — Stupids Stupids Anarchy, Stupids And A Little GTO(Cass, C60) Peaceville Tapes BB13 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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GURT 9 Peruvian Vacation — Stupids Stupids Peruvian Vacation (Album, Comp) Children Of The Revolution Records GURT 9 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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TXLP-10, none Retard Picnic — Stupids Stupids Retard Picnic (Album, Comp) Children Of The Revolution Records TXLP-10, none US 1986 Sell This Version
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SOL-2, VS-3 Van Stupid — Stupids Stupids Van Stupid (Album, Comp) Vinyl Solution SOL-2, VS-3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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SOL-7 Jesus Meets The Stupids — Stupids Stupids Jesus Meets The Stupids (Album) Vinyl Solution SOL-7 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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BTRCRS12-030 The Kids Don't Like It... — Stupids Stupids The Kids Don't Like It... (Album) Boss Tuneage BTRCRS12-030 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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none Clarendon London December 1987 — Stupids Stupids Clarendon London December 1987(Cass) Not On Label (Stupids Self-released) none Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

COR 3 Violent Nun — Stupids Stupids Violent Nun (EP, Album) Children Of The Revolution Records COR 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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VS3 Stupids — Stupids Stupids Stupids (Single) Vinyl Solution VS3 UK & US 1987 Sell This Version
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DAMP 88 No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) — Stupids Stupids And Hard-Ons Stupids And Hard-Ons - No Cheese! (The High-Way To Hell Tour Souvenir) (EP) Waterfront Records DAMP 88 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
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SFPS054 The Peel Sessions — Stupids Stupids The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit SFPS054 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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NUM NUM-1, num~num 1 Wipe Out — Stupids Stupids Wipe Out(7", EP) A PBJ Production, A PBJ Production NUM NUM-1, num~num 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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BTRC7-026 Feel The Suck — Stupids Stupids Feel The Suck (Single) Boss Tuneage BTRC7-026 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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BTRC064 Japanese Vacation — Stupids Stupids Japanese Vacation(CD, EP, Ltd) Boss Tuneage BTRC064 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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ADR 7 007 Demonstration Tape '89 — Stupids Stupids Demonstration Tape '89 Alona's Dream Records ADR 7 007 US 2013 Sell This Version
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Compilations

TXC-9½ Violent Vacation With Peruvian Nuns — Stupids Stupids Violent Vacation With Peruvian Nuns (Comp) Toxic Shock TXC-9½ US 1986 Sell This Version
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CLAYCD 116 Peruvian Vacation & Violent Nun — Stupids The Stupids* Peruvian Vacation & Violent Nun(CD, Comp) Clay Records CLAYCD 116 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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RRCD 215 Best Of... — Stupids Stupids Best Of...(CD, Comp) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 215 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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CMDDD569 Stupid Is As Stupid Does (The Stupids Collection) — Stupids Stupids Stupid Is As Stupid Does (The Stupids Collection)(2xCD, Comp) Sanctuary Records CMDDD569 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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BTRCRS12-034 The Complete BBC Peel Sessions — Stupids Stupids The Complete BBC Peel Sessions (Comp) Boss Tuneage BTRCRS12-034 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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BTRC12-065 Shit-Pants-Shit-Pants / Japanese Vacation — Stupids Hard-Ons / Stupids Hard-Ons / Stupids - Shit-Pants-Shit-Pants / Japanese Vacation(LP, Comp, Ltd, Whi) Boss Tuneage BTRC12-065 UK 2011 Sell This Version
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Videos

NUMNUM 2 Drive-In Hit Movie — Stupids Stupids Drive-In Hit Movie(VHS) A PBJ Production NUMNUM 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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April 8, 2020
All of the band could play each other's instruments btw. I saw them at several gigs swap places for different songs. They played at a mate of mine (Mon a pro inline skater at the time) birthday party supported by a local band called Bone idle and the layabouts. Bone idle were meant to be produced by Capt Sensible for an lp deal but Capt Sensible suffered a family loss, the session was cancelled and before Bone idle could record an lp they split with only 2 demo tapes to their name but massive in the local area.

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