Uncanny X-Men

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Uncanny X-Men are an Australian pop/rock band which formed in Melbourne in 1981, and temporarily disbanded in 1987.

The bands first EP Salive One, was recorded live at AAV November 2 1982, with the single Pakistan just two days after they signed contracts with Mushroom Records. After just 3 weeks they had reached number 11 in the Melbourne charts and number 39 nationally. They toured as a support act with Joan Jett in December 1982 and then released the single How Do You Get Your Kicks in April 1983. Kicks reached number 9 in the Melbourne charts.

The single Time Goes So Fast was released in August 1983.

The Beach Party EP followed, recorded live at the Chevron Hotel in Sydney on June 17 1984. It contained the rebellious hit single Everybody Wants to Work and the band now consisted of Brian, Ron, Chuck, John Kirk and Craig Waugh.

In early 1985 they were doing support gigs for Rod Stewart and then their popularity exploded across the nation with the huge hit singles 50 Years and Party and the album Cos Life Hurts produced by Rick Pinko Sims (aka Skyhooks Red Symons). 50 Years and Cos Life Hurts both went Gold in just 2 weeks and were Double Platinum after 3 months. Regular screenings on Countdown most weekends ensured their popularity around Australia.

The antics of contraversial enigmatic frontman Brian Mannix, he of the tiny lycra pants, furry sporran, bleached mullet and quite possibly the only male to ever front a Cutex make up campaign, ensured the band stayed in the media's spotlight during 1985 and 1986. With his own newpaper column, various television appearances on shows like The Flying Doctors, Countdown, Blankety Blanks and Hey Hey Its Saturday, magazine covers by the dozen, hotel evictions following wild parties, and arrests for obscene language usage - it was hard to miss Brian or the band during those years.

The album What You Give Is What You Get! was released in 1986. By then Ronnie had departed for a new life in Sydney and had been replaced by Joey Amenta. The album spawned the singles I Am, Start Believing, and Don't Wake Me - with the obligatory pillow case featuring the title 'for true fans !!'

At their peak the band had the largest fan club membership in the country. Fans were called Xmaniacs.
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Albums

L 20022 Uncanny X-Men - 'SaliveOne! album art Uncanny X-Men 'SaliveOne! (MiniAlbum) Mushroom L 20022 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
d19235 Uncanny X-Men - 'Cos Life Hurts album art Uncanny X-Men 'Cos Life Hurts (Album) Mushroom, Mushroom d19235 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
SAMP 126 Uncanny X-Men - What You Give Is What You Get album art Uncanny X-Men What You Give Is What You Get (Album) CBS SAMP 126 Australia 1986 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K-9034, K 9034 Uncanny X-Men - How Do You Get Your Kicks album art Uncanny X-Men How Do You Get Your Kicks (Single) Mushroom, Mushroom K-9034, K 9034 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
K-9214 Uncanny X-Men - Time Goes So Fast album art Uncanny X-Men Time Goes So Fast(7", Single) Mushroom K-9214 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
C 14068 Uncanny X-Men - Beach Party album art Uncanny X-Men Beach Party (EP, Single) Mushroom, Mushroom C 14068 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
X 13198, X-13198 Uncanny X-Men - The Party album art Uncanny X-Men The Party Mushroom, Mushroom X 13198, X-13198 Australia & New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
K 9671 Uncanny X-Men - 50 Years album art Uncanny X-Men 50 Years (Single) Mushroom K 9671 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
K9805, K-9805 Uncanny X-Men - Still Waiting album art Uncanny X-Men Still Waiting(7", Single) Mushroom, Mushroom K9805, K-9805 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
BA12206 Uncanny X-Men - I Am album art Uncanny X-Men I Am (Single) CBS BA12206 Australia & New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
BA 3517 Uncanny X-Men - Nothing Touches Me World (Edit) album art Uncanny X-Men Nothing Touches Me World (Edit)(7", Single) CBS BA 3517 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
BA 3486 Uncanny X-Men - Don't Wake Me album art Uncanny X-Men Don't Wake Me(7") CBS BA 3486 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
650440 6 Uncanny X-Men - Start Believing album art Uncanny X-Men Start Believing (Single) CBS 650440 6 Australia 1987 Sell This Version