Janus Stark

Profile:
Janus Stark is an experimental punk rock band from Peterborough, England, fronted by The Prodigy live guitarist Gizz Butt. The band's name comes from a character, Janus Stark, in the seventies comic books Smash and Valiant. The band signed to well-respected Nottingham label Earache and released the often overlooked album "Great Adventure Cigar". The debut was highly rated by Foo Fighters and Die Toten Hosen, and was a fusion of punk rock, hard rock, heavy metal and alternative with influences from Helmet to The Ruts to The Beatles to The Clash. Their song "Every Little Thing Counts" was featured on the soundtracks to the 1998 films Disturbing Behavior and Varsity Blues.

The band split up in 2002 and Gizz Butt put together a harder, thrashier act, The More I See. Some time later, he also joined German alternative rock/gothic metal band Pyogenesis.

In 2018 he decided to reform Janus Stark and asked Richard Gombault of 90's Pop Punk trio Midget to join along with long standing close friends Fozzy Dixon and Simon Martin. The reunion gig was the Hamburg Punk festival Booze Cruise. New song and accompanying video for song "Shuffling The Pack" was released in November. The band stated "it was influenced by The Ruts "It was cold", Joy Division "She's lost control", Helmet "Exactly what you wanted" and Sex Pistols "Submission"".

Current line-up:
Gizz Butt – Lead vocals and lead guitar
Richard Gombault – Guitar and vocals
Simon "Si" Martin – Bass and vocals
Fozzy Dixon – Drums

Original line-up:
Gizz Butt – Lead vocals and lead guitar
Shop Nandi - Bass
Andrew "Pinch" Pinching - Drums
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Albums

Janus Stark - Great Adventure Cigar album art Janus Stark Great Adventure Cigar (Album) Earache, Earache, Earache UK 1997 Sell This Version
BH001 Janus Stark - This Is A New Way Of Thinking album art Janus Stark This Is A New Way Of Thinking(CDr, Album) Not On Label BH001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BH002 Janus Stark - Everybody's Favourite Unstable album art Janus Stark Everybody's Favourite Unstable(CDr, Album, Liv) Not On Label BH002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BH003 Janus Stark - Built-In Defence Mechanism album art Janus Stark Built-In Defence Mechanism(CDr, Album) Not On Label BH003 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7 MOSH 201 Janus Stark - Earache: Nextgen 98 Tour album art Janus Stark Earache: Nextgen 98 Tour(7", Single) Earache 7 MOSH 201 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 186 DJ PRO Janus Stark - Floyd What Are You On? album art Janus Stark Floyd What Are You On?(CD, Single, Promo) Earache MOSH 186 DJ PRO Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Janus Stark - Floyd What Are You On? album art Janus Stark Floyd What Are You On? (Single) Earache, Earache UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Janus Stark - New Slant On Nothing/Shockalockaboom/I Feel Sane album art Janus Stark, The Kings Of Infinite Space, No Santa Janus Stark, The Kings Of Infinite Space, No Santa - New Slant On Nothing/Shockalockaboom/I Feel Sane(CD, Single, Promo) Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
Janus Stark - Every Little Thing Counts album art Janus Stark Every Little Thing Counts (Single) Earache UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Janus Stark - Reunited album art Janus Stark Reunited(CD, Single) Force Fed Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version
JANUSSTARK 01 5 Janus Stark - Near Extinction album art Janus Stark Near Extinction(CD, EP) Not On Label JANUSSTARK 01 5 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Janus Stark - Ostrich Promo CD album art Janus Stark Ostrich Promo CD(CD, Comp, Promo) Not On Label none UK 2018 Sell This Version

Videos

none Janus Stark - Great Adventure Cigar / The Unreleased Second Album album art Janus Stark Great Adventure Cigar / The Unreleased Second Album(DVD-V, Album) Not On Label none UK 2009 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

TPRO-110 Janus Stark - Every Little Thing Counts promo album art Janus Stark Every Little Thing Counts promo(CD, Promo) Earache TPRO-110 US 1998 Sell This Version
TPRO-116 Janus Stark - FLOYD (What are you on? album art Janus Stark FLOYD (What are you on?(CD, Promo) Trauma Records (2) TPRO-116 US 1998 Sell This Version