+ Plus guests

Sat 27 Jan 2018 7:30 pm


Tickets: £8.00

Anabollic Steroids + guests
Includes late night after show party with Soundhouse djs.
7:30pm – 2am
TICKETS: £8.00 ADV (includes Ltd Edition CD) / £10.00 DOOR

It was 1978, and it seemed that Punk, along with the Sex Pistols, had played its hand and become just another rock n roll swindle. Two young punks decided this was a ‘Stink!’ and used this exclamation to devise a blag of their own. It all began when they recorded some Peel Sessions off the radio and circulated a tape as their own demo to school mates and placed fictitious gigs in the music paper listings of the day… Thus was born the culture of ‘Stink!’ and the Anabollic Steroids, who in 2018 will celebrate their 40th Anniversary.

Festivities begin with a date on Saturday 27th January at our very own Ramsgate Music Hall!

Musically the Steroids sit alongside second gen punk bands like UK Subs and The Ruts, their heyday being between 1980 and 1983, during which they played their brand of punk (Stink Rock) at many memorable gigs including; Numerous DIY Kent Village Church halls, Skunx, the Red Lion, The Moonlight, Wapping Anarchist Centre etc. Renowned for their often biting humour, one string bass, instrument swapping, switching vocalists, fierce independence, graffiti campaigns, in-house fanzine (Ability Stinks) and plain old desire to have a beer and a laugh with mates. We at RMH are assured that nothing has really changed!

Anabollic Steroids accidentally reformed with original members for a Stink Reunion at the 12 Bar Club in London in 2012 and have since played with many old mates including Crisis, Vibrators, TV Smith and The UK Subs.

With members now residing in Kent and Thanet, we just had to book them for their nostalgic Big Four O Party, especially as they are giving us their brand new Ltd hand-numbered CD release “Stinking Session!” to give away absolutely free to everyone who buys an advance ticket (also available to purchase at £3 on the night, if paying at the door)!