Genesis of a Beach Bully

People often ask me where the name 'The Beach Bullies' comes from. It first appears as cryptic little note in my 1979 diary, while I was in full rehearsal and gig mode with the Containers. A possible band name? It re-surfaced a few months later, in 1980, when the Containers had bitten the dust, and I was tending to my bruises while wondering what to do next. As the original inspiration was a Charles Atlas ad from the back of a Marvel comic, it seemed appropriate that I should use it as a revenge name, to show the band that discarded me that I was not going to take it lying down. Yeah, the skinny kid who gets his own back, that would be me! And it was, though it was a long time coming...

 

 

 

 

 

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