Classic LP by Ladbroke Grove counterculture proto-Punks the Deviants! Founded by legendary counter-culture figure Mick Farren and Russell Hunter and inspired by The Fugs, the Deviants were first of the anarchic groups to emerge from the Ladbroke Grove area of London. Two years before Hawkwind burst on to the underground scene, the Deviants were preaching revolution and creating their own form of musical anarchy. Ptooff! was the band's classic debut album, originally released in 1967 and only available by mail order from the pages of International Times. Resplendent in a lavish fold out sleeve and with liner note by John Peel,
the record caused a sensation, one of the first truly independent British rock albums to be released. This edition restores the original foldout poster artwork and has been re-mastered from the original master tapes.
2. I'm Coming Home
3. Child Of The Sky
5. Nothing Man
8. Deviation Street
The Deviants (formerly The Social Deviants) were an English rock group originally active in the late 1960s, but still used as a vehicle for the musical work of writer Mick Farren. Farren has stated that The Deviants were originally a community band which "did things every now and then—it was a total assault thing with a great deal of inter-relation and interdependence". Musically, Farren described their sound as "teeth-grinding, psychedelic rock" somewhere between The Stooges and The Mothers of Invention. The Deviants have been described as a transition between classic British psych and the punk/heavy metal aesthetic of the 1970s.