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I don’t remember much about Plenty but plenty about First Offence.

I really wanted to like them. I liked the fact that their name ideally suited their image and loved its bags of attitude abbreviation – F-Off. Rock and Roll!

I liked the fact that they scared middle class journalists by coming from the “Here Be Dragons” side of town. The lead singer/rapper’s grand entrance from behind a curtain wearing a clergyman’s robes and dog collar was genius theatre - his shaven headed, pit bull, Manc Street Preacher thang was something different at the time. Their sample-heavy beats were pretty cool too.

But then one line of a lyric took the shine off it for me and we ended up in a difference of opinion with the singer at the end. Shame that, and the only downer I ever had in the International 1 - a great place which deserves a much higher place in Manc musical history.
Artefact added : 5th June 2007
by Tony/Longfella
Abigail Says –
Hmm...another fascinating story. Rather curious about the offending lyric!
mat Says –
me too... can we have a clue?
graham Says –
class act- I saw them at the Boardwalk,i fact i did the sound
more info than that id like to know
Bomma Says –
Hi i'd be very interested to learn what I said ;-)
Tony/Longfella Says –
Bomma - nah, let's not go there mate. Difference of opinion. I've amended my original posting.

As I said, there was a lot of your band/set that I really enjoyed and I respect Graham's opinion also. Why not post your collection up and get some positive F-Off memories on the go?
Bomma Says –
No problem. I've got lots of pics and flyers also anyone who wants the unreleased "Flowery twats" album can do so just mail me at and I'll send it to you.
Darran Says –
A seriously underrated band......I saw them twice: in 91 supporting African Head Charge at the International 1, and in 97 with a backing band at TBOTW - I was lucky enough to get the desk tape that night as my mate was the engineer. I got in touch with Billy Spibey a few years back and gave him the tape - he was made up with it and sent us a disc of 'Flowery Twats' with a few extra out-takes & live tracks - a real gent.
Does anyone remember their 'awkward' appearance on Radio Lancashire's 'On The Wire'......? I p*ssed my sides laughing at that....I think they had lovely old Steve Barker a bit rattled there! And didn't they put the wind up Jon Ronson too, once....? Naughty lads...
Bomma: you're the John Cooper Clarke of hip hop, man, props to you.........REFORM PLEASE!
COMMENT ADDED 28th September 2008
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