The Cannibals British Band
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The Cannibals British Band
The Cannibals
Mike Spenser and The Cannibals
Origin London, England
Genres Rock, trash rock, garage punk, garage rock, garage rock revival, punk rock
Labels Hit Records, Big Cock Records, Homestead Records, GMG, Big Beat Records
The Milkshakes, The Cramps, The Heartbreakers, Bo Diddley, The Barracudas, The Nomads, The Inmates, The Sting-Rays, The Count Bishops
Members Mike Spenser
Tony Rathskeller
Max Demata
Patrice Picard
Peter Revez
Ben Donnely
Peter Gunn
Johnny Johnson
Richard Jones
Tony Oliver
Jay Wiffen

The Cannibals are a British rock band formed in 1976 by Mike Spenser,[1] formerly of The Count Bishops, after his new band, the Flying Tigers, had split up.[2] They have released seven full-length albums, numerous singles, EP's, split LP's, and appeared on several compilations.[3] The band perform Trash rock and garage punk.


Current members

  • Mike Spenser - Vocals, Harmonica
  • Patrice Picard - Vox Phantom VI
  • Clive Leach - Bass
  • Richard Jones - Drums
  • Jay Wiffen - Guitar

Former members

  • Jay Wiffen - Guitars
  • Peter Revez - Bass
  • Ben Donnely (of The Inmates)
  • Peter Gunn (of The Inmates)
  • Tony Oliver (of The Inmates
  • Dino Coccia (Drummer) (Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes) Patrick Moraz/Grace Jones/Ben E. King/Sessions - Drummer on Nothing Takes The Place Of You & Crystal Blue -
  • Adam Blake (of Treatment)[4]
  • Virgil Tracy
  • Johnny Walker
  • Johnny "Mother" Johnson (of Thee Headcoats)
  • Mike McCann
  • Geff Mead
  • Laury Picard (of Drunk Sincerity)
  • Mark Wiffen (of Anti State Control)
  • Sebastien Marks
  • Dave Heard
  • Barry Frost
  • John Roland (Thee Headcoats)
  • Patrice Llaberia
  • Dave Good
  • Doug "Kes" Forrester
  • Clive Leach (Treatment)
  • Richard Jones
  • Chris Dalley (of Sundial)
  • Jeremy Rice
  • Mike Berry [the intellektuals]
  • Johnny Buck (The Polecats)
  • Chris Dust
  • Tim Arrowsmith
  • Andy Cooper (The Leeches)
  • John Moore (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
  • Gary (Drummer, Friend of Dave Heard)
  • Ben York-Barber (drummer)
  • Tim Powell (RIP) Guitarist on Pills
  • Eric Baconstrip (drummer, of King Salami & the Cumberland 3)
  • Kamikaze U.T. Vincent (bass, of King Salami & the Cumberland 3)
  • Gordon Russell (Dr. Feelgood)
  • Steve Lewins (Count Bishops, Solid Senders)
  • Kenny Harris (Motor Boys Motor, Screaming Blue Messiahs)
  • Tim Borcket (The Commuters)
  • Pierre (Bass)
  • Fritz (German - Drums)
  • Clive (Guitar)
  • Oliver Katz-Debarge (Guitar)
  • John (Tex Avery)
  • Patrice Picard (Guitar)
  • Marco Pallacini (Italian - Drums)
  • Max Demata(Italian - Bass)
  • Gene Crazed (Italian - Guitar)
  • Tony Rathskeller (Drums)
  • Paul Hutchinson (Bass)
  • Jerry Nolan (New York Dolls, Heartbreakers - one gig Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's with the Cannibals)
  • Mike Spenser (Vocals and mouth organ and some really terrible guitar)
  • Eric Baconstrip (King Salami and the Cumberland 3)
  • UT Kamakazi (King Samlami and the Cumberland 3)



  • ... Bone to Pick (1982)
  • Trash for Cash (1985) USA only
  • Hot Stuff (1985)
  • The Rest of ... The Cannibals (1985)
  • Please Do Not Feed ... The Cannibals (1986)
  • And the Lord Said ... Let There Be Trash (1991)
  • Brunch with ... The Cannibals (2008)


  • The Brest of ... The Cannibals (1995)
  • " Brunch With...The Cannibals" (2008) CD for Japan Tour
  • Trash From Europe ( 2015 )

Split albums

  • Run, Chicken, Run (Volume 1) (with The Surfadelics) (1987)

EPs and singles

  • "Good Guys" (under the name 'Mike Spenser and The Cannibals', No. 64 in John Peel's Record Box), Big Cock (1977)
  • "Nadine b/w "You Can't", "Sweet Little 16", Hit, (1978 )
  • "Pick 'N' Choose" b/w "I Could See Right through You", Hit (1981)
  • Trash Flash! (1982)
  • "Led Astray", Hit (1982)
  • "The Submarine Song" b/w "Paralytic Confusion", Hit (1984)
  • "Christmas Rock 'N' Roll" (1985), Hit
  • "Kings of Trash" (under the name 'Five Young Cannibals') (1987)
  • "You Drive Me Mental" b/w "Paralytic Confusion", Hit (under the name 'Five Young Cannibals') (1989)

Split singles

  • "Are You Going to Stonehenge" (with Stoned Aid) (1989)
  • "Axe the Tax" (with The Voice Of The People) (1990)

Various artists compilation albums

  • The London R & B Sessions (1980)
  • These Cats Ain't Nothin' But Trash (with The Milkshakes and The Sting-Rays) (1983)
  • Twenty Great Hits of The 60's (1984)
  • Garage Goodies, Volume 1 (1986)
  • Meltdown On Media Burn (1986)
  • Garage Kings (& Junkyard Angels) (1988)
  • All Night Garage Service (1991)
  • The Songs The Cramps Taught Us (1992)
  • The Trash Box (2004)


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