Lord Snooty ran alongside The Missing Puddings, Whip The Minister,
Revoltage & Sunsnake & provided Craig with the bulk of his gigs until
Sunsnake started playing twice weekly in 1998.
Needle's Eye - at The Goldsmith's Tavern, Deptford
Just One Kiss - at TJ's in Woolwich
High Five - at TJ's in Woolwich
Again - at TJ's in Woolwich
The Passenger - at TJ's in Woolwich
Rock & Roll Wage Slave - at The Nuthouse in Bostall Woods, Abbey Wood
The first line-up (started at the end of 1995) saw Mick Woods on guitar
& vocals (formerly of The Unknown Colours, The Bulbous Skunk Cabbages &
Sister Mary Elephant amongst others), Bags on bass, Joe Rowan on drums &
Craig High on vocals, clarinet, tenor recorder, tin whistle, harmonica,
melodica & percussion.
The Snootys rehearsed at The Nuthouse in Bostal Woods in South East London
& at Music City in New Cross. The music was a fusion of Space Metal &
Dubfolk Punk. The lyrics were written by Craig, Mick & Adam Fosbury who
preceded Craig as the singer of the line-up when they went under the name
of Smell The Glove. From the outset they played a large selection of
London pubs & clubs. Some of these included The Rock Garden in Covent
Garden, The Red Eye in Camden, The Goldsmith's Tavern in Deptford,
TJ's in Woolwich, The Pidgeons in Bow, The Walpole Arms in Woolwich,
The Prince of Orange in Rotherhithe, The Woolwich Tramshed, The Million
Hare in Woolwich Lower Rd, Macmillans in Deptford, The Ordnance Arms
in Woolwich, The Bridge House in Bow (at a Hell's Angel's party) &
The Rising Sun up The Old Kent Road.
After gigging near enough weekly for two years Joe Rowan left to join
a Rasta Dub band & was replaced by Jason Smith (previous drummer with
Dreamstate & Goon Squad).
The band started writing & rehearsing at Majendie Studios in Plumstead
(Mick's house) & added to their two studio tapes (engineered at Music
City by Andeeee) with a plethora of in-house recordings that increased
in volume as the century drew to a close.
When Bags left to become a black cab driver he was replaced in 1998 by
the Sister Mary Elephant bassist Boris (Steve Smith). He added computer
equipment, sampling equipment & a larger mixing desk to Mick's studio &
the band renamed themselves Lord Snooty Deceased (LSD).
They carried on playing live on a regular basis & had cut their own cd
by the end of the twentieth century.
Before Bags left the band they played on the main stage at the first
Exodus Free Festival near Luton in 1997. They shared the line-up with
Tarantism, Transducer, The Inner Terrestrials (Paco's latest act), The
Fighting Cocks, Headjam & a pick-up band formed by John P.A.I.N. (formerly
Some of the bands The Snootys played with in indoor venues included
Citizen Fish, The Missing Puddings, Sunsnake, Whip The Minister,
Left-Hand, Girls On Top, Magik, P.A.I.N. (Propaganda And Information
Network), RDF (Radical Dance Faction), The Brain of Morbius & The
Their no nonsense hell for leather attitude led to the kind of infamy on
the street that Iggy Pop would give his eye teeth for. Speaking of Iggy
the Snootys did a kicking version of The Passenger which was always a
[Books / Art] -
[Civil Unrest] -
All material in this section is
Copyright © Craig and Kiran High, except where otherwise stated.