The Wonder Stuff are a British alternative rock band, originally based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in the Black Country, England.
The original line-up was Miles Hunt vocals, guitar (whose uncle Bill Hunt was keyboard player with ELO and Wizzard), Malcolm Treece guitar, vocals, Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones (died July 1993) and Martin Gilks, drums (died April 2006). The group originated from an earlier collaboration with group members of Pop Will Eat Itself, called 'From Eden', which had Miles Hunt on the drums.
The Wonder Stuff were formed on 19 March 1986. They entered the studio in September that year to record a self-financed first EP A Wonderful Day. After signing with Polydor Records for Â£80,000 in 1987, the group released a series of singles including "Unbearable", "Give Give Give, Me More More More", "A Wish Away" and "It's Yer Money I'm After Baby" (their first Top 40 entry) which were featured on their debut album The Eight Legged Groove Machine in August 1988 (UK #18). The group then embarked on their first headlining nineteen date 'Groovers On Manoeuvres' UK tour. They released "Who Wants To Be The Disco King?" in March 1989, and appeared at Reading and Glastonbury festivals, and tours of Europe and the United States. ClearartFanart Banner User Comments