Formed in the summer of 1979, the first stable line-up of this UK punk band comprised Zillah Minx (b. 31 March 1961, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England; vocals), Sid Attion (b. 18 April 1960, Sutton Coldfield, England; drums), Pete Fender (ex-Honey Bane; Fatal Microbes; guitar), and several bass players. Other early members included Annie Anxiety, Womble, Colin (Flux Of Pink Indians) and the strangely named â€˜Itâ€™. Anxiety was to be the singer, but when she dropped out, drummer Sid, who would also work with Flux Of Pink Indians, suggested his girlfriend Zillah fill the position (at extremely short notice). Their first release was the cassette-only â€˜Ballet Bagâ€™, followed by a series of snappy punk pop singles. Gemma (also ex-Fatal Microbes, and brother of Fender) took over the bass position, although still a schoolgirl. The two, incidentally, are the children of the Poison Girlsâ€™ Vi Subversa. The line-up continued to be fluid, however, with several guitarists passing through the ranks once Fender departed. He would go on to build his own studio, and record the solo single, â€˜4 Formulasâ€™. After spells with Xentrix and Jungle Records, they formed their own Ubiquitous label with enterprising singles â€˜Money Talksâ€™ and â€˜Artic Flowersâ€™, and eventually three albums. In 1983, they launched a major tour with Death Cult, and were joined by Rachel Minx (b. 12 November 1964, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England; Zillahâ€™s sister) on bass. Zillah and Sid later recorded a techno dance track for the compilation Beyond The Threshold, under the name Xenophobia, and subsequent singles also appeared under that title.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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