Rudimentary Peni

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Rudimentary Peni were a British punk band formed in 1980 emerging from the London anarcho scene. Lead singer/guitarist Nick Blinko
was notorious for his witty, macabre lyrics and dark pen-and-ink artwork, prominently featured on all Rudimentary Peni’s albums. They recorded their first EP in 1981 released on Outer Himalayan.

The band played their first London show the same year with Flux of Pink Indians and Subhumans. The ‘Farce’ EP was released on Crass Records in 1982. Rudimentary Peni stopped performing in the mid- 80s after bassist Matthews was diagnosed with cancer. After a four year hiatus, they recorded ‘Cacophony’ (1988), a sonic tribute to seminal New England horror author H.P. Lovecraft. The band continued to record and release material into the 21st century, including the album ‘Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric’ (1995) and the EPs ‘Echoes of Anguish’ (1998), ‘The Underclass’ (2000), ‘Archaic’ (2004) and ‘No More Pain’ (2008), and maintained a diverse cult following in the US punk scene. They were namechecked in the Oscar-nominated ‘Sound of Metal’, included in a succession of cult band shirts worn by Riz Ahmed.