My first band and longest serving one so far was Angry Badger. For no other reason than I have lots of MP3’s, pictures and some videos, I thought I’d document the history of the ‘badger.
Originally started by myself, a mad unreliable punk drummer called Dan and a guy from works brother called Egor some point in late 2004, we were initially nameless, toying with all sorts of names, including the Dead Zebra’s (just imagine the logo!). We recruited another guy from work to sing for a while called Tristan, but he was more doing it to stop us from keeping on at him, we played some covers (badly) just for fun, myself and Egor regularly swapping guitar and bass duty’s depending on the song (I could play slap bass, Egor was better at guitar solo’s!). Dan became increasingly unreliable, so we recruited for a drummer online and met a fantastic player (who’d even played in front of Chad Smith at drum school) called Adam.
Once Adam was recruited, we needed to find a permanent singer, who could sing more than Green Day covers.
It was during this time, the name Angry Badger was chosen, it actually came from a story a guy at work (Flan) told me, about how one drunken night, on the way home from the pub, they decided to ‘hedge hop’ their way home, to save time (as you do). A few gardens in, Flan was confronted by ‘a big f*ck off badger’ that was snarling and swiping at him, the name was chosen!! Adam being quite the artist sketched up the logo:
Back to ‘Forming Bands’ and we auditioned a guy called Phil C (the C is important, more Phil’s later), the audition was […]