Nov 03

ω is for…O-Mega City Four

I Hate Music13 comments • 2,854 views

Stop, And Listen
You might hear something you’re missing

Well its quite possible that you missed this, the fantastic highpoint of the fraggle band Mega City Four’s career. It managing to tickle the charts at number 34 in 1992. Which is a bit like getting in to the first round of the FA Cup. Trust me though, you weren’t missing anything good. Imagine a band from the home counties who were given some out of tune guitars and a Husker Du album for Christmas when they were sixteen. Sorry, that’s the Senseless Things. Imaging the Senseless Things older, uglier (!) brothers and you have imagined Mega City Four.

The band name comes from 2000AD comics, like all sensible mature bands they named themselves out of some juvenalia. All I know about 2000AD is Judge Dredd, a character who I rather admire for his ability to be judge, jury and executioner. Ah to have that kind of power, and be near The Levellers. The singer of Mega City Four (though singing is being charitable because he had a terribly weak voice, akin to Sooty’s mate Sweep) was called Wiz. I assume becasue he was a scrawny streak of piss.

They entitled their first album Tranzophobia, named after the fear they had of Transit Vans. Many people assumed this was due to the punishing tour shcedule they followed, trvelling the nation is said Ford Van. Actually i can report that the truth is a little bit more personal. There was a period in the early nineties when I inherited a transit van from my poor departed fathers business. Realising that the vehicle was not registered to me I set about chasing every half arsed indie band down with an eye for the hit and run. I managed to trap Jim-Bob out of Carter USM’s fringe under the wheels. I also managed to give The Frank And Walters concussion, however this made no difference as there was hardly chance of brain damamge. But the prize I wanted most was Mega City Four’s grubby heads on my trophy room hall and I could never quite get them. As long as I have established a permenant fear of vehicular transport my work is probably done. Though I guess they are all bus drivers now so it might be a bad thing…


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    Paul Brown on 28 Nov 2006 #

    Laughed at and loved your Mega City Four comments, despite the very boring fact that I still carry them in my cynical 40 year old heart. Yes I know they were “bloody fraggle crap” to most people but I still love them dearly…………….

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    Mike Ramsay on 8 Dec 2006 #

    hmmmm, dear Tanya, oh how I found your article completely unfunny, never mind hen, comedy is obviously not your forte, it must be yer PMT, so don’t give up your day job, oh, what’s that….you don’t actually have a proper job have you ….. oh dearie dearie me, what a shame. Not. you twat.

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    Miss D on 15 Dec 2006 #

    Mega City Four were one of the most under-rated bands of the 80’s/90’s. Wiz was one of the greatest singers/songwriters around and one of the most inspiring, down to earth guys I have ever met. He will be sadly missed.

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    Tom on 15 Dec 2006 #

    Hold on, he’s not dead is he?

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    Tom on 15 Dec 2006 #

    Blimey he is dead!


    Poor old Wiz.

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    Dave Fanning on 15 Dec 2006 #

    Bus drivers they may be, what are you doing with your time on earth???
    Apart from write about how shit everyone else is.

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    Andy Page on 15 Dec 2006 #

    Yea Tanya, What the fuck did you achieve.

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    Miss D xx on 17 Jan 2007 #

    for anyone who hasn’t already done so and would like to leave a message of condolence, go to http://www.furtive-mts.com/wiz/

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    matthew green on 16 Feb 2007 #

    tanya, I hope you die in the vomit of your own making… MC4 are more than, have done more than, will be more than you could ever dream of. I know people that have travelled half way around the world to see these four “fraggles” for an hour… I bet you get offers like that all the time don’t you? I offer you in evidence “Awkward Kid” and “Rose Coloured” – tell me any… oh I just can’t be bothered – You are a Cunt.

    Feel free to offer me constructive critisism – more than you offered them.

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    Will on 5 Mar 2007 #


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    Brook666 on 6 Mar 2007 #

    TANYA HEADON>>>>> What a stupid fucking cunt!

    Mega City Four were such an inspiring band, please bear in mind young lady, posting such rude and insulting things on sites such as this can lead to troubles within in your own mind body and soul.It’s good to have an opinion and to form it, but, well you just come across as a fat, ugly, depressed with life, no friends, piece of lonely shit. I hope your life continues to be shit! P.S happy new year you fat slag!!! HO HO HO.

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    Tanya is a fucking slut gutted rip snorter on 19 Aug 2008 #

    You fucking piece of fanny fluff. You are insulting one of the most increcible (and most underrated) class acts of the 80s and 90s. This band were fucking incredible and were amazing live. 6 unforgettable studion albums. You clearly don’t fucking understand good music so go and put your finger back in your cunt and your heaphones in your ears and switch Rick Astley back on. Cunt, cunt cunt CUNT!! Fuck you.

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    brook666 on 24 Sep 2009 #

    Over 2 years have passed since my last comment. And tanya headon ( in my mind ) is still a CUNT.

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