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Studio album by The Deviants
Released 1967
Recorded 1967; Sound Techniques, London
Genre Garage rock, Psychedelic rock
Length 36:18
Label Impressario
Producer Jonathan Weber
The Deviants chronology
Professional ratings
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Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Ptooff!—self-described on the inside cover as the deviants underground l.p.—is the 1967 debut album by the UK underground group The Deviants (originally known as The Social Deviants).

Mick Farren and Russell Hunter had met 21 year old millionaire Nigel Samuel who funded the £700 required for this recording. Eight thousand copies were sold on their own Impressario label via mail order through the UK Underground press, such as Oz and International Times, before being picked up and released by Decca Records.[2] It was re-released in the mid-1980s by Psycho.

The cover came in a 6-panel foldout with extensive notes, including a review by John Peel: "There is little that is not good, much that is excellent and the occasional flash of brilliance".[3] There are two quotations in the cartoon drawing that fills three panels; one of them, "When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake!!" is adapted from a quote in Plato's Republic. [4]

Ptooff! was re-issued on CD in 1992 by Drop Out Records as #DOCD1988.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Opening" (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter, Cord Rees, Steve Sparks) - 0:08
  2. "I'm Coming Home" (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter) - 5:59
  3. "Child of the Sky" (Farren, Cord Rees, Hammond) - 4:32
  4. "Charlie" (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren) - 3:56
  5. "Nothing Man" (Mick Farren, Moore) - 4:21

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Garbage" (Sid Bishop, Mick Farren, Russell Hunter) - 5:36
  2. "Bun" (Cord Rees) - 2:42
  3. "Deviation Street" (Mick Farren) - 9:01


  • Mick Farren – Lead vocals, piano
  • Sid Bishop – Guitar, sitar
  • Cord Rees – Bass, Spanish guitar
  • Russell Hunter – Drums, backing vocals
  • Duncan Sanderson, Stephen Sparks, Jennifer Ashworth - Vocals & mumbling


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Motörhead/Pink Fairies Family Tree – Pete Frame, 1982
  3. ^ Funtopia
  4. ^ entry. Retrieved 30 Oct 2009.

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