Mangled After Dinner
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|Mangled After Dinner|
|Also known as||M.A.D., Those From The Grave|
|Instruments||guitar, bass, drums and synthesizers|
|Years active||1981 - 88|
|Past members||Trevor "Poeraver" Chadwick, Henry Lansford, Frederick "Fred" Ritchen and John "Johnny" Lansford|
|guitar, electric bass, drum kit, synth|
Mangled After Dinner was an English-based Goth Rock band founded in 1981 in the city of Manchester. Mangled After Dinner reached a small but loyal community of fans and played an overly gloomy sound, using synthesizer effects and well-written lyrics of exceptionally romantic poetry. Their major themes included: rainstorms, dark forests, abandoned castles, English folklore and the pursuit of answers through solitude and disbelievement.
The band was formed by:
- Trevor "Poeraver" Chadwick - vocals (1959–1989)
- Henry Lansford - guitar (1961-)
- Frederick "Fred" Ritchen - bass (1961-)
- John "Johnny" Lansford - drums (1957-)
Their very first success was "Mangled After Dinner Ritual", recorded in Long Play with eight total tracks and a stylized black cover with a designed skull with a lit candle abovehead. The band disbanded in the late 1980s, when Chadwick reportedly died in a horrible car crash near London (October, 1989).
- Mangled After Dinner Ritual (1981)
- The Symphony of the Mangled One (1983)
- Darkened Club Symphony (1984)
- Hits From the Grave - M.A.D. Collection (1986)
- The Hanging Man (1988)
- Voices Far Beyond (1991), collection of recorded but never released demo, outtakes and general discarded musics. Rough sound with lo-fi recording.
- Tribute to Chadwick (1993), very rough sound and lo-fi recording and a very rare Long Play, where lesser known bands plays six tracks of the MAD official discography. Back cover depicts the band, in a photo taken in one of their live shows.