Terminal Cheesecake

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Terminal Cheesecake
Origin London, England
Genres Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active 1988-1995 2013-
Labels Wiiija Records, Clawfist Records, Pathological, World Serpent Records, Jackass
Website www.terminalcheesecake.com
  • John Jobbagy
  • Russell Smith
  • Gordon Watson
  • Dave Cochrane
  • Neil Francis
Past members
  • Gary Boniface
  • Mick Parkin
  • Joe Whitney
  • Steve Fez
  • Simon Doling
  • Paul Morris
  • MC Freaky
  • Dave Arbon

Terminal Cheesecake are an English alternative rock band, originally formed by Gary Boniface (formerly of The Purple Things and The Vibes), Russell Smith (formerly of A.R.Kane and MARRS), Mick Parkin and John Jobbagy (also from The Vibes and Purple Things) in 1988 in North and East London.[1][2]


The name of the group was taken from a list of fictional sixties bands written by Nick Saloman of The Bevis Frond.[3]

Terminal Cheesecake were the first group to sign to Wiiija Records - their debut record, 1988's "Bladdersack" EP was also the first release on the label. Two albums for Wiiija followed in 1989.[4]

The band recorded a John Peel Session in April 1990.[5] This was followed by a third album, Angels In Pigtails which was released on Kevin Martin's Pathological label and described by rock critic Simon Reynolds as "an epic of ruination".[6]

Russell Smith of the group was also a member of noise rock band Skullflower and one hit sampling wonders MARRS.[7]

Terminal Cheesecake ceased activity in 1995. The group reformed in 2013 with Neil Francis from the band Gnod replacing Boniface as vocalist.[8]



  • Johnny Town-Mouse (Wiiija Records, 1989)
  • V.C.L. (Wiiija Records, 1989)
  • Angels In Pigtails (Pathological, 1990)
  • Pearlesque Kings Of The Jewmost (World Serpent Records, 1992)
  • King Of All Spaceheads (Jackass, 1994)
  • Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients (Runway Studios and Bear Bites Horse Studios, 2016)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Bladdersack" (Wiiija Records, 1988)
  • "Meathead (Clawfist, 1990) a split 7" with GOD
  • "Unhealing Wound" (World Serpent Records, 1991)
  • "Gateau D’Espace" (Jackass, 1992)
  • "Oily Hot Knife" (Jackass, 1994)


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