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Adicts, The

The Adicts were a British punk quartet founded in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the late ’70s by lead singer Monkey (Keith Warren), guitarist Pete Davison, bassist Mel Ellis, and drummer Kid Dee (Michael Davison).

The group affected the look of the ‘droogs’ in the film A Clockwork Orange (1971), with Monkey sporting a black bowler hat and face makeup.

Largely independent record makers, their debut EP Lunch With The Adicts (1981) was released on the Dining Out label. This was followed by Songs of Praise on the DWED label in October of the same year.

The band then moved to the punk label Fall Out for Viva La Revolution, before switching again to Razor Records where they released the independent single, Chinese Takeaway (1982).

They finally made the British charts with their second album, Sound of Music (1982) and the single Bad Boy (1983).

All was then quiet until they reemerged back at Fall Out with a new EP, Bar Room Bop (1985).

In the 1980s, the band temporarily changed their name to ‘Fun Adicts’ and ‘ADX’, to facilitate children’s TV appearances.

Keith ‘Monkey’ Warren
Pete Davison
Mel Ellis
Michael “Kid Dee” Davison