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Peter And The Test Tube Babies

Genre: Punk

Country of Origin: United Kingdom


Peter and the Test Tube Babies are a punk rock/Oi! band formed around Brighton, England in 1978 by Del Strangefish and Peter Bywaters.

Due to their humorous tongue-in-cheek lyrics, they have been considered part of the Punk Pathetique subgenre.

Peter and the Test Tube Babies were first featured in Sounds magazine in July 1980, and after a John Peel Radio One session, made their vinyl debut on the Brighton compilation album Vaultage 78. They also had two songs on the seminal Oi! compilation Oi! the Album in that same year.

They favoured absurd lyrics and strange titles, such as "The Queen Gives Good Blow Jobs."

In 1982, they covered the chart-topping Gary Glitter hit "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" on their album Pissed and Proud. They have continued to perform in the 2000s. Their polished, professional live show is in contrast to the non-serious nature of their lyrics.