Ian Craig Marsh

Ian Craig Marsh

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Ian Craig Marsh (born 11 November 1956, Sheffield, England) is a former English musician. He was a founding member of the electronic band The Human League, writing and playing on their first two albums and several singles, until leaving in 1980 to form B.E.F. and later Heaven 17.

Musical Vomit

Marsh began in music at Sheffield's council-sponsored community theatre group Meatwhistle. There he met Mark Civico and formed a performance art band called Musical Vomit, taking the name from a music paper's hostile review of the band Suicide. Musical Vomit specialised in Alice Cooper-style stunts, such as vomiting soup onstage, and singing about such topics as masturbation and necrophilia.Reynolds, S. Rip It Up and Start Again: postpunk 1978-1984 (Faber and Faber 2005), p.154

Marsh played guitar on two shows in 1973 with the band before leaving after his expulsion from school (for being "an undesirable subversive element").Civico (stage name Trigae Thugg)persevered with Musical Vomit, adding fellow Meatwhistle artists Paul Bower (later of the band 2.3), Glenn Gregory (who went on to become lead singer for Heaven 17) and Ian Reddington, who later found fame as "Tricky Dicky" in Eastenders and Vernon on Coronation Street. Musical Vomit mainly played at the Meatwhistle workshop at Holly Street but during 1974 they also played shows at the Sheffield University Drama Studio and Burngreave...
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