BACK TO BANDS SHEEP ON DRUGS DISCOGRAPHY on Le Cluricaun : . CL029 - Medication Time . CL034 - Do it again out of Le Cluricaun : . Greatest Hits (Island, 1993) . On Drugs (Island, 1994) . Double Trouble (Invisible, 1996) . One for the Money (Invisible, 1997) . Never Mind the Methadone (Invisible, 1997) . Two for the Show (Invisible, 1998) . F**K (Invisible, 2005) . Best of a bad bunch (2006) Formed in response to the so-called "Second  Summer Of Love" by Duncan X and Lee  Fraser, the splendidly named Sheep On Drugs  set out to simultaneously mock and revel in the  excesses of pop culture. Blending a mixture of  sleazy rock, hard techno and punk nihilism into  their own peculiar cabaret act of a rock'n'roll  band, they set out on tour with buckets of  blood, syringes and a pulpit from which  Duncan could rant at Punter (as they termed  the audience), who lapped it up with a knowing  postmodern acceptance of their own  commodification.   SOD (as they are appropriately referred to)  released their first single, "Catch 22/Drug  Music", in 1991. Two sides of sardonic  observation of the world of work and the rave  scene respectively established them as  favourites on the electronic body  music/industrial scene.   Keeping up an unhealthy live schedule, Sheep  On Drugs perfected a live show which  extended to Grand Guignol theatrics : bloody  dummies suspended over the stage, blank  rounds fired above the audience, and the ever-  scathing Duncan acting out the dark side of  club culture. "Motorbike/Mary Jane"(1992) took  the sleazy disco out on the road of a Saturday  night, proving that as far as anthemic nihilism  went, SOD could deliver the goods. The  remixes and sloganeering of the "TV USA" and  "Track X" EPs followed that year, leading to a  deal with Island. "Track X" was later covered  by Grace Jones, retitled "SEX DRIVE". SOD  went on to release the hit single, "15 Minutes  Of Fame", in the spring of 1993, closely  followed by the cheekily entitled debut album  "Greatest Hits".   With major-label backing, the venues and  stageshows became bigger and more  sophisticated, with slides and neon slogans  projecting Sheep On Drugs' message : Drugs  are for Sheep, Buy the Product. The  proliferation of product available included two  new EPs,also the tasteful Rubber Johnnies  range of SOD condoms. One more flirtation  with Island brought us "...ON DRUGS" (1994),  from which the song "From A to H And Back  Again" (title shortened to "A 2 H" on the album)  was released. This entered the lower reaches  of the UK Top 40 Singles Chart, proving what  Duncan and Lee had known all along, that they  were "pop stars" and belonged in the the  charts.   A few months after this chart success  Polygram bought Island Records. The new  company decided to "let go" any bands on  their books which had not recouped advances.  Unfortunately SOD was one of those bands  (not surprising considering their "pop" career  had just begun). Following the return to  independence with their own Drug Squad  label, the duo released the jungle influenced  "SUCK" EP and "STRAPPED FOR CASH" EP  in 1995. Not cut out to run a company , the  band then signed to Invisible Records in 1996  and headed for the USA. The first product of  this alliance was the "DOUBLE TROUBLE"  (1996) CD, repackaging the Drug Squad EPs  for American release; followed in 1997 by the  excellently titled "ONE FOR THE MONEY' and  (live) "TWO FOR THE SHOW".   Updating Sheep On Drugs' populist trash  aesthetics with booming drum'n'bass, the  album capitalizes on their increasing popularity  in America and Japan, mercilessly  encouraging attempts to ban their live film  shows and proudly upholding their boast of  being "the most subversive band of all time!".  After a couple of grueling tours of the US with  Invisible, under much worse conditions than  previous experienced, and a blackmail  attempt, "sign this or we won't pay your tour  wages", on Duncan and he'd had enough. The  magic had gone out of the music business for  Duncan (helped along by Invisible), and  December 1997 was the last time he  performed on stage.   As Duncan X then moved onto his new  persona as a tattooist, Lee Fraser worked on  his instrumental, drum 'n' bass project  "Bagman", releasing the debut album "Wrap"  in 1998 (2004 saw the second Bagman  release "Trax"). He also contributed  extensively to the Ogre(Skinny Puppy)/Martin  Atkins collaboration "Rx". Lee then spent a  couple of years remixing other bands (Sweet,  AC/DC, and Bob Marley to name a few of the  known artists). Then joined the "Damage  Manual" in 2000, being involved on their first  few releases.   In 2002 Lee was offered some gigs as Sheep  On Drugs which he really wanted to do. After  getting the expected refusal from Duncan to be  involved ("not even if they added another 0 to  the fee"), the search was on to find a  replacement for him, an impossible task... Lee  tried various line-ups, none of which worked to  his satisfaction. This left Lee with the difficult  task of writing "F**K", the long awaited first  album without Duncan X, by himself.   Possibly the most aggressive SOD album to  date, "F**K" is a combination of twisted vocal  angst, surfing a bouncing, pelvic thrusting  beat. F**K indeed... This was released by  Invisible's Records alter ego, Underground  Inc.(April 2005). At this point Lee realised that  he would have to become "the cunt at the  front" (his own words), to avoid being let down  by other potential front persons.   Just as Lee was about to give up hope on  finding a partner in crime, he met Johnny  Borden. As a performance artist and  singer/pianist in her own right, Johnny fitted  right in with SOD's twisted ethics and soon the  two were performing together. 2006 saw the  release of a compilation album consisting of  rare and unreleased SOD mixes (old and  new). "Best Of a Bad Bunch" was released by  Underground Inc.   This was to be the last release on  Invisible/Underground Inc., as the band and  record company no longer saw eye to eye,  especially where accounting was concerned.  SOD spent several years severing contractual  ties with Invisible/Underground Inc., from  which they are now free.   While legal proceedings continued, Lee and  Johnny started writing songs, consequently  collaborating on their first album together.   This has since been completed. Titled  "Medication Time" it was released on "Le  Cluricaun" label in February 2011.   (source: www.sheepondrugs.net)  http://www.sheepondrugs.net/