ABOUT THE ACME SEWAGE CO
Acme Sewage Co formed in 1976 with Ozzy ,
Simon (sewage) Coxhill and Pete Barber. They
obtained notoriety by playing regularly at 'the
Roxy Club' in Covent Garden and appearing
on the 'Farewell To The Roxy ' live album.
They hated what the producers had done to
their performance and subsequently Pete left
Ozzy and Simon continued for a period using
session bass players and sometimes even
performing as a two piece. This used to shock
audiences used to a traditional minimum of 3
piece but by playing the guitar louder and
Simon playing more fills on the drums they
played some storming gigs that the fans loved
In 1978 after unsuccessfully trying to find a
replacement for Pete , Simon switched to Bass
and Paul Walker joined the band on Drums. With
this line up they played many gigs and festivals
around the country.
They also experimented for a while with adding
Simon Turner on keyboards but it never really
worked that well and he didnt appear on any of
the recordings that were made
In the early 80's disaster struck in the form of the
'New Romantics ' and suddenly they found
themselves unfashionable as they refused to
change just to be 'hip'.
Acme never actually broke up as such they just
went underground Ozzy and Simon continuing to
remain good mates and working together on and
off through the years
Ozzy and Simon are now joined by drummer Arup and have started gigging again .