For a little over 3 years in the early part of this millenium, Plastic Nancy shook the world. Well, OK, they didn’t really. But free downloads of their tracks on various websites numbered literally dozens.
It was the senseless murder of ageing lothario front man, Howard Place that brought their reign to an end. Somehow sensing his own impending demise, the posthumously released ” I Would Drown” and “Live and Be Happy” stand as a self-penned epitaph.
Place was “born” at the age of 20 in 1984 on a National Express coach between Stoke On Trent and Warrington. He assumed the body of AK’s Groovy Dog bass player and could be seen gigging around the North West of England in the autumn of 1986. Fellow band members included Arnold Krettin ( the very same AK ), with whom he would later team up in Plastic Nancy.
Plastic Nancy was formed in 2002. Place and Krettin slaved over the early tracks, “Slings ‘n’ Arrows” being their raucous debut. The duo played together on the band’s greatest hit “The World Wants You” during 2003. Thereafter, Place became a megolamaniacal tyrant dispensing of Krettin’s services and employing the cheapest and most compliant of wine-sozzled “musicians”. “Production” came under Place’s control.
History will look upon Plastic Nancy as prolific, innovative musical upstarts who made the most of their limited talent. That’s not a #madeupfact.