The Plastic Sandwiches came from East Dereham, They played at a number of venues in and around Norwich and Dereham, Most notable gigs were at The Gala, The Prince of Denmark (with Bang Goes My Stereo) and The Jacquard (with Serious Drinking and The Screaming Trees).

With a change of line up in 1982 they continued to gig in East Anglia. During this time they played and won 1982 Battle of the Bands at the Memorial hall in East Dereham and also went on to record an unfufilled demo at Whitehouse Studios, Norwich.

Before parting Joss and Guy went on to form The Amputees. Rob and Dean went on to be part of another Norwich band of the 1980's called Alice.


Original Line up of The Plastic Sandwiches

Guy Pearson - Vocals

Michael Joseph Dennis - Guitars

Toby Moyle - Bass Guitar

Harry Loughlin - Drums

1982 line up

Guy Pearson - Vocals

Michael (Joss) Joseph - Guitar

Rob Sneesby - Bass

Dean (Isaac) Newton - Drums

Line-up of Alice

Paul Stearman - Vocals

Simon Bowler - Guitar

Rob Sneesby - Bass

Dean (Isaac) Newton - Drums


7" single - "Parties at War" double A-side with "Bayonets and Colours"

Ellie Jay Records, EJSP9746.

The sleeve bears the legend " Norwich - a dull city". Presumably a reference to the compilation LP...The artwork on the single sleeve was drawn by Farmers Boy bassist Mark Kingston.

Source: A to Z of Norwich Bands

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