DUMPY's RUSTY BOLTS - Boothill Or Bust 7" (1982) UK
Cool King Records CK 008
01. Boothill Or Bust
02. It's Got To Be Blues
"Dumpy" Dunnell - Vocals & Guitars (THE RIVVITS, HAWKWIND)
Jeff Brown - Bass
Chris Hussey - Drums (NUTHIN' FANCY)
DUMPY'S RUSTY NUTS were an infamous London based band formed in 1981 by ardent biker "Dumpy" Dunnell, a character who had previously been a member of THE RIVVITS. Renowned over the years for their many appearances at biker festivals, the group was originally titled DUMPY'S DIRT BAND and the transition to DUMPY'S RUSTY NUTS came in 1981 when the frontman was joined by Mac McKenzie on bass and drummer Chris Hussey, both previously members of NUTHIN' FANCY.
Unbelievably the band had to change its name to DUMPY'S RUSTY BOLTS to secure airplay for the debut 1982 'Just For Kicks' single when DJ's deemed the original band name too lewd. Sometime afterwards, Mac McKenzie left to rejoin NUTHIN' FANCY (much later ending up as manager of THUNDER). Dumpy & Co. stuck with the "BOLTS" version of the name for the "Boxhill Or Bust" 7", before reverting back to the "NUTS" name.
There have been many releases from the band since then and an almost constantly fluctuating line-up with Dumpy still the lynchpin at the centre of it all.
In 1991 the band released a cover version of JO JO GUNNE's 'Run, Run' Run' as a single, but while DUMPYS RUSTY NUTS are still a going concern, no further product has surfaced since. Dumpy is also now a sometime member of the venerable psychedelic institution we know as HAWKWIND.