| Are they still goin'?
I'll tell ya right now, the answer to that is YES.
And after listening to BENDER, their third full length album, you'll soon realise that 'still goin' is only half the story. Formed in Sydney about ten years ago they were lauded by friends and foe as a classic rock band and were immediately signed to no one. Undertaking prolonged couch tours while spending their dole money on recording and releasing their wild "rock 'n' rong" albums, launching them at friends' places and loving themselves, they stayed in touch...with the devil.
Described by some as one of the few great, true rock & roll bands left rockin' out in Australia, the Whoppers have produced a killer, 10 track, 32 minute blast of melodic, honest rock & roll. Stanley (aka Justin Hayes) is the youngest brother from the very musical Hayes family (Pat, Pete, Bernie and Stevie Plunder) and his recent collaborations include writing the track Kibonki on Bernie Hayes' Every Tuesday, Sometimes Sunday and co-writing and singing the title track from Sneeze's Lost The Spirit To Rock & Roll. Bender includes such future classics such as Twist My Nipples, Enough About You & Ya Can't Blame Me For Anything.
Whopping Big Naughty are: Stanley Claret: Vocals & Guitar / Andy Depressant: Drums & Vocals / Pickle Orahek: Bass / Catherine Brownhill: Violin.
"The evil genius is apparent in all the shambolic majesty of their obscene pop gems" - Drum Media, April 1999
"One of Australia's best bands" - Richard Moffat, Form Guide, Nov 1997
Like I say, BENDER'll sort you out! - Charlotte Manure, June 2001