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  • Jan
    Sat 7:30 pm
    The Palms at Crown Melbourne - Southbank Kids In The Kitchen & Uncanny X-Men
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About Uncanny X-Men

...the outrageous irreverent rascals of Aussie rock

In the 1980s the Uncanny X-Men rode a groundswell wave of national popularity based on their energetic stage performances, tongue-in-cheek send-ups, often bawdy humour and a brand of pop rock that had sell-out crowds across the country begging for more.

With enough gold and platinum record sales to start its own resource boom, Uncanny X-Men were the larrikins guaranteed to give punters a night of great music and tits-out entertainment.

The suburban boys who rocked a nation with often quirky, always catchy tunes spoke to their audience in the language they understood.
Frenetic front man Brian Mannix's stage presence and antics were always a highlight of their live performances but it was the music that kept the punters yelling for more.

From punchy, raw rock-outs to reflective, honest ballads some of the band's more memorable hits include "Everybody Wants to Work", "Party", "How Do You Get Your Kicks", "Still Waiting", "I Am" and of course the haunting classic "Fifty Years".

Appearances on Countdown, which Brian hosted regularly, and Hey Hey It's Saturday also helped win the band a fanatical following that made them one of the most popular bands in Australia.

X-Men fans have long memories and their popularity is still strong - all these years later and the announcement of a live X-Men live gig has the 'sold out' sign not far behind.

The band's debut album 'Cos Life Hurts' spawned a national sell-out tour presented by the Frontier Touring Co. They were signed by Mushroom Records in 1982 and then by Sony/CBS in 1986.
In acknowledgment of their strong local fan-base, touring international stars such as the equally outrageous Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and rock icon also Rod Stewart sought them out as tour support act.
Their second album, ‘What You Give is What You Get' was released in 1986 and also achieved Gold status. 
As the recognisable face of the band, Mannix's high profile and successful career across music, television, stage and screen has kept the X-men name in the minds of punters long after other bands have faded from memory....The Uncanny X-Men are recording new material with the definitive band line-up for a release early next year to coincide with their performance at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide March 2011