the hungry socks

the hungry socks

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Often described as a "  Manchester super group in reverse "  The Hungry Socks were  , Martin Swinny ( guitar , vocals ) , Clint Boon ( keyboards ) , Chris Goodwin ( drums ) , Andy McVittie ( bass ) and Carl Drinkwater ( sax ) , after the departure of Andy McVittie , Gary " Mani " Mountfield replaced him on bass and Andy Housley joined  on guitar . After moving from playing punk /  psychedelic / Manchester covers , the band wrote and gigged their own material around the north west of England , live recordings exist but are extremely rare and though not many have surfaced  there are rumours that  a live E.P or album is set for release in the near future   . After eventually going their different ways , Mani joined the Stone Roses and then Primal Scream ( now back with the reformed Roses )  , Clint Boon went on to play keyboards in the Inspiral Carpets and has a successful radio show on XFM , Chris Goodwin formed the High with ex-Stone roses guitarist  Andy Couzens  then played with Electronic ( Johnny Marr , Bernard Sumner )  and the Buzzcocks ( Steve Diggle )  , Andy Housley joined  (ex Smiths guitarist Craig Gannon's band ) the Cradle as vocalist , Martin Swinny joined the Birdroom and Head and now performs solo as Periscope . During the period the band were together several members also undertook a recording project under the name  the Mill .