The Elliptical Trampolines were formed in 1980 from the Ashes of two seminal bands at the spearhead of the Scout Hut Scene of '79. They did a few gigs around Liverpool in the early eighties and recorded a few demos. The band were a threesome including the two members of Where's The Beach. Julia Neale out of The ID (forerunners of Orchestral Manoevers in the Dark) once expressed an interest in joining but avoided all contact after she was sent a tape. Their best track was undoubtedly Milk Bottle Mantra - a bastardised take of Peter Gunn featuring milk bottles and a guitar being attacked by a screwdriver. Other recordings included a version of the Scooby Doo Theme, Nigel's Got A Crispy Pillow and (Is She Really Going Out With a) Mongoloid Skinhead.
The Elliptical Trampolines still occasionally release material, one track, Bass Evangelists, originally recorded for a radio jingle, was recently included on Mantra Trax Vol. I.
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