Ed Banger & the Nosebleeds

Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds was a short-lived punk band formed in Wythenshawe,‭ ‬Manchester,‭ ‬England in‭ ‬1976.‭ ‬Though the band never recorded an album and released just one single,‭ ‬it is well known in modern rock history for the later successes of its individual members.

On July‭ ‬20,‭ ‬1976‭ ‬fellow Wythenshawe band Slaughter‭ & ‬The Dogs supported the Sex Pistols along with the Buzzcocks at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall.‭ ‬The Sex Pistols were returning to the Hall after a legendary June‭ ‬4‭ ‬concert that served as a catalyst for Manchester's fledgling music scene.

Garrity worked the July‭ ‬20‭ ‬gig as a roadie for Slaughter‭ & ‬the Dogs.‭ ‬When the crowd became violent and he and a friend were injured,‭ ‬someone said,‭ "‬You're a right bloody mob aren't you‭? ‬Headbanger here and him with a nosebleed,‭" ‬inspiring Wild Ram's transformation into Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds. Vini Reilly,‭ ‬later of The Durutti Column played guitar,‭ ‬Garrity‭ (‬Ed Banger‭) ‬sang,‭ ‬Tomanov played drums and Peter Crookes played bass.

The newly-christened group changed their image and sound to concord with the punk movement and released the single‭ "‬I Ain't Been to No Music School‭"‬/‭"‬Fascist Pigs‭" ‬on Rabid Records.‭ ‬It sold‭ ‬10,000‭ ‬copies but failed to launch the band to success. At the Roxy in London the band played the same two songs over and over.‭ "‬The audience went absolutely berserk,‭" ‬Reilly said,‭ "‬and consequently we were asked to play again and again,‭ ‬because that was what was required.‭"

The band began to argue over money and fired manager Vinnie Faal.‭ ‬Shortly thereafter,‭ ‬Garrity and Reilly left the band.
As of‭ ‬2006,‭ ‬Garrity fronted a‭ '‬70s glam band called Edwina's Rockschool.‭ (‬MOJO Classic Magazine,‭ ‬Volume‭ ‬1‭ ‬Issue‭ ‬13,‭ ‬Page‭ ‬27‭)