(c’82-84) – Ian “Lank Genocide” Beauchamp (drums), Simon “Ollie” Parrish (bass), Andy “Big John” ? (guitar), and Al “Al” Keating (vocals)

Horsell based punk band The Contaminated were form in 1982. They rehearsed in Horsell and at the Youth Club on Walton Road, Woking; playing around 100 gigs in and around Woking and Guildford and up into London. In the early 80’s, The Plague organized ‘The Sty’ rock / punk club nights the West End Centre, Aldershot and The Contaminated were one of the bands booked. During there run Keating was replaced by Paul (Oggie / Og) ? and Jonny Bowden joined to replace Parrish. They cited their influences as being from Flux of Pink Indians to Dead Kennedy’s to reggae and heavy metal.

By Late ’83 Beauchamp, Oggie, Bowden and Billy McDermidd were also playing in Byfleet based Jaded Asylum. The 9 February ’84 found The Contaminated at the Old School House, Woking for a punk night that included Black Easter and The Plague.

Bowden is known to have lent early Backlash his bass amp on occasion! Beauchamp currently plays with punk tribute band Sounds of the Suburbs.

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