Mick Farren was one of the pillars of the English counterculture as well as the singer with the proto-punk band The Deviants between 1967 and 1969, releasing three albums. During 1970 he released the solo album Mona – The Carnivorous Circus which also featured Steve Peregrin Took, John Gustafson and Paul Buckmaster, before ending his music business to concentrate on writing. During the mid-1970s, he briefly revived his musical career, releasing the single Play With Fire featuring Marky (soon-to-be Ramone) Bell, Jon Tiven, and Doug Snyder, the EP Screwed Up, the album Vampires Stole My Lunch Money and single "Broken Statue". The album featured fellow New Musical Express (NME) journalist Chrissie Hynde and Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson. He also contributed song ideas and music for short-lived Ladbroke Grove ensemble Warsaw Pakt's 1977 "Needle Time" LP.
Cheat the Fire | Whores and Ugly Buildings | Gunfire In the Night | Touched by the Fire | Fury of the Mob | Eating Jello with a Heated Fork | Three Headed Lobster Boy | Thunder on the Mountain | Do Like That | Lost Johnny | Text of Festival | The Quest of the DNA Cowboys | The Neural Atrocity | Synaptic Manhunt | I Know When You Lie | Second Coming | Lunatics With Nothing To Lose | Something to do Between Cigarettes | Taste the Blue | Going To Las Vegas |