were an English punk rock
band formed in Wisbech
. According to the band, the name P*U*S (or P.U.S.) "was passed down to us in 1990 from a dodgy Australian geezer whose barn we used to rehearse in". The acronym stood for many things, such as "Punks' Underpants Smell". "Punks/People United against Society" and "Pissed, Ugly and Shite".
The core of the lineup - Darren and Nik, had been performing in various guises (including "Disillusioned State") since 1986, with demo tapes existing since that year. The P*U*S lineup was completed when Duds & Sonny joined after meeting Darren and Nik at a UK Subs gig in King's Lynn.
P*U*S split in 1999. A new band (name unknown) began to take up where P*U*S left off (some jam tapes exist with Darren, Gary, Luke (drums) and Duds) until Gary was killed in a car accident in November 1999.
The original lineup was :
- Darren - vocals
- Nik - Bass
- Duds - Guitar
- Sonny - Drums
Other lineup variations:
- "Vivisectionist Die" Demo
- "Environmental Homicide" Demo
- "Cannon Fodder" Demo 1995
- "SingaLonga PUS"
- "International hard core comp tape" "F.F.T Label" benefit for Kobe earthquake.
- "The Real Scapeghost EP - BFP Records"
- "T.V. Dreamscape EP" - DIY Records - not sure if this ever came out.
- "A Life In Fear" - Know Records
- "There's No Justice For The Dead - Split EP with OMOBNA" - Know Records
- "Death From The Skies CD" - Bomb Factory Records
- "Bite The Bullet" - Know Records
- "Punker Than Your Mother" - SOUR Records
- "Nothing To Believe In" - Know Records
- "World Hardcore Sampler CD"
- "Smash Fascism LP" - Gnome / Grinding Madness Records Belgium 1994
- "Court Metrage EP"
- "A Scream From The Silence LP" - Looney Tunes Records
- "Keep It Angry" - Bomb Factory Records 2001
- "Ten I mohou – world h.c. compilation CD" - Discrete Records 1993