The History of The Deep Freeze Mice
The Deep Freeze Mice made ten albums in between 1979 and 1989, all with the same line up except that they changed drummers once. On these first three...
..."My Geraniums are Bulletproof", "Teenage Head in My Refrigerator" and "The Gates of Lunch", they were Alan Jenkins - guitar and singing, Sherree Lawrence - keyboards, Mick Bunnage - bass guitar and Graham Summers - drums. Graham played on a few tracks on this one...
..."Saw a Ranch House Burning Last Night", but then Pete Gregory took over the percussion department.
The next two albums were...
..."I Love You Little Bo Bo with your Delicate Golden Lions" (a double L.P.) and "Hang on Constance Let Me Hear the News". These were probably the two best ones.
This one was recorded live in Switzerland in 1985
This one, "Rain is when the Earth is Television", is a compilation of various unreleased tracks. It has now been dismantled and the tracks have been restored to their appropriate chronological places as extra tracks on the CD releases of all the other Deep Freeze MIce L.P.s
"War, Famine, Death, Pestilence and Miss Timberlake" was released in 1986 and the last one,
(click it for a big version)
- "The Tender Yellow Ponies of Insomnia" was released in 1988.
Alan played in The Chrysanthemums from 1986 to 1991 and after the last Deep Freeze Mice album he also helped put together Ruth's Refrigerator. After that he played in The Creams for most of the 90's and now plays in The Thurston Lava Tube. Sherree got married, moved to Cheshire and has some children and cats. Mick co-founded Loaded magazine and is currently one half of the team behind the Modern Toss books, cartoons and TV show. Pete subsequently played drums in such bands as Evil Dick and the Banned Members.
"What more can I do?" from "Hang on constance let me hear the news".
from "The Tender Yellow Ponies of Insomnia"
Here they are in Biel, Switzerland in 1985. From the left: Pete, Mick, Alan and Sherree.