described as ‘Dada Cabaret’ and ‘Astonishingly vulgar’, the six members
of the trio (sometimes eight) baffled audiences for a decade from their
1972 'til their breakup due to musical indifferences in 1982.
During their career they released three albums, quite a few singles and an EP on Stiff Records. Their stage show ‘Sleak – The Snuff Rock Musical’ was a record breaking hit in London’s West End, and they had their own nationally broadcast TV series – ‘Teach Yourself Gibberish’. Despite all this activity they remained dedicated to the various charity organizations that they selflessly worked for over the years. Beneficiaries included the National Brewers' Orphans Fund and the Home for Retired Tour Posters.
Were you there? - Check out the Berts' Gig Listings: 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983Hotflast Nov 2013! Albertos and Music Force pieces from early issues of Hotflash have been emailed from Glyn Hazelden who used to write music pieces for Mole Express and then worked on Hotflash with Music Force - thanks Glyn - pdfs are now available HERE (Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 4) - CHEERS!
When We Were Thin: Life with the Berts by CP Lee - available - email CP directly for signed copy!
THE ALBERTOS (left to right on the book cover) are -
Ray (Mongo) Hughes
READ THE BOOK to find out why there are so many in the Berts trio!
BUY THE BOOK AND AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!
Hear the Albertos live from Radio Sweat except number 6 which isn't
1. You Made a Hostage of My Heart or 2. Contact Lens or 3. Telephone or 4. Put The Funkin' Kettle On or 5. Saluting Sgt. Bilko ... if it's xmastime 6. Cruisin' With Santa
In the Independent on 02 Sept 2005, the Berts were rememberred in the Cult Classics Corner by one Simon Hardeman:
Alberto cds are available - can't find a copy? - email CP
on Demon Mau Mau (1991 MAU CD 604)
Photo: (c) Ged Murray
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