Honey Bane


Honey Bane (real name Donna Tracey Boylan) was a British singer and actor who had some minor success with her 1981 single “Turn Me On Turn Me Off”. But she actually started playing in a band 1978 at the age of fourteen. Two other kids in the band, called Fatal Microbes, had a dad who played in Poison Girls. They got a chance to release a split with them on Small Wonder, the popularity of which resulted in a 7″ with just the Fatal Microbes tracks.

In 1979 Bane recorded an EP together with Crass, who were performing as Donna & the Kebabs. Called “You Can Be You”, the 7″ with three original songs from Bane came out on Crass’ own label and was actually reissued on a 12″ earlier this year. The release is a collaboration between Crass Records and the (renamed due to controversy) One Little Independent,

Here’s a track from the Fatal Microbes EP as well, which got a few spins from John Peel.

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