The Musical Thotch

Thotch are of course a made-up parody band created for the BBC comedy series ‘Brian Pern: A Life in Rock’. This show was a complete send up of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, but it was hilarious. The series was written by Rhys Thomas and Simon Day, and directed and produced by Rhys Thomas.

The show had many famous actors including: See list here

Peter Gabriel, said this of the series: “It made me laugh a lot, even though it was at my expense. I love to laugh. Spike Milligan was a hero to me and I was a big Fast Show fan, but I’m not sure that part of me comes across when I bore people about politics and social stuff. People can’t always see who you really are.”


New Best of Album featuring Thotch


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Land of the Crab (live 1975)

Brian Pern – The Day of The Triffids

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Check out the BB4 Website for more pictures and clips

Classic Rock Presents Prog article

Best Thotch albums:

1. Onion Divorce


2. Live at the Rainbow 1975


3. And then there were four