The Unfuckable existed in Sydney in 2004 and 2005 while Richard Stanley (Ooga Boogas, The Onyas) was living with Rodney Todd. They joined with Johnny Casino (Asteroid B612, JC & the Secrets) to fuck around now and then, and ended up recording some pretty good songs. We aim to release two 7"s with the best of them. Here's how Rodney describes the formation of the band:
The Unfuckable started in 2004.
Richard moved in to a house in Petersham with Rodney.
“We should start a band” Said Richard
“Yes, we should” Belfield Rodney
A week or two later the subject was brought up again
“Well, I’m probably only gonna be in Sydney for a year, so we betta get crackin’” Limped Richard.
“Are you gonna play bass?” Rodney asked Richard
“Yep” Bleeped Richard
“I know a guitarist we can get; His name is Nick you used to play in the Up Syndrome in Melbourne with Andy Lang.”
“Nick? I think I went to computer college with him, Do you know him?” Though loaded Rodney
“Yep” said Richard
“Hmmm small world” Said Rodney
Rodney gave Nick a call
“G’day Nick its Rod”
“Guess who I’m livin’ with?” Tingled Rodney
“Stanners” Said Rodney
“What the fuck are you doing living with stanners?” Asked Nick
“um…I don’t know how to answer that, I’m living with him what kind of a stupid question is that?”
“Calm down, don’t be rude” said Nick
“HEY! Your gonna play guitar in our new band” Said Rodney
“Shutup! It’s you, stanners and me”
“ Who’s doin’ what?”
“I’m sinign’ stanners on bass and you on guitar ya moll”
“Yeah, let’s catch up for a drink your only around the corner now aren’t ya?”
“yep” said Nick
They eventually hang up.
Two weeks later Rodney, Nick and Richard are at the white cockatoo hotel having a meal and some beers. They talk about the line up and shit like that, They don’t have a drummer yet. Later in the night Rodney hooks up for Johnny Casino for a few beers at the Worm and Crow Hotel. Rodney tells Johnny about the new band. Rodney gets a slap in the face from Johnny
“OUCH!” said Rodney
“What was that for?” Asked Rodney
“How come you didn’t ask me to play? Tattooed Johnny
“Oh Do you wanna play?” Asked Rodney
“Yep” Said Johnny
“Oh ok so who are we gonna get for a drummer?” Asked Rodney
“Get Richard on drums, I’ll play bass, your bass” Confirmed Johnny
“Hmmmmm” Thought Rodney
The next day Rodney told Richard and Nick and the Unfuckable were born, but at that time they were called ‘Super Enjoyable Team of Authority’. After their first praco someone said “Well, the music doesn’t really suit the name, does it?”
From then on several different band names were mentioned such as Teh Typos, The Bunch of Fives, The Sooks, Wasabi Argument Time, Punch in the Face, Move, I can’t see the TV. These were regected because they were shitcocked. The unfuckable was suggested a little earlier but Rodney didn’t really like the name.
Johnny said “It’s a good fucken band name”
“Meh” said Rodney
They soon agreed to be called “The Unfuckable”. They praco’d and Played A few gigs, Then they recorded their self titled debut album. (To be released sometime in 2006). Richard moved back to Brisbane, then to Melbourne then back to Brisbane, then Back to Sydney for a bit, then moved back to Melbourne. Nick moved to Cairns, in early 2006. They still play the occasional gig as long as it.
Richard is the only member of the band who drives
Nick lives in Cairns
Rodney plays video games
Johnny likes a punt.