Fudge Tunnel were a band formed in Nottingham, UK, by Alex Newport, David Ryley and Adrian Parkin. After two critically acclaimed singles on Pigboy Records (Fudge Tunnel in 1989, The Sweet Sound of Excess in 1990), they signed to Nottingham's Earache Records. Their debut album was Hate Songs in E Minor, which attracted a large amount of press interest after the original album artwork was confiscated by Nottingham Vice Squad.
Fudge Tunnel's reputation was built around their massive guitar sound and ironic sense of humour, which did not always endear them to the music press.
Two more albums were to follow in 1993 (Creep Diets) and 1994 (The Complicated Futility of Ignorance), as did a collaboration between Sepultura's Max Cavalera and Fudge Tunnel's Alex Newport, on the Nailbomb project, which saw one studio album and one live album of their Dynamo Open Air Festival performance.
After the release of their third studio album, the band split up. David Ryley ran his label BGR Records for
Track listing: Random Acts of CrueltyThe Joy of IronyBacked DownCover UpSix EightLong DayExcuseFind Your FortuneSuffering Makes Great StoriesCircle of Friends, Circle of TrendsRudge With a GPope Calvin III