Four-piece band revolving around John Hegley (gtr, vc). The rest of the early '80s line-up was Russell Greenwood (drms, vc), Sue Norton (sx, vc) and Keith Moore (clarinet, vc) - the configuration for the two John Peel sessions they recorded in 1983 and '84. For many people, these sessions were their first introduction to the Hegley phenomenon. Hegley, Norton and Moore occasionally still perform together under the Popticians banner (Greenwood passed away in 1999).
This blog post tells you everything you could wish to know about their recording career.