When the Budgies disbanded in 1985, their guitarist David Mitchell joined Phil Moore (guitar, vocals), Alf Danielson (bass) and Andrew Moon (drums) in an expanded (and hence considerably more noisy) Goblin Mix.
The band recorded a self-titled EP for Flying Nun followed by perhaps its best studio effort, the menacing 'Travelling Grave' for the 95bFM compilation Outnumbered By Sheep. Mitchell later went on to international fame in in The 3Ds. Alf Danielson later played in David Kilgour's band Stephen and Chug, and Moore managed The Checks, in which his son Jacob played drums. A compilation CD, The Complete Goblin Mix and Exploding Budgies, was released by Flying Nun in 1991.
Phil Moore - guitar, vocals
Andrew Moon - drums
Alf Danielson - bass
David Mitchell - vocals, guitar
Mitchell's surreal, intricate artwork for the band's posters and sleeves was inspired by his teenage obsession with the work of the occultist Aleister Crowley. Mitchell's second-hand copies of occult books by Crowley and others were stamped with the name of so-called Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr, the first modern celebrity chef.
David Mitchell became a central member of The 3Ds and The Ghost Club and is a talented artist/cartoonist residing in London.
Andrew Moon re-emerged in Celine and RST, a solo free noise project in the 1990s.