Spider Murphy Gang

Spider Murphy Gang

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Spider Murphy Gang

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Spider Murphy Gang

The Spider Murphy Gang is a German band from Munich best known for their greatest hit "Skandal im Sperrbezirk". It was founded in 1977 by bank clerk Günther Sigl, together with Gerhard Gmell ("Barny Murphy"), Michael Busse and Franz Trojan. In many songs elements of the Bavarian German Dialect are used.

Their name is a reference to Elvis Presley's song, "Jailhouse Rock", in which a 'Spider Murphy' played the tenor saxophone. "Spider Murphy" is also referred to in a song written by Larry Kirwan of the Irish fusion Band Black 47's song, "Forty Deuce." The song appears referential to both the Spider Murphy Gang and to "Jailhouse Rock", for the live version from 2006's "Bittersweet 16" includes a saxophone solo which the singer recalls having heard in Sing Sing prison.

Band members

  • Günther Sigl Vocals/Bass
  • Gerhard Gmell Guitar
  • Willie Duncan Guitar/Bass/Lap Steel/Mandolin/Vocals
  • Otto Staniloi Sax
  • Paul Dax Drums
  • Lucky Seuss Keys


  • Rock'n'Roll Schuah (1980)
  • Dolce Vita (1981)
  • Tutti Frutti (1982)
  • Spider Murphy Gang live! (1983)
  • Scharf wia Peperoni (1984)
  • Wahre Liebe (1985)
  • Überdosis Rock'n'Roll (1987)
  • In Flagranti (1989)
  • Hokuspokus (1990)
  • Keine Lust auf schlechte Zeiten (1997)
  • Rock'n'Roll Story (1997)
  • Das komplette Konzert (1999)
  • Radio Hitz (2002)
  • Skandal im Lustspielhaus (2004)


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