Stump were an Anglo-Irish group featuring former members Mick Lynch (vocals), Rob McKahey (drums), Kev Hopper (bass), and Chris Salmon (guitar). They formed in London in 1983.
Their first release was a four track EP Mud on a Colon issued in 1986 through the Ron Johnson record label. This was followed by a self released mini album Quirk Out produced by Hugh Jones which included their cult hit "Buffalo". "Buffalo" appeared on NME's influential C86 compilation and a video was made by Channel 4 which was shown on The Tube.
Continuous UK touring, regular coverage in the UK music press - including cover features in both the NME and Melody Maker - and a return to The Tube for a live performance of "Tupperware Stripper", ensured that Quirk Out stayed in the UK Indie Charts for 26 weeks, peaking at number 2. A session for the John Peel radio show, recorded in February 1986, was released as a Peel Session EP on Strange Fruit Records in 1987. Following these successes the band were signed to Ensign Records.
Their only full-length release, A Fierce Pancake, released in 1988, was recorded in Berlin and London produced by Holger Hiller with assistance from Stephen Street. Three singles were released from the album: "Chaos", "Charlton Heston" (which reached number 72 in the UK Singles Chart) and a re-released "Buffalo".