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  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Ahh, the great band names of the past, I remember seeing the Calamari Bushmen on posters around Tokoroa in my youth.
    Some names just stick in your head, even if you never hear a song by the band. Hapuka Lips Now is one forever lodged in the 'useless info' corner of my cerebrum, no idea what they played, just a catchy name.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    Cool - nice to see there are a few people on here who know about these bands.

    tis the beauty of our land - ie not everyone is from the big centres and every town had its original bands, playing to no one but the fermenting home brew

    Hamilton's Frybrain & The Human Lawnmowers two bands I wish I had something on CD from

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew,

    Now I've tapped that corner of my memory, the names come flooding back:

    Dribbly Cat Attraction
    Give Me Back My Laughter You Bastards (GMBMLYB)
    Semi Lemon Cola
    Queerfish

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    One band name that stuck in my mind was "Naughty Amoeba". Here are some recent ones I like:

    Birchville Cat Motel
    The Proxies (Pixies tribute band)
    Peneloping
    Captain Hammondhead
    Disasteradio

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Rowe,

    They certainly show a bit more imagination than Dick Fuckxx and the Goatfucking Nunrapers.

    Maybe that's just a New Plymouth thing?

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 560 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    Give Me Back My Laughter You Bastards (GMBMLYB)

    Laughter should be Lighter

    of which they took dozens of mine, the bastards

    allegedly Hand of Glory got quite close to a FN release... Stars in My Eyes I think was the song

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 335 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    Beat Rhythm Fashion sounded like they'd recently been expelled from Eton,

    for those interest BRF have a CD of their works just released available here or here

    and peter at dub dot dash discusses them here

    Turn of the Century is one of the greatest singles ever produced in this country. Released back in 1981 by a Wellington three piece called Beat Rhythm Fashion, their output amounted to a trilogy of singles, before disappearing across the ditch. Over 20 years down the track, they hold their own easily alongside the likes of The Cure, Joy Division and Young Marble Giants, all reference points for their sound.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    The common element in the Boogadagas, the Calamari Bushmen, and Hapuka Lips Now was Rotorua emigres in Hamilton, such as Paul Tregilgas.

    Anyway: Anyway, it's amazing what you can find if you look...

    Voila!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2948 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2948 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Hamilton bands.

    A name for every taste on that list.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2948 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    stephen you wouldn't have a contact for adult mayflies drummer graeme would you. also of the stones.
    I have a bogadagas live tape somewhere. recorded at a gig in that big mansion venue in rotorua with the bats. I recall them being very good but its been a long time since I've listen or heard.

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    robbery: sorry, no. I would ask Petra who is an historian of all things pertaining to Hamilton and surrounding areas' music.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2948 posts Report Reply

  • robbery,

    thanks, i'll give that a go

    new zealand • Since May 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • david_aucks auckland,

    I know you posted this sometime ago but anyway....i played as the opening act at the bogadagas gig with the bats as a 15 yr old school kid. our band was pet cemetery...man would love to get hold of that recording...can you help?

    auckland • Since Aug 2008 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    david_aucks: start here. I think Paul Tregalgis is behind this amazing collection. If you email the address on that page, whoever is reading the mail will be able to help you if anyone can.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2948 posts Report Reply

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