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Hard News: Friday Music: The Wizards of Oz Rock

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  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Russell Brown,

    INXS seemed to have been quite a fixture among the fringe scene. back when I was playing (badly) we tripped over to Sydney to play with Deadly Hume (feat early doors H&C's percussionist Greg Perano) and they were pretty hardened rock and rollers but remained good mates with the INXS fullas. they were pretty famous by then so they didn't catch up as much as they once did.
    was a cool scene though (late 80s), still loads of bars to play even if the standard was extremely variable - one particular fave was L shaped so you'd be playing away to an empty space while the punters leaned on the bar at the other end. then there were those with volume limiters that just cut dead on you.
    also remember a lot of Flying Nun copyists - to the point of playing covers which seemed odd for some reason - but the band scene was so big there was plenty of good stuff among the rubbish (Louis Tillet and the Aspersion Cast, I'm yawning at you) and the almost comically macho.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    karma chameleon...
    I would just like to say that I am about a quarter of the way through Mr Simon Grigg's 'How Bizarre' and it is riveting stuff... Excellent reportage from the front lines.
    Also nice to see that thus far Mr Stent gets all the credit he deserves - nada.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7885 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming,

    Bowie

    Fuck cancer.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to nzlemming,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

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    How a day can change: the Chills were terrific and I got to say hello to Russell in person for the first time, then I saw the news about Bowie...

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

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    More.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

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    Even more.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2013 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Soon Lee,

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