head like a hole

another band that could claim the title as new zealand’s most popular band at one point in the 90s, head like a hole were a scunge-rock outfit routed in metal and rock’n’roll with flourishes of country, a line-up of 6 foot tall plus musicians (mark hammill, nigel ‘booger’ bezley, andrew durno and nigel regan), a loudmouth backwater sleeze as a frontman and a penchant for playing nude in public (though they were often in the shadow of fellow wellingtonian’s shihad (now pacifier). 4 albums over 10 years, a couple of arrests caught on tape and one of new zealand’s most expensive ever music video’s (for a non-album b-side cover, no less!) before eventually going their seperate ways, they were truely a fun band to behold.
discography
picks in bold

  • shitnoiseshitnoiseshitnoiseshitnoise ep [1991]
  • ‘fish accross face’ cd single [1992 wildside]
  • 13 [1992 wildside D30786]
  • beezlebeats cd single [1992 wildside D11233]
  • faster hooves cd ep [1994 wildside 11591]
  • spanish goat dancer
    [single + 19 bonus tracks! 1994 wildside 11855]
  • flik y’self off y’self [1994 wildside D31079]
  • the nicomjool ep [1995 wildside 11985]
  • ‘cornbag’ cd single [1996 wildside]
  • happy families ep [w/ shihad [pacifier] and the sml noise 0258-3]
  • double your strength, improve your health and lengthen your life [1996 wildside]
  • ‘a crying shame’ cd single [as hlah 1997 wildside]
  • ‘hootenanny’ cd single [as hlah 1997 wildside]
  • ‘wet rubber’ cd single [as hlah 1998 wildside]
  • are you gonna kiss it or shoot it? [as hlah 1998 wildside]
  • blood on the honky tonk floor [compilation 2000 wildside]

recommended songs
download from mp3.co.nz

  • spanish goat dancerrn
  • faster hoovesrn

awards etc
rianz awards 1992

  • most promising group of the year head like a holern

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