Happiness Stan

Kris Wilson.

Discography (picks in bold)

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Haemogoblins

william stewart, francis salole, matthew campbell, cameron chittock, laurens van der ligen, liz thompson, tony green, scott wilkinson and greg bainbridge.
discography
picks in bold

  • psychodelicatessen ep [1986 south indies HAEMO111]

The Halftones

the solo recording alias of jane sinnott – former member of the magick heads, who released a lathe-cut single on dead dog records.
discography
picks in bold

  • ‘my bird can sing’/’new flame’ 7″ lathe-cut single [dead dog records]

Halicon.25

discography
picks in bold

  • halcion.25 lathe-cut 7″ ep [1989 ima hitt Hitt Me 14x]

The Henchmen

west auckland punks from the early 80s – tony collins, anthony norman, norm dillinger, jerry chunn and billy williams. stooges obsessed 20-somethings who evolved out of the equally primitive ‘dum dum boys’ and made sloppy punk-metal, later reissued by revivalist imprint raw power.
discography
picks in bold

  • we’ve come to play [1983 cadaver PRA2040]
  • ‘death machine’/’bitch goddess’ 7″ single [1983 cadaver] rn
  • excelsior obermensch [1985 cadaver]
  • lust for glory [2004? raw power]

Head Shy

head shy was conceived as a kind of intermediary between spotty dog and secret safari. spotty dog has been putting out various rock-oriented type things by palmerston northerners since 1994, and secret safari made its entrance into the world of noisy improv in 1998, so head shy kind of fits in the middle there as a vehicle for things that aren’t really rock but aren’t really improv either. it’s for music which experiments with sound, texture and form, but doesn’t necessarily avoid rhythm, melody or structurern- headshy
essentially a lathe-cut (peter king’s pseudo-vinyl factory, now running from a permanent base of mt. sommers – inland of ashburton) only label, distributing small numbers of varied underground releases to a small following of international collectors and enthusiasts. with connections to the unearthing underground resource and paul hirst’s fine teledu records mail-order records website, head shy’s artists (such negative eh, log store, and the superb pumice) have been gaining in momentum and exposure, from hirst’s new base of melbourne, australia.
contact details
if available

  • headshy website [official website]
  • headshy email [label email]
  • +61 3 9387 2668 [phone number]
  • headshyrn
  • po box 2028rn
  • brunswick eastrn
  • vic 3057rn
  • australia [postal address]

Headcrash

headcrash are the christchurch-based 4-piece of petra hoggarth (vocals, bass), sarah james (guitar), sean bennetts (guitar) and toby ricketts (drums). a co-ed dark rock group lead by hoggarth’s vocals and bennetts accomplished guitar, after forming in the late 90s as grope suit – the band self-released an ep before re-dubbing themselves headcrash in 2003. the group went on to release a 2nd ep, but have been playing few live shows since the name change.
discography
picks in bold

  • phase – delay – distortion ep [2003 self-released] rn

Headless Chickens

the brain-child of temperamental crazy-guy chris matthews, the headless chickens started out as a children’s hour spin-off band, and took a while before their bizarre, synth-inflected style took hold. members included matthews, johnny pierce, grant fell, michael lawry, bevan sweeney, rupert taylor and anthony nevison.
one of the most popular bands in the country during the mid 90s due to the hit laden body blow and greedyalbums, their body of work various quite markedly from start to finish. songs like ‘cruise control’ and their mammoth hit ‘george’ (which featured one-time vocalist Fiona mcdonald) had big choruses and affectionate instrumentation, whilst previously they had been a dark and quite unusual beast. mcdonald later left the band, leaving matthews to pick up the pieces, but they faded into the background as mcdonald contributed vocals to the strawpeoples eclectic debut.
discography
picks in bold

  • headless chickens 12″ ep [1986 flying nun / mushroom uk FN061 / D19853] rn
  • ‘sour catcha’/’donka’ 7″ single [1988 flying nun FN088]
  • stunt clown
    [1988 flying nun FN100 / FNE24] rn
  • expecting to fly 12″ ep [1988 flying nun FN102]
  • ‘gaskrankinstation’/’crash hot’ 12″ / 7″ / cassette single [1988 flying nun FN131/139/140]
  • body blow
    [1993 flying nun FN206] rn
  • ‘cruise control’ (album mix)/’cruise control’ (eros mix)/’cruise control’ (sob mix)/’i’m talking to you’ 12″ / cd single [1991 flying nun FN207]
  • ‘donde esta la pollo’ (kentucky freud mix)/’donde esta la pollo’ (hen party mix)/’donde esta la pollo’ (cock rock mix)/’cruise control’ (house of harrow mix)/’cruise control’ (karaoke mix) 12″ / cd single [1992 flying nun FN231]
  • ‘juice’/’choppers’/’choppers’ (heli-bator mix)/’play it again, kiri’ cd single [1992 flying nun FN255]
  • ‘mr. moon’/’inside track’ (natty house mix)/’inside track’ (natty instrumental mix)/’attack of the killer androids’ cd single [1993 flying nun FN267]
  • ‘george’/’cruise control’ (eskimos inegypt mix)/’bestiary’/’milton babbit’s rarotongan holiday’ cd single [1994 flying nun FN302]
  • ‘juice’ (ollie j 12″ remix)/’juice’ (ollie j 12″ dub)/’juice’ (original mix) 12″ single [1994 flying nun FN304]
  • ‘magnet’/’smoking big ted’/’monster’/’magnet’ (browning version) cd single [1997 flying nun FN319] rn
  • greedy [1998 flying nun FN320]
  • ‘secondtime virgin’/’stalk of a cherry’ [screaming chickens version]/’dumbhead’/’ce4’/’used to’ cd single [1998 included with greedy flying nun FN408]
  • chickens hits double cd [compilation 2002 flying nun FN467]

awards etc
rianz awards 1991

  • album of the year body blowrn
  • top female vocalist of the year fiona mcdonaldrn

rianz awards 1993

  • single of the year ‘juice’/’choppers’rn
  • top group of the year headless chickensrn
  • top female vocalist of the year fiona mcdonaldrn

rianz awards 1994

  • international achievement headless chickensrn
  • top female vocalist of the year fiona mcdonaldrn

Chris Heazlewood

Biography

Fuzz-guitar god Chris Heazlewood had been a visible part of the New Zealand underground for at least a couple years prior to meeting Celia Mancini in Dunedin back in 1991 (and thereby forming the legendary King Loser).

In Sferic Experiment Heazlewood was loud and caustic, putting out a cassette on Bruce Russell‘s iconic XPressway label way back in 1989, flanked by future King Loser alumni Sean O’Rielly and Greg Cairns.

Ratfink A Booboo!

A year later Heazlewood put out his first solo release – entitled ‘Ratfink A Booboo!‘, this ultra-rare cassette release was a blueprint for future releases named after a suitably obscure 1960’s b-movie.

A 2nd solo cassette entitled ‘Hellmouth 66‘ in 1991, along with a 7″ EP as Olla – a group comprising Heazlewood, O’Rielly and Ex-Look Blue Go Purple drummer Lesley Paris, Heazlewood’s first release on Flying Nun Records.

From 1993 through 1996 Heazlewood recorded and release four 7″ singles, and Flying Nun Records would release the combined results as ‘Ca$h Guitar‘ in 1998. By then King Loser were on permanent hiatus, and fairly soon Heazlewood would disappear from view altogether, eventually resurfacing in late 2015.

However the preceding years had been tough on Heazlewood – along with the death of good friend and former band-mate Peter Gutteridge had passed away, plus a Kickstarter page was created to help pay for his own stage four liver disease.

Heazlewood began to recover and even managed a King Loser reunion in 2016/2016, unfortunately brought to an abrupt end in mid 2017 with Celia Mancini’s passing. However circa 2017, Chris Heazlewood continues to perform in a solo capacity.

Members

  • Chris Heazlewood (Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Drums)

Discography

  • Ratfink A Booboo! (1990, A One-Off Productions)
  • Hellmouth 666 Cassette (1991, Xpressway, X/Way 23)
  • Surfs Up In Malibu 7″ Single (As Heazlewood 1993, Flying Nun Records, FN222)
  • They Slaughter Small Children, Don’t They 7″ Single (1993, Turbine, TUR004)
  • Badge Or Medallion? 7″ Single (As Heazlewood 1995, Flying Nun Records, FN354)
  • The Ron Asheton Club 7″ EP (1995, Crawlspace, SPACE003)
  • Ca$H Guitar (1996, Flying Nun Records, FN398)

Links

Hellbent

discography
picks in bold

  • hellbent ep [1989 ima hitt Hitt Me 19x]
  • hellbent live lathe-cut 10″ ep [ima hitt]