Happiness Stan

Kris Wilson.

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halftones, the

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]

haemogoblins

william stewart, francis salole, matthew campbell, cameron chittock, laurens van der ligen, liz thompson, tony green, scott wilkinson and greg bainbridge.
discography
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  • psychodelicatessen ep [1986 south indies HAEMO111]

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
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  • 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]

henchmen, the

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
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  • 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]

hemi

a shoot-off the the hugely popular head like a whole from nigel regan and tom watson (who has since gone on to front the now-melbourne based cassette. hemi put out a single album on wildside while hlah were at their peak.
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hellriegel, jan

after cassandra’s ears fizzled out, jan started recording solo with the mark and wayne bell, tony lumsden and mark peterson in support. having had moderate success as a relatively lively MOR singer in the fiona mcdonald mold (and using her good looks to her advantage), she’s now more likely to be found contribution to electronic releases, and has faded from the limelight in the 21st century.
discography
picks in bold

  • it’s my sin [1992 virgin 9031777192]
  • all the best thoughts ep [1992 virgin 9031777202]
  • tremble [1995 virgin 4509995722]

awards etc
rianz awards 1992

  • most promising female vocalist of the year jan hellriegelrn
  • songwriter of the year jan hellriegelrn

hello sailor

the quintessential kiwi cock-rock band of the late 70s and early 80s (while dragon were spending most of their time causing trouble across the tasman). hello sailor were graham brazier and dave mcartney at the centre, with harry lyon, tony mcmaster, graeme turner, andy macdonald, lisle kinney, richy ball and phillip mills flowing in and out of the line-up over their susequent original and reunited line-ups (they reformed to great success in the mid 80s). this is brash, over-the-top indulgent pop, kiwi-style.
discography
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  • hello sailor [1977 key L35336]
  • pacific amour [1978 key MX316]
  • shipshape and bristol fashion [1986 zulu ZLP002]
  • last chance to dance [1991 w/ the dudes key D30560]
  • the album [1994 virgin 471 311-2]

hellbent

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