Happiness Stan

Kris Wilson.

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

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
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  • 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

Heazlewood

guitarist chris ‘ca$h guitar’ heazlewood is best known for his work in seminal auckland (by way of memphis, and a little southern california thrown in for good measure) scuzz-surf guitar demi-gods king loser, though he produced a couple of 7″s and a collected album of his solo material in the mid 90s – which is very worth getting hold of.
essentially a kiwi kid brought up on the likes of lee hazlewood, chris’ voice is down-trodden and dead-pan, and his guitar explosive in a kind of ultra-fuzzed and loose surf-guitar style. before king loser made their mark nationally, heazlewood developed an underground following with the eclectic sferic experiment, and also the short-lived olla.
discography
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  • ratfink a booboo! [1990 a one-off productions]
  • hellmouth 666 cassette [1991 xpressway X/WAY 23]
  • ‘surfs up in malibu’/’no fear of falling’/’skronk’ 7″ single [as heazlewood 1993 flying nun FN222] rn
  • ‘they slaughter small children, don’t they’ 7″ single [1993 turbine Tur004] rn
  • ‘badge or medallion?’/’speed’/’aero’ 7″ single [as heazlewood 1995 flying nun FN354] rn
  • the ron asheton club 7″ ep [1995 crawlspace SPACE003] rn
  • ca$h guitar [1996 flying nun FN398]

recommended songs
download from mp3.co.nz

  • surf’s up in maliburn
  • euro discorn
  • everything is forgottenrn

Hellbent

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

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]

Jan Hellriegel

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

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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