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.
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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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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.
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  • 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

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.
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  • 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

Brent Hayward

the notorious brent s. hayward has always been a fixture in the new zealand underground scene, in early punk outfit shoes this high, then in busking mode as smelly feet, and more recently as half of the acclaimed kiwi animal – hayward has made his name through an eclectic, uncompromising and d.i.y. approach to recording and releasing music.
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  • cen$or$hit triple 7″ lathe-cut ep [self-released]

Hawaii Five-0

mid to late 90s christchurch band known for their organ sound and catchy singles – especially ‘hurricane bob’ (produced through peter king’s lathe-cutting facilities and put out on the tiny beat atlas inprint that also spawned the terrific barnard’s star) which actually won a bfm music award as the best unreleased song in new zealand. unfortunately they never released any further recordings (except for an appearance on the dollar mixture compilation and on ‘indie hit disc #6’) and disbanded in the late 90s.
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  • ‘speed of weed’/’soda stream’/’the salem stranger’ 7″ single [1998? beat atlas Beat004] rn
  • ‘hurricane bob’/’fry’/’kingpin’ 7″ single [1998? beat atlas Beat005] rn

The Have

when the have won the smoke-free rock-quest in 2002, it seemed like the judges we’re just cashing in on the then-current trend of rock’n’roll revivalists. the have not only sound like contemporaries the d4 and the datsuns – they even managed to steal elements of their look and image. single ‘the fuzz’ is almost a note-for-note recreation of the datsuns hit ‘motherfucker from hell’, lead singer brodie white sports a jimmy christmas style sideburn combination, guitarist peter mangan is draped in a datsun-style main etc. formed in wanganui high school, mangan and white are flanked by mike tweed (drums) and blair gibson (bass) and actually managed to secure a south-by-soutwest appearance in 2004, just before releasing their debut ep.
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  • the have ep [2004 shock]

Hauraki

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Hattie and the Havana Hotshots

hattie st. john, walter bianco, keith ballantyne, lou rawnsley and bret neilson.
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  • hattie and the havana hotshots [1981 ode SODE152]

Hataitai Bowling Club

birchville cat motel‘s campbell kneale, along with glen ‘g-frenzy‘ and darren from ac death.

hbc was more along the lines of pistake-electronica-noise-bufoonery which resulted in some really staggering recordings. unlike lugosi, we actually played live in front of a few people at odd occassionsrn- campbell kneale; taken from this perfect sound forever interview


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