heazlewood [chris]

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]

hauraki

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have, the

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.
discography
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  • the have ep [2004 shock]

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.
discography
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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

hayward, brent

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.
discography
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  • cen$or$hit triple 7″ lathe-cut ep [self-released]

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
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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

hasselhoff experiment

possibly the loudest 2-man band on earth, the hassellhoff experiment we’re raw and dangerous with just a guitar and drums format (well before the white stripes hit out shores). andrew tolley (guitar / vocals – the head of the kato label) and brendan moran (drums) started out with self-released debut on tolley’s fine rock’n’roll imprint (vinyl only!), but pretty soon flying nun had snapped them up, reissueing the debut and eventually putting out the bands two follow-ups.
with a brilliant video for third album single ‘drag-racer’ by the back of the y / deja voodoo boys, the hasselhoff experiment were making great inroads – when. unfortunately just like morans’ other band (the short-lived but excellent subliminals) didn’t last, the duo splitting ways after the release of ‘out of the sandpit and onto the drive’.
discography
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  • the hasselhof experiment [1998 kato / flying nun FN417]
  • always outnumbered [1999 flying nun FN431]
  • out of the sandpit and onto the drive [2002 flying nun FN463]

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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