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lead leg

initially a solo project for johnathon ogilvie (yfc) the material that appears on the south compilation was recorded by ogilvie on 4 track at rob mayes’ gilby street house. ex yfc drummer micheal daily also happened to be in christchurch at the time and so daily laid down drum tracks for these sessions as well. ogilvie, a bass player for yfc borrowed a cheap guitar from expressway label man bruce russell and laid that down over the rythm tracks. ogilvie returned to australia and continued to work under the moniker leadleg, a name he coined from his experience on a trip to china where, while sitting at an out door cafe a militant exploded a bomb at a near by table, injuring ogilvie and partner. ogilvie’s legs were penetrated by hot lead shrapnel from the bomb. leadleg became more of a band project in australia and recorded and self released and 12″ ep salt. the line-up for this band was ogilvie – bass/vocals, daily – drums/ programming, alfred solti – trumpet/samples/piano, micheal jefferis – guitar. jefferis was later replaced by peter johnson.

a seven inch single followed – ‘loaded in total darkness’, which was packaged in a used 16mm film canister and contained the tracks, world satellite and this town. the band then completed a second new zealand tour on which the band recorded 9 songs with failsafe. the band returned to australia and fell apart and the album was never released. ogilvie has continued to work with music as a music video director, making award wining clips for the likes of the headless chickens.
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  • salt ep [1990 between two thieves BT001]

leather aprin

one of dave mitchell’s england-based projects.
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legacy of ears

legacy of ears was the alias of steve watson, a member of the collective behind the picnic boys and say yes to apes, who put out some tape releases on their tv eye label in the early 1980s. legacy of ears later joined with kevin smiths’ hyphen-smythe alias to form the hyphen-ears duo.
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legionnaires, the

emerging out of hello sailor in the early 80s, graeme braziers legionnaires went through a number of line-up changes, taking in dave mcartney, allan badger, lyn buchanan, andrew langsfor, harry lyon, gary vernerne and paul woolwright.
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  • live at mainstreet [live recording 1983 mushroom L38017]
  • strange faces at the oasis ep [1983 polydor LEGS11]

liquified

donald mcpherson with tim cornelius, james currin, nathan thompson.
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  • liquified lathe cut [self-released]

little dead things

christchurch five piece the little dead things formed out of the ashes of all fall down and genie and the wild children. all the members of the little dead things are also in other groups at the same time as little dead things making this band sort of a warped super group. the bands line-up consisted of blair parkes (vocals / guitar – swim everything, all fall down), john chrisstoffels (guitar – terminals, ex hiding from stan, trillionaires et all), brett lupton – drums (catherine wheel, jenie and the wild children), mark tyler – bass (catherine wheel, salmonella dub), dave hunt – guitar (catherine wheel, elevation).the band recorded a batch of songs at rob mayes gilby street house and these tracks were mixed over the 1990 period and released as a self title mini album in april 91.

this cassette only release contained seven slices of alternative pop from the raw throb of “dreamy sceno”, through the one and a bit minute spin of “trip”, to the more fragile melody of “skylight”. the little dead things formed in late 1987 but really got it together in 1989 with the addition of an new rythm section and another guitarist bringing the line up to three guitars, bass, and drums. a succession of christchurch gigs and a quick trip to dunedin saw a certain amount of enjoyed public exposure for this group, but the low key nature of many of these performances meant that this debut release was the only real chance for many outside of their home town of christchurch to sample their music.the band drifted off into other projects during 1991, parkes to creeley, lupton to squirm, hunt to elevation (which also contained steve birss and jeremy taylor later of throw), and the supertanker, then pumpkinhead and the stereobus, chrisstoffels continued with the terminals and other side projects such as space dust and more recently the trillionaires with ross humphries (pin group) on vocals .
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  • little dead things ep [1991 failsafe SAFE014]

lamp of the universe

former datura multi-instrumentalist craig williamson has released three solo albums since datura’s demise in the late 1990s, originally under his own name, but now under the bizarre hippy-pseudonym lamp of the universe. single-handidly crafting psych meditations utilizing sitar, tabla, guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, rainstick and williamson’s vocals.
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  • the cosmic union [2001 cranium]
  • echo in light [2002 cranium]

little lord courduroy

one of rob scott‘s many one-off bands – this time with the dead c‘s michael morley. they put out the hi ho washing day cassette on scotts’ own every secret thing label.
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lanky

jim laing’s post-jean-paul sartre experience band featuring a line-up chock-full of flying nun compatriots – robert key (expendables, sombretones), noel ward (strangeloves, and now david kilgour and the heavy eights), and tony de raad (hallelujah picassos).
shiney pop with slinky melody’s and nice guitar work.. they showed a lot of promise on their debut, brought on ben howe’s then-fledgling arch hill label. since the albums release though, the band have all but dissapeared from the radar.
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