Black Girls Machine

Biography

Studio-based out fit created by Michael Weston (Crystal Zoom) with contributions from John Payne (Hallelujah Picassos), James Pinker (latter-era Gordons) and Johny Fleury (The Idles) who released an EP on Flying Nun Records in the late 80’s, along with visual material on Westons’ own Seed label.

Weston created releases (both musical and visual) as art compositions – and as such Black Girls Machine had a number of video releases and other visual components.

Members

  • Michael Weston (1986 – 1989)
  • John Payne (Keyboards, 1986 – 1988)
  • James Pinker (Drums, 1986 – 1988)
  • Johny Fleury (Chapman Stick, 1986 – 1988)

Discography

  • Esoterror 12″ EP (1989, Flying Nun Records, FN111)

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Crystal Zoom

Biography

General craziness in musical form at the hand of Michael Weston and his troops Bruce Mahalski, Eric Neuman and Nick Neill. The Dunedin music compilation But I Can Write Songs OK.

Include their brilliant stars-on-45 take on Flying Nun bands ‘Dunedin sound on 45’, and even featured guest appearances from some of the targets – David Kilgour and Martin Phillips.

Members

  • Michael Weston
  • Bruce Mahalski
  • Eric Neuman
  • Nick Neill

Discography

  • Live At The Ego Club [1984, W/ Gamaunche, Zoom Tapes]
  • Hooked On Crystal Zoom [Zoom Productions]
  • ‘Uptown Sheep’/’Dunedin Sound On 45’ 7″ Single [1985, Flying Nun, FN030]

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