Satina Saturnina

One-woman band of country-fied blues rock with a cd and 7″ on Andrew Tolley’s Kato label.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Annabelle’ / ‘Doll Valley’ 7″ Singlern[Kato Kato 8]

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Scuzzbuckets

As the name suggests, a scuzzy rock’n’roll outfit from Christhurch, part of the Hi-Tone Destroyers / Ape Management crowd that released singles on Kato during the mid to late 90s.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • ‘Heartmeat’/’Freeloadin’/’Horny As Fuck’ 7″ Single [Kato Kato 8]

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The Side Effects

One of the many Stink Magnetic surf-rock outfits. Their sole album (a cd-r release) was reissued on Kato, again as a cd-r.

Discography (picks in bold)

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Space Dust

Biography

A Christchurch institution of absent idols (only John Christoffels still resides in the garden city from the classic line-up), dating back to 1993 but seldom surfacing more than a single gig every couple of years. The group was original formed by Duane Zarakov, Mick Elborado and Brother Love – with Zarakov’s sister Violet up-front in her first band, and Christoffels on bass.

Beatle! – Originally intended as their debut release

A series of guitarists and organists came and went over a productive period during the mid 1990’s, with the group recording 3 albums and cutting a number of releases on vinyl for both American (18 Wheeler, Carburetor) and New Zealand (Kato, Homebacon, Stink Magnetic) labels.

The debut ‘Beatle!’ got stuck unreleased for a period as the label behind the release (18 Wheeler) went on an unexpected hiatus.

 

US Pressing of Debut Single

The group managed to tour the United States with a make-shift line-up comprising the core trio of Violet Faigan, Duane Zarakov and Brother Love, with Doug Pearson and John Allen joining the line-up – without Violet they became the Brother Love band.

The group enjoyed some visibility with their songs included on the New Zealand feature film ‘Snakeskin’, which coincided with the release of their 1999 CD ‘No Kissing In Public’. The single ‘Too Much Action’ was given a video and his probably their most well-known song. The album was reissued by Powertool Records in 2014.

Violet Faigan moved to Auckland, so for a period the group was comprised of Faigan, Zarakov and the Constant Pain duo of Roddy Pain and Cameron Bain, though further line-up changes continued up their too (Sean O’Reilly on bass and occasionally Brother Love would venture North from his new home of Wellington to complete the line-up).

Members

  • Pat Faigan / Duane Zarakov (Drums)
  • Violet Faigan (Vocals)
  • Mick Elborado (Guitar / Organ)
  • Marty Henderson / Brother Love (Guitar)
  • John Christoffels (Bass)
  • Matt Alien / Matt Johnstone (Guitar)
  • Matt Middleton (Clarinet)
  • Anabel Alpers (Organ)
  • Doug Pearson (Synthesizer / Violin)
  • John Allen (Bass)
  • Lisa Preston (Organ)
  • Bill Fosby (Guitar)
  • John Segovia (Guitar)
  • Rob Haarkman / Rock Hardman (Keyboards)
  • Cameron Bain (Guitar)
  • Roddy Pain (Guitar)
  • Sean O’Reilly (Bass)
  • Simon Cumings (Electronics)
  • Chris Heazlewood (Guitar)
  • Rich Mixture (Drums)

Discography

  • ‘Cool Car’ 7″ Single [1994, Homebacon / 18 Wheeler, EWR-008]
  • Beatle! [1995, 18 Wheeler, EWR014]
  • First To The Future [1995, Carburetor Records]
  • No Kissing In Public [1999, Homebacon Music]
  • Live 93 Cassette [Stink Magnetic, MAG24]

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Baconfoot

Biography

Short-lived Wellington hard-rock 3-piece comprised of Head Like A Hole‘s Tom Watson and Nigel Reagan, and bolstered by Craig Terris. Put out a 7″ EP on Andrew Tolley’s excellent Kato label.

Terris and Watson went on to form Cassette.

Members

  • Tom Watson (Guitar)
  • Nigel Reagan (Guitar)
  • Craig Terris (Drums/Bass/Vocals)

Discography

  • Live From Russia 7″ EP (1997, Kato, KATO10)

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Brother Love

Biography

Fuzzy, bluesy Rock’n’Roll from Martin Henderson, aka Brother Love. Henderson has lent his name to a number of groups (‘The Homebacon Gang’, ‘The Second Hand Emotions’, The Free Association’, His Dark Horses’, ‘His Far Out Space Nuts’ etc), featuring an array of similarly minded musicians (Mick Elborado, John ‘Segovia’ Markie, John Christoffels etc) and in a line-up that often parallels the group Space Dust – which Henderson is a long-time member of.

Members

  • Martin Henderson (Guitar/Vocals/Keyboards/Bass, 1990 -)
  • John Christoffels (Bass, 1993 – 1996)
  • Pat Faigan (Drums, 1990 – 2007)
  • Andrew McKenzie (Drums, 1996)
  • Rob Harkman (Bass, 1996)
  • John Markie (Guitar, 1994 – 1996)
  • Mick Elborado (Guitar, 1996)
  • George Churton (Keyboards, 1994)
  • Celia Patel (Organ, 1994)

Discography

  • Goodnight 7″ Single (1990, September Gurls, SGs0)
  • King Acid 7″ single (1993, New World of Sound, NWOS4)
  • Every Garden Grows One 12″ EP (1994, New World of Sound)
  • My Own Worst Enemy (1996, New World of Sound)
  • Rock’n’Roll Criminal (1997, September Gurls, SGLP20)
  • Carkus lathe-cut 7″ EP (w/ Gene Pool Belmondo, Duane Zarakov, Truly Fine Citizen 3)
  • The Sin Aesthetic (2002, Kato, KCD006)
  • The Man is Just a Boy (2007, Powertool Records, PT067)
  • Fuzzy Logic Room Cassette (Black Velvet Fuckere Recordings)

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