Swampy Dunedin rock act comprised of ex-Alpaca Brothers Paul Cahill and Bruce Blucher, plus Robbie Yeats (The Renderers / Dead C) and Andre Richardson.
They were fast furious guitar [band] with thumping bass, made one EP and had a great song called The Infinite Tick. Later they became Trash Hotel [who recorded as just Trash] and were involved in a more theatrical chaos.. Started performing The Trash Hotel at The Art Gallery … Infamous performance and that ended with a supicious burglary of the Art Gallery.. No one found to blame. Later Bruce and Nick wanted to take the Trash Hotel overseas and went to Thailand and bought a bar here they were to form the real “Trash Hotel” although it was short lived as the local prostitutes that wanted to protect their patch forced the boys to leave by gunpoint.
– Donald Harman (Ex-Weetbix Boys)
In 1993, a curious one-off 7″ from Bill Meyer’s excellent Rolf Bolt label appeared in the form of Brown Velvet Couch – who were essentially trash, but led by the smooth vocals of Viv Crowe, and also an album and single from Cyclops, which featured both Richardson and Blucher.
Discography (picks in bold)
- On And On With Lou Reed [1992 New World Of Sound Nwos-01]
- Gritt And Butts [1992 Turbulence Tur003]
- Gate [1994 Trash Tr001]
- Not Gate [1994 New World Of Sound Nwos6]
- Mihiwaka [1995 IMD Imdcd10060]
- ‘Hurtin’/’F.U.F.P’ Lathe-Cut 7″ [IMD]
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.
- 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)
- 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)