Extremely wild Dunedin old-school rock’n’roll from a handful of underground experimental or lo-fi musicians. I managed to catch them once at the Provincial Lounge in Christchurch and was blown away by their stage antics; which included jumping on the Prov’s bar, kicking over drinks. Their live clips recorded at the Crown in Dunedin really show they were a spectacle:
They featured on Rockstar Records excellent ‘No Thanks to New Zealand on Air‘ and Fast Food Records ‘Rock’n’roll music is my only Salvation‘ compilations – both highlighting the rock’n’roll revivalism of New Zealand groups in the late 1990s through to early 2000s.
Guitarist Kaaterama Morehu passed away in November 2020.
- Morgan Oliver (The Fuckchairs, bass)
- Richard Francis (Plains, With Throats As Fine As Needles, 1000, Eso Steel, Small Blue Torch)
- Tim Doe (Small Blue Torch, vocals)
- Kaaterama Morehu (aka Smokehouse, The Strange Girls, Smokehouse, Motty, Pumice, Thee Ideal Gus, guitar)
- Brent Bidlake (aka Daniel Canada, Somme, The Biscuits, Shallow Grave, guitar / drums)
- Matt Middleton (Crude, The Aesthetics, Space Dust, Noisypussy, All-Electric, drums)
- Oral Tradition CDr (1999, self-released)
- ‘I Hate You!’ lathe-cut split 7″ (w/ The Aesthetics, 1998, Dirtlove Records)
- ‘Faster than a Greasy Whore’ lathe-cut split 7″ (w/ The Hounds of Zaroff, 1997, Juggernaut Records)
- Get It Ho 12″ lathe-cut (2000, A Stabbies and the Rocket Recording)
- Live at Bond Street lathe-cut 7″ (2010, Root Don Lonie For Cash, RDLFC334)
- Ready to Fuck cassette (White Tapes)