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The Jessels


One off x-mas theme side-project (joke release?) from Toy Love‘s Chris Knox and his soundman cohort Doug Hood (who both lived in Jessel Street in Grey Lynn, Auckland) featuring their partners Barbara Ward and Carol Hood. Sometimes credited to David Kilgour and Martin Phillips too.

It was basically whoever happened to be in the flat. That was a Christmas single for ’81 or ’82.

There was one song based on Doug’s cat, Bob, and a Christmas song.

Chris Knox, taken from a Bryan Foley interview on

The 7″ single (300 produced) featured a sleeve printed in a haphazard manner on the reverse of left-over covers from random releases.




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