Members: Luke Marinavich – Vocals and Guitar, Jamie Hamilton – Drums, and Conor Cairns – Bass.
This is 8 songs recorded in 1998 at Dream Rehearsal Rooms by me when Bergerk! was a mobile studio. These guys played dirty distorted rock and I’m pretty sure these songs were never released. Connor left the band pretty soon after this recording and I’m not sure if they found another bass player or not. Luke went on to form Jed Whitey and Jamie went on to drum with Outstation, two amazing rock bands.
I’ve given these songs a good re-mastering so check them out.
Non Intentional Lifeform was born out of the ashes of Botticellis Angels and Rothgar. They relocated to Melbourne so I guess you could question why they’re in this blog. Whatever. They were a strong act and had a hit with the single ‘Living Or Existing’, from the Uisce LP. From what I gather the entire band left to do other things (personality clash perhaps) and Declan Barry continued on with a whole new lineup.
Kerb were awesome. Probably what could have been one of Perths biggest punkrock exports of the time…but sadly never were.
Rumour had it they were offered a major label deal and some of the members decided to pursue religious interests instead. I remember they were very church oriented guys, some of them got married real young and they played constantly at church gigs. I used to whinge that it was impossible to actually catch them in a pub and their gigs were few and far between.
They had a lineup change and last I heard Cheddar from Boredumb was on the skins.
I first remember seeing this band at the campus bands competition, maybe 1997? They were up against Freuds Pillow and other bands I don’t recall. Freuds apparently ‘won’ the round, but pretty much everyone in the crowd thought this was bullshit and went off on the judges demanding FT got a wildcard into the finals. The finals was another eventful night at the Planet which I was also at. I really liked this band and they rocked the shit out of Planet that night. I have no idea who won. Team Jedi maybe?
Anyway, Carl from Flashing Tablet was kind enough to get in touch with us.
My first band was Violet Slide (circa 92/93) which most people have forgotten (I wish I could forget) but we played many gigs supporting The Rainyard.
The other band was Flashing Tablet who garnered a certain degree of notice and notoriety in the mid 90′s to late 90′s.
FT released a CD called ‘Venus Casino’ in 199….7 I think it was….
Here’s some links to FT related stuff that still exists on the web …..to jog the memory…it jogged mine!
dystonia were a killer 3 piece. members were andy and 2 others that i cant remember names it will come to me. i skated in one of their film clips in perth city. they closed off king street carpark and we chased a guy dressed as a monkey (singh) who had a briefcase of banana’s. then went to forrest chase from memory.
The Crippled Children were a great punk/ska band much in the vein of Operation Ivy. Actually they were a fucking mess, but it was the 90′s and nobody really gave a shit.
They moved to Melbourne for a bit and tried to make it there, I don’t beleive that lasted long. Their drummer passed away and they had an amazing benefit gig for his girl and family as Club A (before it was utterly shit). Probably one of those most insane nights I can remember in that venue.
Half of these mp3s are incomplete, and they came from a tape so they sound like shit at best. I still love them.
Driver, wherever you are, I hope you’re doing good.
Circus murders were made up of Roly Skender, who played in the band Skender, and more recently won the 2008 WAM song of the year as Roly Skender and the Tonics , Mat Cheetham, now with Downsyde, and one of the Horan brothers – other brother Rex horan played with Cinema Prague. The title of the album, West St, refers to a very short street in west perth, where members of the band lived in shared houses, along with members of cinema prague and a number of other bands in the 90s. Highlights of this album: confusion in a spanish blind man, harry’s cafe and Lockjaw
I was indifferent about this band. Saw them a few times at The Lone Star(!!!) with SFD and Storytime. Declan Barry was a crazy fucker on stage, that much I remember. He went onto for NIL and moved to Melbourne.
Here we have an LP and a EP, both 94/5ish?