More from AL @ Begerk

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.


Get it here.

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no wonder

One of Perths best pop/punk bands. Here is their release ‘Midget Au Go-Go’.


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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.

You can say hi to Declan on myspace here.

Heres their 1997 LP Uisce.

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manic finster

This is their album ‘Spread’ ripped from tape.

Thanks again to Biznatch for this.

Get it here.

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This was a band that rose from the ashes of ska/punk ‘Not In Use’. Louise (of SHIP TO SHORE fame!!) went one way and it seems the guys went the other, forming the thoroughly awesome ‘Ballpoint’.

I don’t know what to make of this EP. Around this time I was right into my ska/punk and this just didn’t hit a chord with me.

Anyway here we go : Lowdown – The Green EP


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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.

Here is their 1999 LP.. Like girls, it’s rad.

Kerb – Nobody Here But Us Walruses.




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flashing tablet

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 … jog the memory…it jogged mine!

Cheers and keep up the fine work

Carl P
Ex Flashing Tablet


Flashing Tablet – Venus Casino

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Terrible name aside, I liked this band. Their song ‘Anky Fremp’ is awesome.

It appears lead singer Luke Bostelman is a high school teacher now based on the comments.

Here is 3 of their releases.  ‘Spadework’ from 1995, ‘Small Town Big Chip’ from 1997 and ‘Mud and Five Ways To Serve It’ from 1998. Click any of the covers below to download.

They also released a posthumous compilation entitled ‘Urgency Factor‘ in 2006 on Deep Elm Records. It is essentially all of their 2nd EP and a couple of tracks from their 3rd.


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Heres their 5 track EP. Thanks to Biznatch for the tape rip.

Also thanks to Senton here is their LP ‘Radioactive Theme Park’.


Heres some info added by Devo:

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.

Also the 3 from dystonia made up the band behind Domination Theory.

Thanks to Devo for sharing this!

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I don’t know anything about this band. Feel free to send me something to put here if you do.

Here is a 5 track self titled EP. Dirtbag – Dirtbag.

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the crippled children

Now this is digging into the vaults.

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.

The Crippled Children.


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I liked this band. Saw them a few times with Kerb. No idea what happened to them though.

Here is their 5 tracker Beetle Juice.

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circus murders – west street

I honestly can’t remember any information about this band.

Circus Murders – West Street.

Heres a bit of insight from Moe:

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

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cachexia – forkin baldies

Gotta love the title of this.  They were quite well known round Scarbs where I grew up. One of those bands you’d see jamming out at backyard parties. I miss that shit.

All you need to know is on their myspace :

It appears that Carl Planz and Gaul from this band now make up Crossbones.


Heres their 1994 demo ‘Forkin Baldies’.

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botticellis angels

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?

A Bullet for Your Thoughts and Mad Cow Disease EP.


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the rats

Noisy / catchy / amusing punk rock band primarily consisting of ‘don rat’ (guitar) and his squeeze mel (drums).

This is their LP “Teenage Radio”.


And here is another record ‘All Fucked Up’.

I can actually remember going to a party Don had to celebrate 10 years on the dole.

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