Rhibosome

I am pilfering this directly from Wikipedia as its a great bio.

The genesis of Rhibosome began in 1998 when two members began playing in a street theatre percussion group called Whak. Later that year they toured to festivals in Canada,SingaporeDarwin and Melbourne.

Dave McKinney reminisces “We had a machine each, like a bike, sorta like a Sulo bin filled with wheelchair batteries and a chassis bolted to the back. It had wheels on the front and back, and you could steer the whole thing with a joystick. It had loads of percussion instruments and foam and stuff.”[1]

Once back from overseas the duo commenced their next project, writing a live electronic soundscape for urban circus company Bizircus. These songs soon morphed into a live set.

The groups’ debut release came via Perth’s Offworld Sounds label, a 12” single titled “Impulse”, which attracted much praise both in Australia and internationally.

They also became one of the stalwarts of the Fremantle scene, regularly performing under their main name, but also as the Big Ear DJs at popular venues in the port city.

Rhibosome also performed at many of the bigger dance festivals, including Vibes on a Summer’s Day, Gatecrasher, Science Fiction,

Members

The Rhibosome collective was made up of:

  • Clayton Chipper
  • Chad Hedley
  • Andrew Selmes
  • Dave McKinney
  • Ryan Grieve
  • George Nikoloudis (live sound engineer)

Discography

  • “Impulse” (single) – Offworld Sounds
  • Rhibosome (selftitled LP) – Hydrofunk (2002)
  • “Get Ready” (single) – Hydrofunk Records (2002)

Here is the self titled LP, click the cover to download.

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Proton

Here is a couple of releases from the talented funk band Proton. I assume they are no longer playing, their domain has lapsed and honestly, try googling ‘proton’ and finding anything but horrible little cars for sale!

This is their 1999 LP ‘Here Beneath The Big Top’.

The lineup for this record was :

Pete ‘Buzzy’ Miller – Bass/Vocals

Jason McGann – Drums
Paul Malone – Turntables
Tom Shore – Guitars/Vocals
Joe Schultz – Keyboards
Ozzy Rae – Vocals

Click the cover to download.

 

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And here is a cd single of ‘The Wrong Beat’, self released on their own label in 2001.

Click the cover to download.

 

The lineup for this single was :

Lineup is :

Pete ‘Buzzy’ Miller – Bass/Vocals

Chris Horan – Drums

Toby Gosfield – Keys

Jo 19 – Percussion

Duane Davidson – Sax

Dj KL – Turntables

Tom Shore – Guitars/Vocals

 

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Thrombus

Totally amazing thrash band from the late 80s and early 90’s.

The band consisted of Tom Scutt (vocals), Lachlan Gurr (guitar & vocals), Paul Sloan (drums, vocals), Anthony Isaacs (bass).

Almost before my time to be honest. I do remember seeing a hilarious Xmas gig poster titled ‘Turd In My Stocking’ while being dragged to a restaurant in Northbridge by my parents around 1991.

I am aware of 3 recordings. 2 tapes entitled ‘Shopping with Mum’ and another called ‘Blind Spasm’ and a CD EP called ‘Snort’ which was released by Dada Records.

If you go down to Dadas you may find that incredibly they have some of the Snort CD’s left in the basement. The tapes however, I have not been able to find but thanks to a contributor we have digital copies of them.

 

Here is the ‘Shopping With Mum’ tape from 1989. Click the cover to download.

 

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And here is the ‘Blind Spasm’ tape from 1990. Click the cover to download.

 

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Here we have the Snort EP from 1993. Click the cover to download.

 

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Selfless – Demo

This is a demo recorded around 1999 by Perth (although possibly Rockingham) band ‘Selfless’.

My memory of them is sketchy but they played in the punk rock scene along such bands as Ballpoint, Boredumb, No Wonder, Billings Method, Kerb etc.

Heres a photo.

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And HERE is their demo CD, enjoy.

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