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Hard News: Friday Music: I'm Over The Edge

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  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Pete,

    Unrestful Movements (in the Vegetable Patch)

    Wellington punk band early 80’s
    Single “Anti-Trend” got some play

    Plus 2 EPs now on one CD through Jayrem
    I remember Grenville, who was in UM, from back in 80s Wellington, I think he went on to found DNA design...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    While I remember – something for your diaries for next friday (Aug 16) if you are in Chchch.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Ta: that’s it: Grenville. Tried to be boot boys but they weren’t really mean enough to compete with the Wainui boot boys. Music was noisy; I preferred the Gordons, who once played an epic weeknight at Thistle Hall when it was just an empty old Kiwi hall: hardly any people there and a wall of sound that pinned me to the spot. Best Gordons gig I ever went to. Must have been winter 1981.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    Thistle Hall

    Do ya remember the great wholefood cafe that was below Thistle Hall, Phil Bowering from Low profile – of Elephunk in my soup fame – used to manage it, IIRC…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ...and while it is still Sunday morning I'll post this link to the song of the same name by the Velvet Underground , that I found on the diverting Presence Zine site.
    they all look so young...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alan Perrott,

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    my strongest Skeptics memory was the first time I saw them; at the Windsor with Unrestful Movements

    Glad to know the ads worked...
    (by Chris Knox, quickly)
    ;- )
    the twink is falling off the originals
    and the wax is still repositionable...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    the Velvet Underground

    Very Welly.

    Do ya remember the great wholefood cafe that was below Thistle Hall

    Amrita?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Hebe,

    capital, my dear...

    Very Welly.

    also Welling up from the past
    nice to hear Mutants (as a result of nuclear fallout) from the days of the USS Truxtun visit...

    Amrita?

    Tentatively, yes... part of the Lotus Yoga Centre , which was upstairs, maybe... and you can still get the cookbook!
    - but they've moved things round quite a bit up there since then
    and I think there is a road thru some of it...
    I think that building might now be the Powder Room
    - I wonder if that old shabby Haberdashery (JH Moron & Son? or summat, looked like someone had walked out in 1950 and never went back) is still there?
    Thistle Hall apparently still thrives though.
    (another 'heirloom' institution saved by citizen action - like the Arts Centre here was ...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Retro fun
    Here's a great local Vintage style lovers magazine Glory Days.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    ha, well done that man - clearly one hell of a collection you've got.

    as far as Unrestful Movements were concerned, the singer was a bloody giant in megaheeled boots - only served to make their scrawny, if loose of limb, drummer look even more emaciated. good night if a little heavy on anti-flying nun banter. we kind of got after the first six or seven put downs.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    as far as Unrestful Movements were concerned, the singer was a bloody giant in megaheeled boots – only served to make their scrawny, if loose of limb, drummer look even more emaciated. good night if a little heavy on anti-flying nun banter. we kind of got after the first six or seven put downs.

    They were serious folk.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22839 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    Yeah saw them at a gig in Newtown Hall - 8 bands for 8 bucks
    Cops surrounded the place halfway through the night
    One skinhead lurched past me with a bruise on his face that had swelled up just like on the cartoon shows

    Man the 80's were shit for violence - not many places to go and lots of aggro compared to today - kids these days can drink til all hours and the worst thing is the hangover and an empty wallet. Back then you'd get smacked over for looking a bit different - these days I go out and there's people in goddam furry suits.
    Bless.


    Fuck the good old days - the only thing I miss from back then is that the bush was chocka with deer

    Since Apr 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Russell Brown,

    They were serious folk

    It was a serious business being unfashionably cool. Hard work. A feared Wainui bootboy appointed himself my protector after I chucked pots of chocolate mousse at him one night. It touched his stony little heart, and for years afterward if I found myself in a dodgy situation, he would pop out of the shadows and threaten the offensive party. Angels come in strange guises.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

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