|Label:||Flying Nun (1982)|
Record: NM (M-)
|Genre:||Indie Rock , Punk , Rock U|
Very smart clean vinyl with a good cover and lyric sheet.
In the tradition of many great bands they formed while attending high school, debuting at the school’s talent contest in 1979 they went on to play a show supporting Toy Love. Featuring Carter as the vocalist the band included the likes of Wayne Elsey (The Stones, DoubleHappys), Terry Moore (The Chills) as well Fraser Batts, Jonathan Moore and Jeff Harford, the band broke up in 1981 before ‘Who Killed Colonel Mustard’ was released. However, they left behind 4 catchy tracks, packed with teenaged angst manifested in early punk stylings
Shayne P Carter (born in Dunedin, New Zealand) is a musician best known for leading Straitjacket Fits from 1986-1994, and as the only permanent member of Dimmer (1995-2012). He currently operates under his own name.
Accolades Carter has earned during his career include membership of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award (both earned with Straitjacket Fits at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards), and New Zealand Music Awards for Best Group and Best Rock Album (Dimmer, 2004).