a lead from the DIY ethos of the time, and rejecting any aspirations to musical
virtuosity, Swami Binton coined the term "pathetic
rock" to describe a particular brand of chaotic suburban post
Charlie Thomas (harmonica)
and Mark Davies (keyboard) were the vocalists for the most stable line-up
of the band. Paul Davies, (guitar), Stuart Nicholls (Drums), Mark
Thomas (Percussion) and Bob Pulik (Bass) formed the core of the group.
Other members included Dan Casson (Sax), Christine Robinson (Bass),
Lindsay Radcliffe (Accordion), Anne Whittaker (Synth).
To my knowledge, the only people to continue with music were Paul Davies (to the later, funked up 'Pel Mel') and Charlie Thomas (whose harmonica drove fans wild in 'Famous').
update from Charlie: ""Paul Davies, myself, Dave Weston, Jude McGee,
Mark Phillip and Dermot had a band in the 90's called 'Weep' with a residency
at the Cricketers Arms in Surry Hills. It was 50% covers (Bassey, Bunnymen,
Lucinda, Neil Young, Beefheart) and 50% Paul Davies originals and was highlighted
by guest performances from the two greatest singers in Sydney of that era Linda
Jannsen ('Wicked Beats') and Charlie McLean ('50 Million Beers').
We were actually quite good on occassion. Dermot, Jude and Mark put together a
band called 'Canada' that I saw once but was too pissed to remember. They
died after only a couple of gigs. Paul Davies and his brother Mark have a band
called 'Soul Feather' that play intermittently in Newcastle."
Photograph and Biography courtesy of Phil
Go to his site for all you ever wanted to know about
the Sydney punk / alternative scene.