Age Of Dog Profile

Victor Billot
9 Feb 2016

To paraphrase British author LP Hartley: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

It was a strange time. New Zealand was in flux. Me and my friends were drifting around between studying and the dole. Unemployment had peaked around 10%, student loans had just been introduced, Ruth Richardson was Minister of Finance, and there was a shell shocked mood in the country. Email and the internet were just over the horizon. Nirvana was popular, and Princess Diana was still alive.

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Piers Graham, 1993
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Age Of Dog poster, 1992
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Age Of Dog, 1993
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Age Of Dog, 1994: Dale Cotton, Tane Griffin and Victor Billot
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Age Of Dog on the ferry north, 1994
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A 1993 Age Of Dog poster
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Age Of Dog, 1993
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Tane Griffin and Victor Billot on tour
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Victor Billot with an Age Of Dog poster at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 2013. The distinctive artwork is by Peter Adamson of Dunedin music group The Webbsters.
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Notes for the 1993 Age Of Dog tour. An interview with Lisa Van Der Aarde at 95bFM for Freak The Sheep is mentioned.
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Age Of Dog play Natasha Griffiths' 21st birthday party
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Age Of Dog at Dunedin Railway Station, 1994
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Tane Griffin in Kaikoura, May 1994
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Age Of Dog at Sammy's, Dunedin, 1993
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The 1993 Age Of Dog tour budget
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Age Of Dog in Auckland, 1994
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Age Of Dog at Sammy's, Dunedin, 1993
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Age Of Dog, 1993: Piers Graham, Victor Billot and Tane Griffin
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Tane Griffin, 1993
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The 1994 tour plan notes
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An incomplete Age Of Dog's live shows list
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Victor Billot, 1993
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Age Of Dog - Between 2 Poles, live at Crown Hotel, Dunedin, 20 June 1992
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Dale Cotton in Auckland, 1994
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Age Of Dog, Wellington, May 1994
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Age Of Dog at their Vogel Street, Dunedin, practice rooms, 1993
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The Age Of Dog mastertape from early recordings at Fish Street Studios, Dunedin, 1992
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The 1994 Age Of Dog New Zealand tour flyer
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Members:

Victor Billot - vocals, guitar

Tane Griffin - vocals, guitar

Piers Graham - drums

Dale Cotton - drums

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Trivia:

Piers Graham later played drums in pub rock legends Deja Voodoo.

Dale Cotton later engineered and produced a large number of music groups including HDU, Dimmer, The Subliminals, Cloudboy, Sola Rosa, Mestar and many others.

Soundman and engineer James Woods now plays bass in Beast Wars.

Tane’s first band, the Tin Soldiers, was a high school Rockquest winner in 1991.

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