Bruce Russell Profile

Andrew Schmidt
11 May 2015

It’s late March 1987 in Dunedin’s co-operative arts venue Chippendale House, where a rough circle of the city’s indie musicians has gathered in the middle of the vast open warehouse hall.

The Bats’ Robert Scott, Kathy Bull, Kath Webster and Lesley Paris of Look Blue Go Purple and Nick Wilkinson of The Alpaca Brothers I know by sight, having seen their groups play. But I can’t put a name to the guy seated out to my right with a beret slouched over his head and sideburns falling to his chin, although he is clearly well known here. I’ll learn soon enough that he’s Bruce Russell and he has a new group called The Dead C. Still, I can’t shake the feeling I’ve seen him somewhere before.

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City as Memory, Bruce Russell with audience Q&A
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Bruce Russell attacks the guitar, Arc Café 2005
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Bruce Russell on his current projects, 2008
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The 1980 University Challenge – the winning Otago team. Holloway played bass in the first-wave Dunedin punk band London SS with Myles White. The Toy Love album was released the week the series was filmed in Dunedin.
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Gate with Robbie Yeats & Bruce Russell
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Bruce Russell in Sydney at the What is Music? Festival 2005
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Bruce Russell Interview on Egg TV
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Bruce Russell and Alastair Galbraith at Taieri Mouth, 1999
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Bruce Russell's 1986 London Transport card
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Xpressway people. L to R: Bruce Russell, Peter Jefferies, Peter Gutteridge, and Alastair Galbraith outside Peter's house, Opoho, early 1989
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Bruce Russell - Doctors Blues for Philip Samartzis
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Bruce Russell and Richard Ram (Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos), London 1986
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Bruce Russell at the Wunderbar, Lyttelton 1997
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Bruce Russell manipulates the input jack, University of Canterbury, 2007
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Bruce Russell's 2012 Flying Nun compilation Time To Go: The Southern Psychedelic Moment, 1981-1986 was hailed as a landmark collection of early 1980s independent music from the South Island.
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Bruce Russell at the Physics Room 2005
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Bruce Russell in Paris at Studio Palix 2002
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Bruce Russell and Peter Jefferies at Fish Street Studios
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Bruce Russell at 2013 FESTA: Canterbury Tales
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Peter Jefferies on Bruce Russell and Xpressway (Ross Cunningham interview, 2016)
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Alastair Galbraith and Bruce Russell, Upper Stuart St, Dunedin, 1984, outside the flat where The Verlaines' Death And The Maiden video was shot a year earlier.
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Labels:

Xpressway


Flying Nun


Ba Da Bing


Siltbreeze


Next Best Way


Cmr


Freeway Sound


Twisted Village


Azul Discográfica


Imminent Frequencies


Alone At Last


Celebrate Psi Phenomenon


Crank Automotive


Grapefruit


The Spring Press

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