With influences ranging from PIL to The Fall, to white funk bass and Velvety spider leads, the young twin bass quintet produced two intriguing yet patchy EPs for Flying Nun in 1981 (This Is The Level Crossing) and 1983 (Grow Up) and a posthumous tape (R.I.P.) for Failsafe Records in 1986.
Band members were Lindsay Davis (guitar) and Hugh Fitzgerald (bass), who both left after the first EP, and Stephen McIntyre (guitar, bass), Mark Rastrick (vocals), Scott Wilkinson (drums), Matthew Campbell (bass), and Lyndon Fraser (guitar). They rarely played outside of Christchurch.
Stephen McIntyre - bass, guitar
Lindsay Davis - guitar
Hugh Fitzgerald - bass
Mark Rastrick - vocals
Scott Wilkinson - drums
Matthew Campbell - bass
Lyndon Fraser - guitar
The group was flush with artists prompting complex multi-colour covers, the first EPs in 3D, and three issues of the cartoon based Ballon D’Comic.
Lyndon Fraser is a published, historian at University of Canterbury.
Stephen McIntyre died suddenly in 2012.