Goblin Mix Profile

Russell Brown
16 May 2013

Goblin Mix emerged from the same group of friends and the same Birkenhead practice room as The Exploding Budgies.

When the Budgies disbanded in 1985, their guitarist David Mitchell joined Phil Moore (guitar, vocals), Alf Danielson (bass) and Andrew Moon (drums) in an expanded (and hence considerably more noisy) Goblin Mix.

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The Auckland launch for Chris Knox's Jesus On A Stick comic - Tall Dwarfs, Headless Chickens and Goblin Mix, June 19, 1986
Photo credit: Graeme Hill collection
The Travelling Grave (Live as part of the Flying Nun 10th Anniversary show, Powerstation, Auckland, 10 September, 1991) - Bob Sutton Collection
Fruit Of The Womb (Live as part of the Flying Nun 10th Anniversary show, Powerstation, Auckland, 10 September, 1991) - Bob Sutton Collection
The Winter Song (Live as part of the Flying Nun 10th Anniversary show, Powerstation, Auckland, 10 September, 1991) - Bob Sutton Collection
Trivia:

Mitchell's surreal, intricate artwork for the band's posters and sleeves was inspired by his teenage obsession with the work of the occultist Aleister Crowley. Mitchell's second-hand copies of occult books by Crowley and others were stamped with the name of so-called Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr, the first modern celebrity chef.

David Mitchell became a central member of The 3Ds and The Ghost Club and is a talented artist/cartoonist residing in London.

Andrew Moon re-emerged in Celine and RST, a solo free noise project in the 1990s.

Labels:

Flying Nun

Members:

Phil Moore - guitar, vocals

Andrew Moon - drums

Alf Danielson - bass

David Mitchell - vocals, guitar