Goodshirt Profile

Gareth Shute
7 Sep 2013

Goodshirt were one of the more surprising acts to achieve breakthrough success at the turn of the new millennium, when local rock made a heavy impression on the local charts.

Goodshirt's sound had an anarchic strain, driven by fuzzed-out guitar lines, upfront synth melodies and warped atmospheric samples. They released two hit albums before falling silent for half a decade and then made a low-key return in 2010.

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Murray Fisher, Rodney Fisher, Gareth Thomas
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Buck It Up (2004), filmed at Mt Albert Grammar
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Making Music (2005) with Rodney Fisher and Gareth Thomas
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Gareth Thomas
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Goodshirt
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Monotone (2002)
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Gareth Thomas
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Blowing Dirt (2000)
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Rodney Fisher
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Rodney Fisher
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Rodney Fisher in a helmet for some reason
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Rodney Fisher
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Members:

Rodney Fisher - guitar, vocals

Gareth Thomas - keyboards

Murray Fisher - bass

Mike Beehre - drums

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Labels:

Hark Music


EMI


Cement

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Trivia:

Goodshirt’s first attempt at making a low budget music video for ‘Green’ was a collaboration with art-house director, Florian Habicht (who directed Kaikohe Demolition and Love Story). It showed the band buried in the sand, while schoolgirls stood behind them, spinning hula-hoops.

While in London, Rodney Fisher toured throughout the UK as a member of Lawrence Arabia.

Goodshirt’s original manager, Grant Hislop, went on to work at Juice TV and eventually bought street-press magazine, Groove Guide, when it was on the brink of going out of business. In 2013 he also purchased RipItUp magazine.