Jason Sad Profile

aka Trevor Smith
Gavin Burgess
27 Mar 2019

“Are you man enough for Jason Sad – then go all the way” was the slogan on the poster that came with Jason Sad’s 1982 EP release, Lilac Dan & the Underworld versus the Golden Desperadoes of Apathea – in which he also appointed himself leader of “The Jason Sad Rock Commandos”.

This barely veiled threat of power and dominance, along with more than a hint of gay innuendo, was one that summed Jason Sad up completely. He was a larger than life character: forceful, persuasive, demanding, a believer of his own rhetoric, and a complete devotee to his own personal interpretation of the rock and roll dream. As a creative mind he was an enviable talent. As a developer of ideas he was exceptional, and as a persuader he was totally convincing.

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Jason Sad and Vinnie, Two Rivers.
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Jason Sad
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Jason Sad - 2007 demo recordings
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Jason Sad in The Tears.
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Jason Sad - inner.
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Jason Sad poster.
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Celebration Of River City Guitars poster
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Lilac Dan & the Underworld versus the Golden Desperadoes of Apathea
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Jason Sad - rear cover.
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Jason Sad
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Jason Sad fronting Two Rivers.
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Jason Sad promotional sticker.
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Jason Sad in The Tears.
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Vinnie and Jason Sad at home.
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Jason Sad with Matt Mills (trumpet) – Friends Of The Ahu fundraising concert


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Jason Sad in an acoustic performance at the Whanganui Celebration of River City Guitars.
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Jason Sad
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Jason Sad - front.
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Jason Sad postcard.
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Jason Sad.
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Sign up to Jason Sad.
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Mark Brimblecombe and Jason Sad photographed for the Whanganui Celebration of River City Guitars.
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