Push Push Profile

Gavin Bertram
23 May 2013

From the moment the hyper, hairy, hallucinogenic video for Push Push’s ‘Trippin’’ first appeared on New Zealand television, the single was bound for glory.

The noisy Auckland rock act’s debut single spent six weeks at the top of the NZ Singles Chart through April and May 1991, at a time when local music struggled to be noticed.

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Silver's sales pitch for Levis
A very young Mikey Havoc
Push Push
Trippin' (Hey Hey It's Saturday, Australia 15 June 1991)
Push Push on the cover of RTR Countdown, April 1992
What My Baby Likes
Trippin'
Push Push 1991 setlist
Photo credit: Gavin Bertram Collection
Mikey grabs a moment's rest
Song 27
In Airforce Studios, Push Push during the recording of their album A Trillion Shades of Happy, a record that hit No.3 in March 1992 and stayed in the NZ charts for four months
Push Push 1992 setlist
Photo credit: Gavin Bertram Collection
Push Push in 1992. From Left to Right: Scott Cortese, Silver, Steve Abplanalp, Andy Kane, Mikey Havoc.
Silver, Mikey Havoc, Andy Kane, Steve Abplanalp, Scott Cortese
Push Push go to No.1 - with band comments on the chart
Photo credit: Gavin Bertram Collection
Push Push 1993 tour poster
Labels:

Tall Poppy

Trivia:

Mikey Havoc was the 95bFM superstar breakfast host from 1996 to 2002 and from 2006 to 2010. He can now be found on Radio Hauraki.

Mikey Havoc was co-owner of Auckland nightclub Squid in O'Connell Street during the mid-1990s.

Members:

Mikey Havoc - vocals

Shayne Silver - rhythm guitar

Andy Kane - lead guitar, vocals

Steve Abplanalp - bass

Scott Cortese - drums

Ken Green - drums