Shihad Profile

aka Pacifier
Nick Bollinger
12 May 2013

Shihad began as a bunch of high school kids in love with American speed metal and became New Zealand’s most celebrated hard rock band.

Their long career has not been without crises. Early triumphs were overshadowed by the drug-related death of their manager and mentor Gerald Dwyer, while their name – adapted from the Islamic word "jihad" – almost spelt the group’s demise when the War On Terror broke out, just as the group were poised for a major launch in the USA. Yet they have prevailed – and all without a single membership change in 22 years.

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Jon Toogood
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
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Shihad - One Will Hear The Other (2008)
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You Again
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1993
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12XU (Wire cover)
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Beautiful Machine
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Cold Heart (Homegrown 2010)
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1999
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Bevan Sweeney and Jon Toogood - Stations video shoot 1994
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
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My Mind's Sedate
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Station
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Deb's Night Out
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Interview with Jon Toogood, Tom Larkin and Karl Kippenberger from Shihad, 21 July 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham, art by Johnnie Pain. Wildside.
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Ticket, flyer and orginal setlist from 20th March, 1999. Evelyn Hotel, Fiztroy, Victoria
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
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Dark Times
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Shihad on the cover New Zealand Musician, June /July 2014
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Derail
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2010 interview with RipItUp
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Shihad, 2000
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All The Young Fascists
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Jon Toogood, Cathedral Square Christchurch, World Aids Day Concert Nov 28 1997
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FVEY, Shihad's 7th album, produced at York Street Studios by Jaz Coleman and released in August 2014
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Shihad at The Powerstation
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Wellington Town Hall, General Electric Tour 1999
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Wellington Town Hall, General Electric Tour 1999
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The General Electric (Alternative Video)
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Gerald Dwyer and Shihad's Jon Toogood at the 1995 Big Day Out
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1990 - Jon Toogood, Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Hamish Laing
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Malcolm Welsford, Jaz Coleman, Phil Knight - Churn sessions at York St studio
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Germany, 1994
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Karl Kippenberger - Churn tour, Powerstation
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Shooting Interconnector video in Auckland 1998
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Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Karl Kippenberger, Jon Toogood
Photo credit: Photo by Martin Romeis
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Beautiful Machine documentary (trailer)
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Beautiful Machine (Red Bull Studios 2008)
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Jon Toogood for Hot Metal magazine 1996
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Home Again
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Shooting My Mind's Sedate video in Wellington with director Reuben Sutherland 1999
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Lead Or Follow
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Becky Nunes shoots Shihad
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Jaz Coleman, Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Malcolm Welsford - York St studio
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Interconnector
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Tom Larkin
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
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Homegrown Profile: Shihad
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Yr Head Is A Rock
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1995 fax from Shihad manager Gerald Dwyer in Berlin to Wildside Records boss Murray Cammick
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Sleepeater
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Tom Larkin and Jon Toogood - recording demos in Wellington
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Jon Toogood 2011
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Pacifier
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Shooting Interconnector video in Auckland 1998
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Think You're So Free (2014)
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Very early Shihad
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Shihad with Gerald Dwyer (in front)
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Big Day Out 1995
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Phil Knight - Churn tour, Powerstation
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Gimme Gimme
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Otis Frizzell and Bevan Sweeney - Stations video shoot 1994
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Jaz Coleman, Karl Kippenberger, Malcolm Welsford - Churn sessions at York St studio
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It and N.I.B/Born To Be Wild (live 1989)
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NZ Musician October/November 1990
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Shihad - 1996 New Year's Eve party, Dux de Lux, Christchurch Arts Centre
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Tom Larkin
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La La Land
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Shihad was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2010. The Hall of Fame is an initiative of Recorded Music NZ and the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), whose support of AudioCulture enables the site to stream music content. 
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Members:

Jon Toogood - vocals

Tom Larkin - drums

Karl Kippenberger - bass

Phil Knight - guitar

Hamish Laing - bass

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