The Dead C Stories

The Dead C - Why use two chords when one will do? - part 1


Famously unsung in their home country, a painter, a philosopher, and a pop drummer faced their royally Rogered late-eighties reality, turned post-punk on its ear, and The Dead C with their new noise credo became one of New Zealand’s most significant and enduring musical exports.

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The Dead C - Why use two chords when one will do? - part 2


The label for the 1991 single 'Hell is Now Love'

Now facing the end of the eighties, Michael Morley had no paid work – though still playing, painting and printing – and moved to Auckland for a job as photo archivist at the NZ Herald. The brief interruption precipitated the development of a new series of projects under the Gate tag, recording and performing solo or leading collaborative groups.

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