The Furys Profile

John Dix
14 Aug 2016

The Furys were regarded as one of the wildest bands of their era, largely due to the stage presence of their leader, the flamboyant singer-guitarist Dave McLean. Despite being a favourite of critics and fellow-musicians, the big time eluded them and they had just two commercial releases. But to their loyal fans The Furys were the epitome of New Zealand pub rock.

Dave McLean tended to dominate every room he strutted across. Rugged, loud and brash, opinionated and often cynical, these were attributes he took onstage, creating quite a spectacle, cigarette in hand and a drink close by.

Show more +
ImageableImage
The Furys at Auckland's King's Arms, 2004
ImageableImage
ImageableImage
The Furys and Techtones at a school cafe, 1981
ImageableImage
The Furys at Auckland's Rumba Bar, 1980
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1980: Steve Butler, Simon Elton, Dave McLean and Mike Cooney
ImageableImage
The Furys at Auckland's Rumba Bar, 1980
ImageableImage
Toy Love and The Furys at Auckland's Liberty Stage
Photo credit: Design by Alec Bathgate
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1988: Martin Williams, Dave Curtis, Dave McLean, Simon Elton and Steve Hubbard
ImageableImage
Rob Galley and Dave McLean with The Furys, Radio Hauraki Greenpeace II Concert, Mainstreet, Auckland, December 1981
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1979: Paul Andrews, Joe Gill, Dave McLean, Mike Cooney and John Gray
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1981: Robbie Peters, Rob Galley, Simon Elton and Dave McLean
ImageableImage
Dave McLean's solo EP I Need A Heart (1999)
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
The Furys - Auckland Fun (live at 2009 30th anniversary reunion)
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
The Furys - I Gotta Gun
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1980: Steve Butler, Simon Elton, Dave McLean and Mike Cooney
ImageableImage
ImageableImage
Dave McLean, 1985
ImageableImage
Simon Elton, 1985
ImageableImage
The 1986 4x5 cassette EP
ImageableImage
The Furys 1981 Radio With Pictures tour
ImageableImage
A generic Furys poster
ImageableImage
The Furys, 2006: Rob Galley, Simon Elton, Robbie Peters and Dave McLean
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1981
ImageableImage
The Furys' 1981 EP on their manager Brian Jones, and Charley Gray's Muchmore label
ImageableImage
The Clean and The Furys at Auckland's Windsor Castle, September 1979
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1994 reunion shows
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1994: Rob Galley, Simon Elton and Dave McLean
ImageableImage
The Furys, 1994: Rob Galley, Scott Rogers, Dave McLean and Simon Elton
ImageableImage
Techtones, Furys and Androidss at Auckland's Mainstreet, 1981
ImageableImage
ImageableImage
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
The Furys - Auckland Fun
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
3 col el, class=CollaborationPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Members:

Dave McLean - vocals, guitar

Mike Cooney - guitar

Paul Andrews - vocals

Joe Gill - bass

John Gray - drums

Simon Elton - bass, vocals

Rob Galley - guitar

Steve Butler - drums

Robbie Peters - drums

Steve Hubbard - guitar

Dave Curtis - keyboards

Johnny Scott - drums

3 col el, class=LabelPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Labels:

Muchmore Records


Tipping Point Records

3 col el, class=RelatedPage::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy