Sometimes they played in their underwear and in 1985 they released the raucous folk-blues ‘Wheatfields’ as a one-off single, flipped with a live take on Elvis Presley’s ‘Trouble’ on Flying Nun Records.
Pay It All Back, a 13-song tape, was released in 1985 on Scott’s Every Secret Thing tape imprint, followed in 1986 by songs on three subsequent EST compilation tapes. An EP (‘Emily’, ‘Ivan’, ‘Heads Abound’, ‘In Your Talk’) was recorded with Ivan Purvis at Chippendale House in Dunedin in November 1985 but remains unreleased in that form.
Hometown shows in Dunedin’s Chippendale House in August 1985 were followed by a trip north to Christchurch’s DB Gladstone in October 1985.
John Collie - drums
Jeff Harford - drums
Chris Healey - drums
Michael Morley - guitar, vocals
Robert Scott - bass, vocals
Richard Emerson who took the photo on this page later went on to found the famous Dunedin brewers Emerson's