Goodshirt


Goodshirt were one of the more surprising acts to achieve breakthrough success at the turn of the new millennium, when local rock made a heavy impression on the local charts.

Goodshirt's sound had an anarchic strain, driven by fuzzed-out guitar lines, upfront synth melodies and warped atmospheric samples. They released two hit albums before falling silent for half a decade and then made a low-key return in 2010.

Rodney Fisher
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Rodney Fisher
Photo credit: Gareth Shute Collection
Gareth Thomas
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Goodshirt
Photo credit: Gareth Shute Collection
Blowing Dirt (2000)
Rodney Fisher in a helmet for some reason
Photo credit: Gareth Shute Collection
Making Music (2005) with Rodney Fisher and Gareth Thomas
Gareth Thomas
Photo credit: Gareth Shute Collection
Monotone (2002)
Rodney Fisher
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Goodshirt
Murray Fisher, Rodney Fisher, Gareth Thomas
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Buck It Up (2004), filmed at Mt Albert Grammar
Members:

Rodney Fisher - guitar, vocals

Gareth Thomas - keyboards

Murray Fisher - bass

Mike Beehre - drums

Labels:

Hark Music


EMI


Cement

Trivia:

Goodshirt’s first attempt at making a low budget music video for ‘Green’ was a collaboration with art-house director, Florian Habicht (who directed Kaikohe Demolition and Love Story). It showed the band buried in the sand, while schoolgirls stood behind them, spinning hula-hoops.

While in London, Rodney Fisher toured throughout the UK as a member of Lawrence Arabia.

Goodshirt’s original manager, Grant Hislop, went on to work at Juice TV and eventually bought street-press magazine, Groove Guide, when it was on the brink of going out of business. In 2013 he bought Rip It Up magazine, and ran it for its last two years.

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