Head Like A Hole

aka HLAH


“One reason we’ve got to this level is that we’re not afraid to go ape shit live; we don’t have inhibitions. With HLAH it’s this full-on energy thing live.” (Nigel Regan, 1995)

Wellington’s Head Like a Hole (HLAH) were always a killer proposition in the live realm. Even on their first national jaunt, they threatened to usurp headliners Shihad on their Devolve release tour in mid-1991. Possessing a surfeit of unrestrained energy, dubious humour, an instinct for outrage, and an enviable chemistry, here was an act to behold. Although few in their audiences ever got the chance to truly witness Head Like a Hole, as they were generally whipped into a moshing frenzy which rendered all comprehension void.

Hidee Beast and Gerald Dwyer, Big Day Out 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Rave magazine, Brisbane, Australia, April 1993
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Trailer for HLAH documentary Swagger of Thieves, directed by Julian Boshier (2017)
Lisa Van Der Aarde interviews Booga and Tall Beast from Head Like A Hole, 9 June 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham, DOP Mike Monten, editor Gregor Boyd, art by Johnnie Pain.
New Truth, August 1992
Head Like A Hole at Super Liquor Man, Palmerston North, February 28, 1992
Photo credit: Photo by Dionne Ward
On The Street, Sydney, April 1993
Juicy Lucy
Head Like A Hole at Guru's, 18 July, 1992. The stage caved in!
Head Like A Hole, 1999. Clockwise from left: Nigel Regan, Michael Franklin-Browne, Andrew Durno, Tom Watson and Nigel Beazley.
I'm On Fire
Head Like A Hole, April 1994
Glory Glory
Fish Across Face
Beatnik (V2)
Cornbag
Faster Hooves
Promo shot, 1992. L to R: Tallbeast, Hidee Beast, Datehole, Booga
Tom Watson and Nigel Regan, 95bFM Private Function, Nov 1997 at Old City Market
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Head Like A Hole, backstage, Auckland Uni Cafe.
NZ Truth, May 1993
Head Like A Hole live 1995, with manager Gerald Dwyer in the background
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Head Like A Hole filming the I'm On Fire video
Clockwise from left: Datehole, Booga, Hidee Beast, and front centre is Shihad's Jon Toogood standing in for an absent Tallbeast.
Head Like A Hole
Making of I'm On FIre (Long edit)
Head Like A Hole 1998
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Beatnik (V1)
Spanish Goat Dancer
Wet Rubber
February 1992 poster for Wellington and Palmerston North
Hootenanny
Head Like A Hole - A Crying Shame (1997)
The I'm On Fire video shoot
Max TV Ad
NZ Truth, 1993
Monsta X
The Mark Roach designed cover for Head Like A Hole's Blood On The Honky Tonk Floor, 2000
HLAH IV Ad
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Wildside


Noise International


Head Like A Hole

Members:

Nigel Beazley - vocals

Nigel Regan - guitar

Andrew Durno - bass

Mark Hamill - drums

Tom Watson - guitar, trumpet

Andrew Ashton - guitar

Michael Franklin-Browne - drums

Simon Nicholls - bass

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