WET TAXIS From the archives lp 1984 Hot rcds 320 kbps
But mono never dies° / Last time around¤ / Unchain my heart* / I'm gonna burn° / You burn me up and down* / I wanna come back¤ / Rich with nothing*+ / Nun's strike° / It's gonna rain+ / Hypnotized+ / In the past* / Vomit° / Bucktooth gobbler* / Love¤.
°Produced by T. Ellard & Wet Taxis , ¤by T. Ellard & D. Connor, *by D. Connor & K. Steedman, +by T. Ellard.
WET TAXIS : S. Knuckley : lead guitar/ P. Ikinger : rhythm guitar / N. Fisher : drums, scrotum / T. Knuckley (bass, vocals), L. Tillett : vocals, piano .
L. Tillett's first band, the Wet Taxis, commenced life as an experimental outfit in the manner of fellow Sydneysiders Severed Heads and Scattered Order before taking on a tougher 1960s-influenced direction. Their classic debut single on the Hot label, ‘C’mon’ (1984), boasted an authentic garage/R&B sound heavily influenced by such American garage/punk bands as the Moving Sidewalks, We the People and the Chocolate Watchband plus legendary Australian group the Atlantics (who originally issued the song as ‘Come On’ in 1967). Alongside the likes of Died Pretty, the Celibate Rifles, the Lime Spiders, the New Christs, the Hoodoo Gurus and the Eastern Dark, the Wet Taxis came to epitomise the Australian garage rock sound and aesthetic of the 1980s. The band’s only album was the appropriately named "From the Archives".
Cd covers by Max !