NURSERY CRIMES Fun Hurts! cd 1992 Survival Records 320 kbps
Who's Sorry Now? / Build It Up / Yardstick For Lunatics / I Can Feel You / Marked By Time / Sad / Eleanor Rigby / Godfrey Carson / Next Time /Around / Pary Girl / Singing Songs.
Produced by Nursery Crimes & K. Dahlstrom.
Nursery Crimes : P. Rose: vocals / D. Dixon: guitars & vocals / R. Hopkinson: drums & percussion / J. Masson: guitar & piano / D. Thomas: bass & vocals.
"Hardcore punk in Melbourne 1989 was a gigantic explosion of bands and culture, and yet music promoters, mainstream radio and labels had no intention of accepting the style; thousands of Mohawk sprouting, torn denim wearing kids lived outside of society. There was no mainstream crossover, no TV or commercial radio exposure. It is incredible that such an enormous crowd pulling music scene was divorced from the mainstream, given that today there are even Pepsi and Nike commercials with punk-ish sounds blasting out. ‘Punk’ (whatever that word means today) has TV and radio saturation, charts well and makes millionaires out of many acts that would have no trouble calling themselves ‘punk’ or ‘hardcore’. Nursery Crimes sprang from the ashes of Slush Puppies and added melody to the heaviness, the metal chunk and the incredible speed of the music. D. Dixon, a skater and guitar thrasher from the 'burbs, joined P.Rose and they quickly recruited R. Hopkinson into the band, a man who had pounded the skins in both Vicious Circle and punk-metal outfit Cremator. R. Hopkinson was a famed and respected drummer and his reputation, along with that of the Slush Puppies and the general emergence of pop punk made sure that Nursery Crimes were noticed immediately in late 1989. C. Knight, a guitarist from Vicious Circle, joined soon after and added a buzzsaw New York Dolls guitar wall that complimented Dixon’s thrash style that owed more to the Dead Kennedy’s and even The Ramones. P. Chong was hastily brought in on bass and the band scored an unbelievable first gig with grungey U.S band of the moment Dinosaur Jr. Au-go-go signed the band and their first single "All Torn Up Inside/What Do You Know (Anyway)" was released, hitting number one on the ‘independent’ charts in Sydney and Melbourne. In 1990, H. Rollins chose the Crimes as the main support for his oz tour, and gigs with Faith No More, L7, Fugazi and their heroes All ran the band ragged throughout the year, coinciding with the band’s first LP and international release "No Time For That Crime". By the end of 1990, Nursery Crimes had headlined several times in all capital cities and had played the very first all-age shows in Croydon and at the Corner hotel in Richmond. This is when the All-Age scene began, and Nursery Crimes, alongside The Hard Ons, Cosmic Psychos, The Meanies and a handful of other bands were at the forefront of this incredible new way for under age kids to see live bands, which is today established in festivals. In 1991, D. Thomas replaced P. Chong on bass and added souped up twanging funk sound to the mix and J. Masson replaced Caine, with the interplay between the newbie’s metal chunk and Dixon’s loose thrash even more pronounced. Their sound had evolved into a more skilled and versatile one. Despite a difference in the live sound and the comparatively tame noises on "Fun Hurts", it sold thousands of copies in Europe through the bands new deal with Survival and it hit number one on the indie charts in Australia. Nursery Crimes rarely spent a moment in one place during both 1992 and 1993, touring the country in their rusty tip top bread van and landing supports with internationals Fishbone, Hoodoo Gurus, L7, Mudhoney and Fugazi. R. Hopkinson departed the band in early 1993, as did J. Masson, and their shoes were suitably filled by J. MCinnes on guitar and C. Latham on drums. In an effort to get a sound on CD representative of their live chaos the band enlisted L. Gravina to record and produce their third and final LP "Something’s Wrong With Our Heroes", released through MDS, and promoted via a gruelling 40 day Australian tour with The Fireballs. After the forty gig grind of the Fireballs tour, Nursery Crimes immediately went back on the road supporting Hoodoo Gurus on an Australia wide jaunt. It had now been four years of constant touring, and disputes with former label Survival, the exhaustive schedule and a feeling of displacement set in. In late 1993 they decided to disband and went out with a hastily organised farewell show at the Prince Of Wales.
Nursery Crimes were reformed for a couple of exclusive shows in October 2006. Currently there are no shows on the horizon, but in 2010 there may be a whole stack announced as this is their 20th year anniversary." Source