Able Tasmans / Raucous Laughter - Buffalos album
Able Tasmans were an indie pop band from Auckland, New Zealand, initially formed as a duo in 1983. They released four albums and two EPs on Flying Nun Records before splitting up in 1996. The band formed in 1983, named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. The initial lineup was Graeme Humphreys (vocals/keyboards) and Craig Baxter (drums).
Profile: Whangarei formed but Auckland-based indie rock group founded in 1984 and disbanded in 1996. They recorded for Flying Nun Records. A Cuppa Tea And A Lie Down (Album, Comp). Flying Nun Records, Flying Nun Records. Able Tasmans, Raucous Laughter - Buffalos (7", Single). The Shape Of Dolls (CD, EP).
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Humphreys had always professed admiration for Keen's little-known previous band Raucous Laughter and one of that group's recordings, 'Relapse', was released as the B-side to the Tasmans' 1986 7-inch single 'Buffalos'. The pair had met studying zoology and the band's nerdiness and affection for science became a running joke . The last original Able Tasmans record was 1995's album Store in a Cool Place, which was followed three years later by the compilation Songs from the Departure Lounge. And yet, it wasn't quite over.
B: Raucous Laughter, "Relapse". Flying Nun Records; Festival Records. Featured appearances. The group have appeared on a few CD and DVD compilations since 1991 in New Zealand. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by the Able Tasmans. 1990) - In Love With These Times (Flying Nun Records) - "What Was That Thing?" (1991) - Roger Sings the Hits (Flying Nun Records) - "Getting Older". Songs from the Departure Lounge is an album by New Zealand band, Able Tasmans released in 1998. Store in a Cool Place. Store in a Cool Place is an album by New Zealand group Able Tasmans released in 1995. The Shape of Dolls is an EP by New Zealand band Able Tasmans, released on Flying Nun Records in 1993.
able tasmans, able tasman's store in a cool place The Able Tasmans were an indie band from Whangarei, New Zealand, although they were based in Auckland for most of their career. At various times the band consisted of Leslie Jonkers, Peter Keen, Graeme Humphreys, Craig Mason, David Beniston, Jane Dodd previously of The Verlaines, and Ronald Young They formed in 1984 and named themselves after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman They released four albums and two EPs on Flying Nun Records The band split up in 1996
Background: group or band. The Able Tasmans were an indie band from Whangarei, New Zealand, although they were based in Auckland for most of their career. At various times the band consisted of Leslie Jonkers, Peter Keen, Graeme Humphreys, Craig Mason, David Beniston, Jane Dodd (previously of The Verlaines), and Ronald Young. They formed in 1984 and named themselves after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. Ten years later Graeme Humphreys and Peter Keen regrouped to record an album, The Overflow, under the name of Humphreys & Keen. The band's style of music could be considered as somewhat similar to the prevalent Dunedin sound, as recorded by Flying Nun during the 1980s and most effective when keyboards (not normally prominent in the Dunedin sound) were to the fore, as on their early student radio hit "Snow White Chook.
One of the many bright lights of the New Zealand pop scene of the 1980s, Able Tasmans formed in Auckland in 1984. Originally a trio comprised of keyboardist Graeme Humphreys, bassist Dave Beniston and drummer Craig Baxter, they initially offered a tongue-in-cheek, '60s-influenced aesthetic typified by songs like "Nelson the Cat?!!"; however, upon signing to the legendary Flying Nun label a year later to release their debut EP The Tired Sun, the Tasmans moved to a noisier and more colorful sound
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Bass – Dave BenistonDrums – Stuart GreenwayGuitar, Vocals, Piano – Graeme Humphreys
Performer – Brett White, Steve De Vreede
- Guitar – Dave Tennant*
- Vocals, Guitar – Peter Keen