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Died Pretty
Died Pretty


Members

  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards (1988- )
  • Robert Warren : Bass (1991- )
  • Chris Welsh : Drums (1985-95)
  • Steve Clarke : Bass (1988-91)
  • Colin Barckwick : Drums (1983-84)
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ (1983-88)
  • Stuart Eadie : Drums (1992- )
  • Tim Fagin : Sax (1985- )
  • Mark Lock : Bass (1984-88)
  • Jonathan Lickliter : Bass (1983-84)
  • Simon Cox : Drums (1996- )
  • Shane Melder : Drums (1995)
  • Nick Kennedy : Drums (1995)

Interviews


Died Pretty : Without A Trace - Interview by Simon McKenzie - "Time Off" magazine - Nov 1, 1995 - English

Died Pretty by Steve Gardner - Noise For Heroes #18 in the winter of 1990

Died Pretty by Steve Gardner - Noise For Heroes #14 in the fall of 1988

Died Pretty : A Special eye for personal views - Bucketfull Of Brains Issue #19 - January 1987 - English


Discography

Out Of The Unknown

Out Of The Unknown / World Without 7" (1984)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ
  • Jonathan Lickliter : Bass
  • Colin Barckwick : Drums
Recorded at Honeyfarm Studio January 1984.
Produced by Rob Younger.
Reference : Citadel - CIT007

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Mirror Blues I / Mirror Blues II 7" (1984)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Piano & Organ
  • Mark Lock : Bass
  • Colin Barckwick : Drums
Recorded at Honeyfarm Studio August 1984.
Produced by Rob Younger.
Engineered by David Connor
Recorded at Honeyfarm Studios, Sydney, August '84.
Mix engineered by Alan Thorne at Trafalgar Studios
Reference : Citadel - CIT010

The Died Pretty EP (1984)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ
  • Jonathan Lickliter : Bass on 1
  • Mark Lock : Bass on 2 & 3
  • Colin Barwick : Drums & Percussion

Tracks

  1. Out Of The Unknown
  2. World Without
  3. Mirror Blues
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios January & August '85.
Produced by Rob Younger.

Reference : What Goes On - WHATGOES1T


Next To Nothing EP (1985)

Next To Nothing
  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ
  • Mark Lock : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • Joe Borkowsky : Cello

Tracks

  1. Ambergris
  2. Plaining Days
  3. Desperate Hours
  4. Final Twist
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios May '85.
Engineered by Alan Thorne. Produced by Rob Younger.

Reference :

  • Citadel - CITEP901
  • What Goes On - WHATGOES5T
  • Closer - CL1253 / PM221

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Stoneage Cinderella / Yesterday's Letters 7" (1986)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar & Harmonies
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ
  • Mark Lock : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussions
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios November 1985.
Produced by Rob Younger.
Engineered by Alan Thorne
Reference :

Free Dirt (1986)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ
  • Mark Lock : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums
  • Louis Tillet : Piano on "Life To Go"
  • Graham Lee : Pedal Steel on "Through Another Door"
  • John Papanis : Mandolin on "Blue Sky Day"
  • Julian Watchhorn : Violin on "Wig-Out & Blue Sky Day"
  • Tim Fagan : Sax "Round and Round, Next To Nothing & Through Another Door"

Tracks (Citadel & Closer)

  1. Life To Go (Landsakes)
  2. Just Skin
  3. The 2000 Year Old Murder
  4. Next To Nothing
  5. Blue Sky Day
  6. Round And Round
  7. Wig-out
  8. Laughing Boy
  9. Through Another Door
Stoneage Cinderella The 1000 first Closer copies comes with a free 7" : Stoneage Ciderella / Yesterday's Letter

Tracks (What Goes On )

  1. Blue Sky Day
  2. Round And Round
  3. Wig-out
  4. Laughing Boy
  5. Through Another Door
  6. Life To Go (Landsakes)
  7. Just Skin
  8. The 2000 Year Old Murder
  9. Next To Nothing
  10. Stoneage Cinderella
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios Nov '85.
Engineered by Alan Thorne. Produced by Rob Younger.
Reference :
  • Citadel - CITLP504
  • What Goes On - GOESON7
  • Closer - CL064 / RE403

Blue Sky Day

Blue Sky Day / Next To Nothing / Yesterday's Letters - 12" (1986)

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios Nov '85.

Engineered by Alan Thorne.

Produced by Rob Younger.

Reference : What Goes On - WHATGOES11T


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Winterland / Wigout (Acoustic Version) 7" (1987)

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios.
Produced by Rob Younger.

Reference :


Pre Deity (1988)

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Tracks

  1. Out Of The Unknown
  2. World Without
  3. Mirror Blues
  4. Ambergris
  5. Plaining Days
  6. Desperate Hours
  7. Final Twist
Reference : Citadel - CITLP510 & CITCD510 (1992)

Lost (1988)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Harmonies & lead Vocals on 2 & 10
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ & Piano
  • Mark Lock : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • Astrid Munday : Backing Vocals on 10
  • Don Walker : Piano on 10
  • Tim Fagan : Sax on 6

Tracks

  1. Lost
  2. Out Of My Hands
  3. As Must Have
  4. Springenfall
  5. Winterland
  6. Caesar's Cold
  7. Crawls-Away
  8. One Day
  9. Towers Of Strength
  10. Free Dirt
Recorded & Mixed at Trafalgar Studios
Engineered by Alan Thorne. Produced by Rob Younger.
Reference :
  • Blue Mosque - L38924
  • Normal Records - CGAS801
  • Beggars Banquet - 9805-2-H
  • Closer - CIF03

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Towers Of Strength / From A Buick 6 - 7" (1988)

Recorded at Trafalgar Studios
Produced by Rob Younger.
Engineered by Alan Thorne.
Reference : Blue Mosque - K563

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Out Of My Hands / When You Dance - 7" (1988)

Produced by Rob Younger.
Reference : Blue Mosque - K617

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Everybody Moves / In Love Prison 7" (1989)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Harmonies
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ & Piano
  • Steve Clark : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios
Engineered by Alan Thorne. Produced by Rob Younger.
Reference : Blue Mosque - K780

Positively Elisabeth Street (1989)

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1 Tracks on this compilation

  1. Everybody Moves (from Everybody Moves 7" single)
Reference :
  • Citadel - CITLP523
  • Closer - CIF05 /RE405 (LP)
  • Normal Records - CGAS803CD (CD with 5 bonus tracks)


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Stoneage Cinderella (Live) - 7" (1990)

b/w by Outskirts Of Infinity
Reference : Bucketfull Of Brains- BOB24
Given away with Bucketfull Of Brains #30.

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Kingpin - Flexi 7" (19??)

Reference : BOB- BOB24
Given away with The Bob issue 39.

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Whitlam Square / Sink Or Swim 7" (1990)

Reference : Blue Mosque - K1097

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Whitlam Square / A Ballad / Is There Anyone ? 12" (1990)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar,
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • Frank Brunetti : Organ & Piano
  • Steve Clark : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
Produced by Died Pretty
Reference : Beggars Banquet - BEG238T

Every Brilliant Eye (1990)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards
  • Steve Clark : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • J'anna Jacoby : Violin
  • Shandra Beri : Backing Vocals
  • Gary Mc Laughlin : Percussions
  • Gonzalo Quintana III : Drums

Tracks

  1. Sight Unseen
  2. The Underbelly
  3. Herr Godiva
  4. Face Toward The Sun
  5. Prayer
  6. True Fools Fall
  7. Whitlam Square
  8. Rue The Day
  9. From The Dark
Recorded at American Recording Woodland Hil, CA
Produced by Jeff Eyrich.
Reference :
  • Blue Mosque - L30270
  • Beggars Banquet - BEGA108CD

True Fools Fall / A Ballad

True Fools Fall / A Ballad / Is There Anyone / Kingpin 2x7" (1990)

Produced by Jeff Eyrich and Died Pretty

Reference : Blue Mosque - K10001 - Limited Edition

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True Fools Fall / A Ballad

True Fools Fall / A Ballad - 7" (1990)

Produced by Jeff Eyrich and Died Pretty

Reference : Blue Mosque - K10001

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Live Died E.P. (1990)

  1. Wild Child (Lou Reed) - London 11/14/86
  2. Final Solution (Pere Ubu) - Melbourne 3/1/86
Reference : Compassion Explosion! Records - DW002 - Limited Edition 600

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Herr Godiva (Live) 7" (1990)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Steve Clark : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
Recorded live at Rytmeposten, Odense, Denmark 3rd May '90
Produced by Thomas Frog backstage studio
Reference : Guiding Lights Records - JEWEL3
Given away with ADventure #3 - Dec '90 - b/w Chris Cacavas.


Paddington Metropolis

Time / Marchpast 7" (1991)

Reference : DP001/002 - Given away at two gigs - Sydney and Brisbane.

Metropolis - May 24, 1991
Paddington RSL - January 27, 1991
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Stop Myself

Stop Myself 12" (1991)

  1. Stop Myself
  2. Disappointed
  3. Godbless
  4. Time
Reference :
  • Beggars Banquet - BEG253T - 12"
  • Beggars Banquet - BEG253 - CDS

Stop Myself

Stop Myself / Godbless 7" (1991)

Reference :
  • Blue Mosque - K10407

DC

D.C. / Wonder 7" (1991)

Reference :
  • Blue Mosque - K11043

Doughboy Hollow (1991)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Harmonies
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards
  • Steve Clark : Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • Amanda Brown
  • Sarah Peet
  • Sunil De Silva

Tracks

  1. Doused
  2. DC
  3. Sweetheart
  4. Godbless
  5. Satisfied
  6. Stop Myself
  7. Battle Of Stanmore
  8. The Love Song
  9. Disaster
  10. Out In The Rain
  11. Turn Your Head
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios, Powerhouse Studios April 1991.
Produced by Hugh Jones.
Reference :
  • Blue Mosque - L30578
  • Beggars Banquet - BEGA121CD

Sweetheart

Sweetheart / Time / Disappointed 7" (19??)

Reference : Blue Mosque - D11101

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Caressing Swine

Caressing Swine (1993)

  1. Caressing Swine
  2. This Reason
  3. A Song For Me
  4. The Cross
Reference : Sony - 659411

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Died Pretty Sampler

Died Pretty Sampler (1993)

Tracks

  1. Godbless
  2. Sweetheart
  3. Everybody Moves
  4. Winterland
  5. Out Of The Unknown
Reference : Columbia - SAMP488

Harness Up (1993)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • Eleanor Rodgers : Harmonies

Tracks

  1. Harness Up
  2. Big Star
  3. Fire and Daylight
  4. Harness Up (Extended Version)
Recorded at EMI Studios 301, Sydney - Feb/March '93
Produced and engineered by Hugh Jones
Reference : Columbia - 659544 2

Trace (1993)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion
  • Sunil De Silva : Percussion
  • Eleanor Rodgers : Harmonies
  • Caroline Lavelle : Cello
  • Jack Howard : Trumpet

Tracks

  1. Harness Up
  2. Caressing Swine
  3. Headaround
  4. Til We Get It Right
  5. A State Of Graceful Mourning
  6. Just Forever
  7. Through My Heart
  8. 110 B.P.M.
  9. Dreamaway
  10. Seize Your Ways
Recorded at EMI Studios 301, Sydney - Feb/March '93
Produced and engineered by Hugh Jones
Reference : Columbia - 659544 2

Headaround

Headaround (1993)

  1. Headaround
  2. Take Me For A Little While
  3. Lonesome Bull
  4. For More
  5. Always
Reference : Sony - 659774-2

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Carressing Swine promo

Caressing Swine ( ... and some history) - PROMO (1994)

  1. Caressing Swine
  2. The Rivers
  3. Sweetheart
  4. Godbless
  5. Whitlam Square
  6. From The Dark
  7. Crawls - Away
  8. Winterland
  9. Blue Sky Day
  10. Out Of The Unknown
Reference : Columbia - CSK5656

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State Of Graceful Mourning (1995)

Reference : ???
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Days (1995)

Reference : ???

Eternally Yours ... for Earth Music (1995)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion

Tracks

  1. Died Pretty : Eternally Yours (Ed Kuepper)
  2. The Celibate Rifles : Boys (The Sports)
  3. Painters & Dockers : The Nips Are Getting Bigger (Mental As Anything)
Recorded at EMI Studios 301, Sydney - 1994
Produced by Died Pretty
Reference : Earth Music Trust - EM101

Good At Love (1995)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Chris Welsh : Drums & Percussion

Tracks

  1. Good At Love
  2. Try
  3. Disagree
Produced by Rob Younger & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Columbia - 662520 2

Sold (1995)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Shane Melder : Drums on 4,6,9,10,12,13
  • Nick Kennedy : Drums on 1,2,3,5,8,11
  • Sunil Da Silva : Percussion

Tracks

  1. Sold
  2. Cuttin' Up Her Legs
  3. Good At Love
  4. Cry
  5. Slipaway
  6. B. Loved
  7. She's Not There
  8. Stops 'n' Starts
  9. Which Way To Go
  10. How I Feel
  11. 1,2,3
  12. Comin' Down
  13. Hallelujah
Produced by Rob Younger & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Columbia - 481668.2

Deeper (1996)

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  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals
  • Ronald S. Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Organ & Piano
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Simon Cox : Drums
  • Brad Shepherd : Harmonica on "Wings" outro

Tracks

  1. You Need Wings
  2. Stones In The Park
  3. Dazed
  4. Lisa
Produced by Died Pretty & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Citadel Records - CITEP916

Radio (1997)

Radio
  • Brett Myers : Guitar, Vocals on 'Sinkin Low'
  • Ron Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Simon Cox : Drums

Tracks

  1. Radio
  2. Sinking Low
  3. Paint It Black You Devils (Alt Mix)
Produced by Died Pretty & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Citadel Records - CIT055

Slide Song

Slide Song (1998)

  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ron Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Simon Cox : Drums

Tracks

  1. Slide Song
  2. Empty
Produced by Died Pretty & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Citadel Records - CIT056
Limited Edition of 1250

Using My Gills As A Roadmap (1998)

Radio
  • Brett Myers : Guitar
  • Ron Peno : Vocals
  • John Hoey : Keyboards
  • Robert Warren: Bass
  • Simon Cox : Drums
Produced by Died Pretty & Wayne Connolly
Reference : Citadel Records - CIT536

Track by Track.

The story of Died Pretty is a tale of endurance and self belief as much as it is the history of a band's musical development. Formed originally in 1983, their long career has encompassed constant touring and the release worldwide of seven acclaimed albums. Initially a fixture in the alternative scene, they eventually progressed into the murkier waters of mainstream consciousness. Logic dictates they should have drowned in this environment. Buoyed by a simple faith in themselves, they have remained afloat.

Died Pretty are survivors. At a time when so many of their contemporaries have called it a day, the group have persevered and made a new album that seems set to be considered one of their best. Using My Gills As A Roadmap is both startling in approach and exciting in its musical depth. A release that clearly makes demands on the listener, it confronts any pre-existing notion about what sort of band they are, or where their limitations lay. Radio, the first single off the album, has received rave reviews in the press and a high rotation on Triple J.

The most noticeable thing about Using My Gills is the disparate range of keyboard experimentation. From the start it is obvious that the distinctive guitar dominated sound the band has previously relied upon has been dispensed with. Slide Song, the opening track and second single, gives the first glimpse of a new Died Pretty landscape that is further developed by the songs She Was, The Daddy Act and Paint It Black You Devils. Although there is no lack of guitar, the keyboards hold sway even over the more introspective tracks such as Stay, Gone and Away.

Where the band will go from here is impossible to predict. This record is sure to be perceived as a radical departure, and hopefully, it will open up a new world of possibilities for one of Australia's most creative groups. Be assured that whatever happens, the band have a positive future and are intent on making relevant records that are uniquely theirs and compliment their already substantial body of recorded work.


Thanks to Henry Weld's for his discography, and with Paul Van Walree for scans and infos.

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