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Mad Dave [Single]

by Fugitive Microbes

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Mad Dave 05:04


"In 1989 I spent a year studying for a secondary teaching diploma at Kelvin Grove campus, the last year before it became part of QUT. During the year I discovered that one of my friends at college, Kristin Black, was a very talented guitarist and singer. I asked her if she would be interested in playing in the band I was in, and somewhat to my surprise she she said yes. At the end of the college year we played in the main refectory at Kelvin Grove in what was the Bye Bye BCAE Breakup Bash. That was the first public performance by the Fugitive Microbes. The other band members were Brisbane music veterans, with Oscar on drums and Irena Luckus from Xero on synthesiser and vocals. Irena may have played one or two other gigs after that, but was the first to drop out. Around that time Colin Barwick came in on drums and Oscar switched to bass, so for most of the band’s existence it was the four of us, me, Kristin, Colin and Oscar Dewachter"

At the end of 1990 different band members were committed to go in different directions. By that time Oscar had already returned to his native Netherlands. In order to capture something of the spirit of the band before everyone scattered, I hastily organised a couple of recording sessions. Kristin’s then boyfriend, now husband, Peter Fergusson of Splat Acrobat, replaced Oscar on bass. I managed to get my brother Patrick to come down from his home outside Atherton for the second session to provide us with some of his amazing lead playing. I started out playing with Patrick in bands such as Ronnie Reebit and the Toadettes, but like Peter he never actually played with us live.
- Tony Kneipp

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released January 1, 1992

Kristin Black - guitar, vocals
Tony Kneipp - guitar, vocals
Colin Barwick - drums
Patrick Kneipp – lead guitar
Peter Fergusson - bass

'Mad Dave' written by Tony Kneipp
'Living With A Schizophrenic' written by Kristin Black
Recorded at Burbank Studios, Brisbane in Jan and Feb 1991


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