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Pits For Premiers

by The Pits

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Groovy Guru 01:59
Trees 03:24
R 'n' R Star 03:05
Funky Town 02:47
Cocktail Bar 02:30
Dumb Things 02:17
These Days 02:42


The Pits started playing regularly late 1981 and continued strong into 1982. The music was light pop, and kept close to the format of most Brisbane Sound groups. This cassette was recorded in the Pits interim stage; some songs recorded on a four track in July, and also live at the Indooroopilly RSL Hall in August 1982.

We've combined tracks from both the original and re-issued releases to give you a complete account of the album.

Original Cassette tracklist [1982]:
A1. Given An Address
A2. Groovy Guru
A3. Same For Me + You
A4. Trees
A5. R 'n' R Star
A6. Funky Town
A7. Cocktail Bar
B1. Pits Grand Final

Cubbyhouse Vinyl re-issue tracklist [2016]:
A1. Given An Address
A2. Groovy Guru
A3. Same For Me And You
A4. Trees
A5. Snakes And Ladders
A6. Underwater Watch
A7. Dumb Things
B1. Live At The Indooroopilly Hall, Brisbane, August 7, 1982*

*The vinyl features a condensed, 20 minutes version of the concert.
We have replaced this with the full 45 minute set for the BMG download.

'Snakes and Ladders' and 'Underwater Watch' were recently found on an old reel to reel at 4ZZZ which was the catalyst to re-releasing these recordings.

Watch 'Underwater Watch' live at 4ZZZ Radiothon 1982 -

Heaps more The Pits stuff, including vinyl, cassettes and CDs can be found here -


released November 11, 1982

Peter MacPherson - guitar, vocals
Greg Wadley - bass, vocals
Des Johnson - drums
David MacPherson - keyboards

Martin Mackerras - saxophone on 2
Iain MacPherson - vocals on 4

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 10 recorded to 4-track at CPA Rooms, 291 St Pauls Terrace

Track 4, 11 recorded at home (Shakespeare St, Coorparoo)

Tracks 5, 6, 7 recorded live at Indooroopilly Hall

Tracks 8, 9 record at Burbank Studios

Track 12 is an audio cut-up of various recordings, which was the style at the time

Track 13 is a full set recorded live at Indooroopilly Hall on August 7, 1982


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