Announcing the Kurilpa Poets
Mystery Musicians for Sunday March 26th
One Show Only-OnlyOnlylyly..!
They’re back. The Tapeloops. Once they were a band.
No one knew how to describe them.
Just one of those weird, spikey things
the Brisbane Music Scene threw up in the eighties.
Like many pop groups, they started when a Brisbane Poet recorded the spin-cycle at the local laundromat as a backing track for his poetry. Friends became involved in the process by osmosis
and before anyone knew what was happening, there was a band.
Anarchic & Poetic, lo-fi & lo-tech, this perhaps best defines their early style. They came complete with homemade and toy instruments; a Bush bass, car springs, a plastic trumpet, and an undersized kiddie keyboard were all accumulated.
The Tapeloops ran their own venues, put out their own records, booked their own tours. They were hard core DIY long before it became fashionable, back when it was neccessary.
Later on they got a real trumpet, some guitars (admittedly, one of the guitars was composed largely of popsticle sticks.) and learned to play three chords. The rest is History and a series of bad flashbacks..
Who were/are the Tapeloops? We spoke with the 3 surviving Founders;
“The Miracle of Gerontology”, avows former Bassist and Wildman of Rock, John Treason, “means that as many as three of our former fans are still Alive. The rest are kept in a cold storage facility in South Australia. We’re hoping someone thaws them out in time for the first tour.”
Don’t expect many old favourites in their set list either.
Most of the “songs” in their current repetoire are from this Century!
“We are defiant in the configuration of our line up and the choice of material we play!”, says Trumpeteer extraordinaire Linda Loop, (sometimes known as, “the sensible one”.)
“WE’ll play what WE want to play..unless somebody has a request and then we’ll probably play
that.. if we can remember how.”
A similarly defiant Reverend Hellfire (often known as, “the difficult one”) avows that he
will never play a guitar again!
“They can’t make me. Well, not unless someone gives me a lot of money. Then I’ll play the freaking thing. And hopefully I’ll be able to afford to pay some lackey to tune it and lug the amp as well.”
These days the former guitarist seems more keen on honing his keyboard skills.
“I like the black keys,” confides a smiling Reverend.
Clearly the Fab Three are keen to return to the stage
and rumours are already swirling that their entire back catalogue is being digitalised and soon to be made available Netwise.
Meanwhile don’t miss this rare opportunity to experiance the eclectic/hypnotic sounds of the 21st Century version
of this mysterious and reclusive conclave.