Flesh D-Vice

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Wellington’s Flesh D-Vice picked up punk rock’s torch in the early 1980s and carried it proudly through the decade. As the capital’s punk-heavy indie scene gathered strength and New Zealand’s punk rock community raised its head in the provinces the raw rocking quartet of Eugene Pope (guitar), Brent Jenkins (drums), Gerald Dwyer (vocals) and Richard Watts then Dwayne Yule (bass) remained active central figures, both live and on record. In Gerald Dwyer, Flesh D-Vice not only had a distinctive and impassioned voice, the group had a highly capable organiser. With Riot 111’s Void, he organised and ran the Underground Emerges and Golden Showers multi-band punk one-nighters in 1983 as a response to the mainstream music festivals Sweetwaters and Brown Trout. Read moreProfile from Audioculture, available under a Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence


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  • View on NZ On Screen Flesh D-Vice

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Flesh D-Vice emerged out of the early 80s Wellington punk/skinhead scene although vocalist Gerald Dwyer preferred to describe their sound as "hard edged rock'n'roll". They released three albums imbued with comic book horror imagery, and also left their mark in Dwyer's enthusiastic patronage of his city's music. He started a label, promoted gigs and, as Flesh D-Vice wound down in the early 90s, managed new local bands Shihad and Head Like a Hole. Dwyer died in 1996 and Shihad recorded a version of the Flesh D-Vice anthem 'Flaming Soul' in his honour." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Flaming Soul

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Punk ; Music Video

    "Beneath the escarpments, the gold miners have perished as Wellington rockers Flesh D-Vice come thundering out of the wastelands of a Wild West desert landscape from hell. This studio performance video was made for a 1985 single. For all of the serious intent on display, 'Flaming Soul' is practically a torch song compared to some of the band's more ferocious outings and there are some lighter touches to be seen: a guitar lead plugged into the sand and lead singer Gerald Dwyer nonchalantly lighting his cigarette from the inferno of a flaming oil drum." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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