Hasselhoff Experiment


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Garage punk had been simmering away just below the surface in New Zealand for much of the 1990s. Around the country, bands like the Hi-Tone Destroyers in Christchurch and Nothing At All! in Auckland were steadily gaining momentum. But it was Wellington's The Hasselhoff Experiment who really kicked out the jams, catching the crest of garage's latest wave when, after a mere six months together, they fired their opening salvo with the self-release of their 1998 eponymous debut. (By Nich Cunningham) Read moreProfile from Audioculture, available under a Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence

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  • View on NZ On Screen The Hasselhoff Experiment

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Wellingtonians, The Hasselhoff Experiment, created "hoff hype" in 1997, when after being together for six months, they released 200 copies of their self titled debut album on vinyl in 1997. The limited editions were snapped up and earned the rockers the award for Best New Act at the 1998 b Net Music Awards, which then in turn led to being signed by Flying Nun. The Hasselhoff Experiment has released two albums since - Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned and Out of the Sandpit and Onto the Drive." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Drag Racer

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Flying Nun ; Music Video

    "Chris Stapp and Matt Heath's adept manipulation of miniatures combined with the band's nihilistic performances make for one of NZ's most hilarious (albeit puerile) music clips. Depictions of drug inhalation and drinking while driving, along with violent confrontations with the law, only add to the tongue-in-cheek Back of the Y establishment-baiting that a generation of bogans, students and boy racers has come to know and love." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Subliminals

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Singer/songwriter Simon Maclaren formed sonic rockers the Subliminals after his stint in Loves Ugly Children. But after only two recordings in the space of a couple of years, the band were no more. The Crystal Chain EP (1999) and the album United States (2000) were much acclaimed however, with Sunday Star Times music critic Grant Smithies describing United States as "the best local rock album in years". Subliminals drummer Brendan Moran later went on to join fellow Flying Nun act The Hasselhoff Experiment. " (NZ On Screen summary)


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