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The Leftovers were an important part of the Brisbane Punk scene which developed in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
They were one of Brisbane's "Punkest" bands, if you know what I mean. Lots of attitude and black leather, cigarettes, booze, etc....
Tales of violent behaviour onstage and off were legendary. The Police harrassed these guys, no end.
Unfortunately, they did not document their existence very well.
The very rare 7" vinyl single Cigarettes and Alcohol / I only panic when there's nothing to do / No complaints is excellent!
Members & Instruments
Other members included:
- Ed Wreckage: vocals, guitar
- Warren Lamond: vocals
- Glen Smith: bass
- Jim Shoebridge: guitar
- Graham Hutchinson: drums
- Mark Troy: Saxophone
- Michael Hiron: drums
- Johny Burnaway: guitar
Like many other bands, The Leftovers often appeared at private functions in hired halls in order to get around the limits of Brisbane's Hotel venues.
The conditions at some gigs could sometimes be described as "squalid". Some of the most notable performances were at Griffith University Refectory.
An early gig at Hamilton Hall caused a sensation. Also playing that night were Razar. Of course the police showed up, and bothered the audience.
Other memorable performances took place at The Curry Shop, in George Street (now demolished).
- The Fucken Leftovers Hate YouIncludes several favorites
- 1975-2000 Behind the Banana Curtain Compilation released 2001(?)Includes: Cigarettes and Alcohol
- Cigarettes and Alcohol Released 1979Includes: Cigarettes and Alcohol, No Complaints, I only Panic When There's Nothing To Do.
- At The Solicitor's Request Compliation released 1987Includes: No Complaints
- Know Your ProductInstitute of Modern Art Exhibition 11-27 September 1986
Curated by Ross Harley
- Out Of The Unknown: Brisbane Bands 1976-1988A Time Off Publication, 1988
by Doug Hutson and Gavin Sawford
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