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Straitjacket Fits formed in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1986 and were a prominent band in the Flying Nun label's second wave of the Dunedin Sound.

Like many of their stablemates, the band hailed from the southern city of Dunedin. They formed from the ashes of The Double Happys, a band comprised of Shayne Carter, Wayne Elsey and John Collie. The tragic accidental death of Elsey saw the two remaining Double Happys join forces with David Wood in 1986 to form… read more

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    The New Zeland Afghan Whigs
  • Avatar for cdax2307
    greatest band ever
  • Avatar for benjamintelfer
    @fat_fleshy_fingers Wrong.
  • Avatar for fat_fleshy_fingers
    not even one of the better nz bands. completely unremarkable.
  • Avatar for DaveLemmon
    One of the better bands.
  • Avatar for brownieboy
    another good nz band
  • Avatar for cruz992
    Pity they kicked out Andrew Brough...
  • Avatar for rob_hillfield
    ahhh now this warms my heart...
  • Avatar for rangitui
    should have been world famous.

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