Photos: Marc Austin-Zande
Return to White Chairs Vol. 2:
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Greg Jard.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.
For this week’s episode of Live Delay, we are in for a real treat as we get to deliver a smorgasbord of music from a really special event. In Episode 275 we are privileged to showcase artists that played at the Return to White Chairs Volume Two. Return to White Chairs is a reunion event that celebrates the music and history between 1977 and 1987. A time in Brisbane where the counter culture of Punk was such an intense and bonded community fighting against the corrupt Bjeike Petersen regime.
Conservatism gripped the Brisbane city and tried so hard to squeeze the life out of any opposition or form of cultural expression during this period. The bond between the musicians in the punk scene was so strong as they fought so hard to keep a scene alive and in doing so created some of the worlds most influential bands.
Return to White Chairs as it’s website celebrates this time, the music, and the many people that loved and played in the scene.
Playing at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 was a range of different bands. From bands around at the time like The Horny Toads, Scrap Metal, Public Execution, The 5 Hanks, Vacant Rooms, The Cultured Few, and The Chrysalids, to bands that are somewhat more recent but featured players from the era like Dr Bombay, The Dangerous Folk, and The Bollocks.
The night was headlined by two incredible bands, Ipswich legends Toy Watches and the one of the first punk bands ever RAZAR.
This episode is giving you a little taste of the bands that played on that night, and for others, a trip down memory lane.
Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 21st April, 2019.
Show host: Jack McDonnell
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.