Photos: Marc Austin-Zande
Recorded by Branko Cosic.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at The Triffid, Brisbane, 14th October 2018.
RAZAR started out in 1976 out of Mt Gravatt a suburb just outside of Brisbane. Teens at the time, two brothers Greg Wackley and Robert Wackley, making up the rhythm section on drums and bass respectively, joined up with Marty Burke on vocals and Steven Mee on guitar.
A garage band, they played their first gig at the Atcherley Hotel and then played regularly the few venues that were around at the time. As punks at punk gigs, the band regularly saw the over-reaction and violence from police which ended up seeing them create the iconic track ‘Task Force’.
As one of the most iconic members of this scene at the time, they reformed for White Chairs Volume Two to a significant fan base remembering their youth and a whole new generation of fans who never thought they’d get the chance to see such a band.
Recorded Live at The Triffid on the 14th of October 2018 at Return to White Chairs Volume Two, this is RAZAR.
Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 28th April, 2019.
Show host: Jack McDonnell
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.