GEM OF THE WEEK
Louis Tillett's first band, the Wet Taxis, commenced life as an experimental outfit in the manner of fellow Sydneysiders Severed Heads and Scattered Order before taking on a tougher 1960s-influenced direction. Their classic debut single on the Hot label, ‘C’mon’ (1984), boasted an authentic garage/R&B sound heavily influenced by such American garage/punk bands as the Moving Sidewalks, We the People and the Chocolate Watchband plus legendary Australian group the Atlantics (who originally issued the song as ‘Come On’ in 1967). Alongside the likes of Died Pretty, the Celibate Rifles, the Lime Spiders, the New Christs, the Hoodoo Gurus and the Eastern Dark, the Wet Taxis came to epitomise the Australian garage rock sound and aesthetic of the 1980s. The band’s only album was the appropriately named From the Archives (Hot, 1984).
WET TAXIS-FROM THE ARCHIVES
HOT RECORDS HOT 1012
Louis Tillett - Vocals & Micromoog.
Simon Knuckey - Guitarist & Inventor of Technology and Sounds. (RIP)
Peter Watt (The Sniper) - Guitar.
Tim Knuckey - Bass & Vocals.
Greg Donovan aka The Komisar or Dr Bronstantine Karlaka - Screams, Complete Madman, Farfisa Organ & Vocals. (RIP)
Garry Bradbury - Drum Machine.
Nick Fisher - Drums.
Penny Ikinger - replaced Peter Watt on Guitar.
Jason Kain - Guitar
Rod Howard - Bass Guitar.
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