Pieces of Cod

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Formed in the late 80's, Pieces of Cod was the brain child of Steven Purdy and Simon Endres. It lasted several years working with a range styles from orginal punk to ska to power pop as well as some covers.

Grant Blackler played lead guitar and Shane Coolan eventually became the mainstay drummer. Vocalist Gavin Hamilton was to gain the esteemed distinction of receiving a review from Kenneth Browne published by Rip It Up magazine where his vocals were considered abysmal.

Pieces of Cod performed their live gigs in Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, sometimes supporting other bands and sometimes being supported by them. Several recording sessions were held, though the only released was to be Amphetamine, on the Ima Hit Records compilation produced by Brian Wafer in New Plymouth (1990?), which received good commendation from U.S. student radio.

Unfortunately, Pieces of Cod never quite received the fame and riches which they felt they were due and the band went their separate ways. Simon Endres moved to New York and vocalist Gavin "Olewang" Hamilton ended up in Nelson where he performs with bands Limozine, Toxic Fridge Magnets, and Slippery Groove Tube.

Pieces of Cod R.I.P.

for more info on Pieces of Cod contact Gavin Hamilton.

email: goodtime_gav@hotmail.com
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