Distant Locust existed from 1986 to 1996 - based in Sydney Australia - spent 1991 in Europe - signed to Contempo Records (Florence, Italy) home to such acts as Clock DVA & Christian Death - toured Italy - Netherlands - Germany - put out some records that not many people bought - were fucking brilliant - were the real band that Mr. Bowie liked (not the distant coconuts as reported in the NME) - put out two music videos (seen on ABC's rage and MTV Europe) - played with Clock DVA - Christian Death - Laibach - appeared at Big Moon Festival, Weissensee Berlin 1991 - Contemporary 91 Festival, Cascine Amphiteatro Florence Italy 1991 - toyed with Adelaide and Melbourne audiences with no avail - the latter tour organized by a junkie found face down on the kitchen table with syringe still in arm and no dates organized when we arrived the first day of the 'tour' - spent way too much time playing the Evening Star Hotel in Sydney - immortalized in Bob Blunt's brilliant tome BLUNT - A BIASED HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK  (Prowling Tiger Press 2001).

 

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