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Rave On!

Written by: 12 March 2019 2 Comments

I’ve not listened to this enough to pick a fave track… so rather than a song of a week take the album, go on take it… take it

The only thing I was sad about missing at Laneway this year was them.

Here’s the sales blurb and album in full – its a beautiful thing and a mesmerising listen!

‘Rare Ravers’ is The Dead C’s umpteenth album of end-of-the-line Kiwi rock, and their 6th LP dished up by Ba Da Bing! following ‘Trouble’ [2016] and a 2013 split side with Rangda.

By now regarded among noise rock’s greatest exponents, The Dead C’s Bruce Russell, Michael Morley and Robbie Yeats continue to hack new paths thru thistly fields of guitar distortion in ‘Rare Ravers’, which, for the record, has nowt to do with glowsticks or warehouses, but everything to do with ideas of reverie and a lust for psychedelic transcendence.

“Disguised as the meandering outpourings of vacant thought and activity dialed simultaneously from zero and ten. Formed in the cauldron of a fevered mistake resolute. Surrounded by ignorance, dis-interest, and the attention of the carefully self-selected. Recorded and burned through a thousand galaxies of dust and doubt and endless infinite wonder, transforming both time and space. Forever exiled to the very bottom of the world to reflect on the struggling desperate pile above. Recognizing any contribution as minuscule and insignificant when placed within the greatness of the other, the dominant insolent preening satisfied, continually shouting the pre-eminence of the first world order. 

It’s a long player.”



  • Benny said:

    Cheers Bob!

    I still haven’t found an entrance-way into the Dead C. Going to marinate on this album and see if it clicks.

  • Bob Daktari said:

    treat them like jazz bro

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