Sunday, 3 June 2007

Pig City: The Riptides

Second up in our Pig City are surf-punks The Riptides, a band whose influence on the Brisbane music scene was short but intense. The Riptides (formerly The Numbers) had a rotating membership, based around founder Mark Callaghan (later a member of GANGgajang), during their existence between 1977 and 1983. While they had made the move to Sydney by 1980 it was their energetic live shows and the Sunset Strip EP (released in 1978 on the Go-Betweens' Able Records) that made them Brisbane legends.

Check out The Riptides' Sunset Strip EP on their myspace.

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