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Creator : Exploding White Mice
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Greasy Pop Records
Date of creation : 1985
Additional Creator : Stephens, Jeff ; Barrow, Giles
Format : Sound recording
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Tracks: Burning red -- Bad little woman -- Let the kids dance -- Pipeline -- Your claws -- Dangerous

Started in 1984 and described by Spencer as 'powerful guitar rock and roll reminiscent of the Detroit sound'.

The name was inspired from a scene in the film Rock 'n' roll highschool where a 'rockometer" is used by the headmistress to demonstrate the damaging affects of rock music which makes a small white mouse explode.

The Mice's line up over the years included Giles Barrow, Andrew Bunney, Gerry Barrett, David Bunney, Paul Gilchrist, Jack Jacomas, Andy McQueen, David Mason, Craig Rodda and Jeff Stephens.

The Mice had local as well as international success touring twice to Europe before splitting in April 1999.

Some members of the band have gone on to play in other bands which have achieved international success such as Andrew Bunney currently the drummer in The Ramonettes

To read more about the Exploding White Mice see their myspace site at

A nest of vipers EP released by Greasy Pop in 1985 (rereleased on CD in 1995 by Bastard Records)
Down on the street track on the Greasy Pop compilation album An oasis in a desert of noise released in 1985
Blaze of glory single (b side He's gonna step on you again) released by Greasy Pop in 1987
Brute force & ignorance album released by Greasy Record company in 1988
Fear (late at night) single (b side Without warning) released by Greasy Record company in 1988
Break down no 2 single (b side Bury me) released by Greasy Record Company 1988
Make it single (b side Ain't it sad) released by Greasy Record Company in 1989
Self titled album released by Greasy Record Company in 1990
I just want my fun single (B side First timeis the best time and Do the crunch) released by Greasy Record Company in 1990
Collatoral damage album released by German label Normal records in 1992
We walk alone album released by Melbourne label Au-go-go Records in 1994 (re-released on Spanish label Rock & Roll Inc. Records in 1996)

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Further reading :

Kelton, Tim. Underground in the City of Churches : rock music in South Australia, Adelaide : WAV Publications, 1986

Day, David. SA great it's our music 1956-1986, Glandore, S. Aust. : D. Day and T. Parker, 1987

Spencer, Cbris. Adelaide bands, Golden Square [Vic.]: Moonlight Publishing, 1996-<1997>

McFarlane, Ian. The encyclopedia of Australian rock and pop, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999

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