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Refugees from the love generation
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Creator : Screaming Believers (Musical group)
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Greasy Pop Records
Date of creation : 1987
Additional Creator : Rodda, Craig ; Katern, Cloudi ; Hughes, Paul ; Cavuoto, John ; Sykes, Ken
Format : Sound recording
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Track listing: Caught on a leash -- What do you want -- Looking on -- This town -- E.L.S.S. (life support system) -- Some place -- Death squad -- Sandra

Greasy Pop boss Doug Thomas referred to The Screaming Believers as 'the best band this town has ever seen' (Kelton, p. 63)

Formed in 1981 and ended in 1992. McFarlane describes their songs as 'brimming with refined songs and highly proficient, melodic guitar thrash'.

The line up included Ken Sykes (guitar, vocals), Graeme Burdett (guitar) (1982-1985), replaced by John Cavuoto, formerly of The Innocents, (1985-1992), Rees Hughes (bass) (1982-1985) replaced by Cloudy Kattern (1985-1988), Craig Rodda (drums), Paul Hughes (vocals, saxophone) and Jodie Peterson (bass) (1988-1991) .

Their first album with Greasy Pop was Communist mutants from space which won praise for the Screaming Believers. A distribution deal with Big Time Records resulted in 50,000 copies being pressed for sale in the USA. Their second Greasy Pop album, Refugees from the Love Generation in 1987 gained the band European attention and a recording contract was offered in 1989 by Megadisc for 3 albums. McFarlane suggests it is 'a great shame that they failed to attract a wider audience'.

Cavuoto went on to play with The Ninth Wave and Vegans in Leather, Burdett to the Garden Path and Rodda played with the Ists, Double Wammy, The Crackling Static Fuzz and Vic Conrad and the First Third amongst others.

The band has reformed for a number of shows since their 'official' break up.

Their discography includes:
Show me your money - EP (tracks: Surfs up with the Ayatollah, Can't let you go home, Little girl in red, Don't talk of love) (Empty Dogma Records 1981) recorded live at the Union Hotel.
My eyes - single (b-side Unprofessional) (GPR 1984)
I want to have you - split single with Within an inch by Fools Apart (GPR 1984)
Communist mutants from space - album (GPR 1985)
Sandra - single (b-side Is Vic There?) (GPR 1987)
Refugees from another love generation - album (GPR 1987)
I guess I'm going on The Flexi Pop Show at the Burnside Ballroom (GPR 1982)
Unprofessional on A Greasy collection (GPR 1985)
The man heaven defended on Songs from the back room (Round Records 2000)

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Coverage year : 1987
Period : 1980-2000
Further reading :

Kelton, Tim. Underground in the city of churches, Adelaide : WAV Publications, 1986

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

Spencer, Chris. Who's who of Australian rock, Noble Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

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

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

Sly, David. Screaming out for attention, The Advertiser, 31 August 1989, page A03

Strong belief in themselves, The Advertiser, 13 March 1986, page 60

Internet links :

NKVD Records - Greasy Pop article



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