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Vintage Vinyl Music a Passion for K Rock

Vintage Vinyl Music a Passion for K Rock

Who: Mach Pelican
Where: Hunter on Hunter
When: Saturday August 19, 2000

COLLECTING vintage Australian records on vinyl for a few bucks each is a consuming passion for K ROCK, the lead singer and guitarist from MACH PELICAN. Ever since he moved to Australia four years ago the avid collector's stockpile has grown, filled with RADIO BIRDMAN, AC/DC, THE HARD ONS and THE SAINTS. This Saturday night, Rock, drummer TOSHI 8BEAT and bass player ATSU LONGRUN, will perform in Newcastle for the third time at the Hunter On Hunter Hotel.

Mach Pelican has found itself notoriety on radio, and televisions shows such as THE 10.30 SLOT and THE MICK MOLLOY SHOW, by playing AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN by Aussie pub rock band THE ANGELS. The track, which rocks harder and faster than even the Angels could have believed possible, is even more endearing through the fact that the Mach Pelican Japanese accent is so broad.

'We really love that song because it is a real rock tune,' K'Rock said.

The cover is one of three tracks the group has contributed to the CD CHAMPAGNE & CHICKEN (SHAGPILE/SHOCK RECORDS), a split effort with Californian punks GUTTERMOUTH. Another band which tops the list of Mach Pelican is the New York speed punk anthem writers THE RAMONES, whose key songwriter DEE DEE RAMONE recently agreed to produce the group's debut album.

'It's nearly 80% that he will come to Australia to play some shows and produce our album and he will be coming with his wife,' Rock says.

The group's self-titled debut album, earned radio play DANCE IN CHICAGO/GIGANTOR.

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