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Album Stream: The Hasselhoff Experiment - The Hasselhoff Experiment (Music Month Special)

Album Stream: The Hasselhoff Experiment - The Hasselhoff Experiment (Music Month Special)

Monday 12th May, 2014 11:56AM

For the second installment of our New Zealand Music Month special series we are sharing the eponymous first album from legendary garage-punk duo The Hasselhoff Experiment. The two-piece, made up of Andrew Tolley and Brendan Moran, joined forces in Wellington back in 1997 to bring their raw rock ‘n’ roll to the capital’s audiences. With Tolley’s growling vocals and low-slung guitar and Moran crouched over his stark drum kit the pair made a sight to behold, and after a six-month stint playing at every gig they could, the pair had whittled down a series of kick-ass cuts for their 1998 debut record.

The album was laid down over two days at Inca Productions - in a studio located in a former bank vault - and in true DIY style the pair self-released through Tolley’s own label Kato Records, with a limited run of 200 vinyl pressed that apparently sold out within two weeks. But it wasn’t long before they attracted the attention of Flying Nun records, who eventually re-issued the album on CD as well as helping the band release follow up albums Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned (1999) and Out Of The Sandpit And On To The Drive (2002). Despite no longer playing together (aside from a few scattered reunion shows over the years), The Hasselhoff Experiment remains deeply entrenched in the psyche of New Zealand rock music. You can read more about The Hasselhoff Experiment in a piece written by UTR contributor Nich Cunningham over here on Audio Culture, and enjoy their incredible debut below...


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