Wondrous Fair

 

 

ARTIST

Racheal BRUHN with Wondrous Fair

 

DESIGNER

Rachael BRUHN

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Unknown

 

DOB

Unknown

 

PLACE OF BIRTH

Queensland

 

PROVENANCE

From collection

 

DATE

1987

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Artist-run

 

CONTEXTUAL INFO

Brisbane’s Wondrous Fair began around 1986 and had lasted up until 1995. In nine or so years they chalked up the following releases: the cassettes ‘Wondrous Fair’ (C60), ‘Tidy Town’ (C90) and ‘Live All Over the Shop’ (C60). They also self-released a CD in 1994 called ‘Cosmological Clock’.

They appeared on all three SPILL label compilations (1 on cassette, and 2 and 3 on CD) as well as the 1986 4ZZZ compilation LP ‘State of Emergence’. They wore outlandish costumes. Members of the band were formerly of Tangled Shoelaces, Gobble Gobble and Clag to name three. The story of Tangled Shoelaces and the rest of what I call the Class of 1982 is to be continued for the readers of SSS.

They made a selection of videos. Most of them are on YouTube. Some of their songs were played by Dragster after the band and beforehand by Tangled Shoelaces. This cassette came out in 1987. As the notes in the 7” sleeve suggest, they were recorded live.

 

LOCI

Brisbane

 

MEDIA

Video

 

RELEVANT ATTRIBUTION

Classic Brisbane pop by Wondrous Fair from their 1st cassette album, conveniently housed in a 7″ sleeve. This is side one, track 5 with Stephen Mackerras singing. Remnants of the teeny-twee group, Tangled Shoelaces who released another tape or two and a CD, Cosmological Clock.

Kindly shared here via Uddichschmuddich ( Via You Tube)

 

PERMALINK

http://remix.org.au/portfolio_page/bands-wondrous-fair/

Tags
1980s Brisbane artist-run, Bands, Michael Bouwman, Super 8 filmmaking before video art, Video Art, Wondrous Fair
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