The Dynamic Hepnotics - "Funky Turban Part 13 1/2"
The members of Australia's Soul/R&B/Funk band the Dynamic Hepnotics were a who's who of Australian music. Here's a list of who was in the band and the bands they played in: Original line-up: Continental Robert Susz (vocals, harmonic; Rugcutters, Humdinger Dogs, The Mighty Reapers (of Vengeance), Andrew Silver (guitar; Big Town Playboys, Wild Blue Yonder), Tim Martin (sax; Friends), Manuel Patty (bass), Richard Ruhle (drums). Later, Bruce Allen (sax; Jeff St John Band, Ol'55, Ross Wilson's Rockhouse, the Fabulous Zarzoff Brothers, The Eddys), Allen Britton (bass; Mangrove Boogie Kings, The Foreday Riders, The Bondi Cigars), Robert Souter (drums; Lizard, Gulliver's Travels, Living Legends), Mike Gubb (keyboards; Rough Justice, Mental as Anything, The Layabouts, Dog Trumpet, The Headhunters). Later still, Mark Simmonds (sax), Dave Brewer (Elks), Peter Bishop (trumpet), Duncan Archibald (drums), Chris Pascoe (keyboards) and Lloyd Swanton (bass; Benders).
The song "Funky Turban Part 13 1/2" was the b-side of the 1981 single "Hepnobeat" and also appeared on the "Strange Land" EP. In 1985 they had a big hit in Australia with "Soul Kind of Feeling" which stayed in the Top 10 for over six months, making it the best-selling Australian single of 1985. The song won the 1986 APRA award for most played song on Australian radio. The band broke up at the end of 1986.
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