New York, NY's Hawaiian Pups never intended to get signed to a major label. While producing music of their own to use to find additional producing and engineering work, they were signed to Portrait Records and released an EP "Split Second Precision" (Portrait 1983) and a 7" single "Spook Opera". The track "Baby Judy" got a lot of attention at college radio but failed to make the commercial station's playlists due to it's Devo meets Dr. Demento sound. They recorded some additional demos, got caught in the typical major label shuffle and the chaos that ensued, and that was it. According to a Hawaiian Pups website they are in the process of releasing a retrospective CD of the E.P., single and unreleased demos. At the site you can also read a fairly recent interview and download the "Spook Opera" track which was a Dr. Demento favorite.
The Hawaiian Pups were:
John Klett (who also played with the Individuals) is currently a sound engineer.
John Terelle is currently making music and sound for cable TV.
and Tara Shanahan