Sunday, October 03, 2004

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.

Go to the download page to get The Dynamic Hepnotics - "Funky Turban Part 13 1/2" mp3 here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, they were a great band.
will teh download return to this site ?
- balmain bob

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just found one of their records in an op shop, i really enjoy it. too bad they never made it big but maybe it was for the best.

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe it....Hepnobeat great song...I heard it on nyc college radio in the early 80s for the 1st time..What a blast from the past......still have the 7" somewhere...I transfered it to cd some years back..Just listened to it recently...What a Great era for music...I miss it

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant band to see live ... saw them many times, eg Macy's in South Yarra with Continental Robert avec fez, band playing non-stop for whole set ... Robert funking it up between songs, doing the splits as a highlight, Andrew Silver truly awesome on guitar, whole joint jumping ... these were truly magic days I relive every time I think of them

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice site!

4:49 PM  
Blogger kelvin1962 said...

Dynamic Hepnotics - Take Me Higher

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pleeease bring back the hotlinks!! I love the DH, I have some 7" singles. I've only just rediscovered them. What a cool band.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hepnotics were definitely one of the best live bands I've ever seen. Fantastic memories. Exciting,slick, great players. Awesome. If you read this,guys, please do a reunion gig.
Ross from Adelaide.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really want some DH music for my ipod, any hints on where i can download from?

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember seeing them all the time at the Bellevue Hotel in Paddington,great band ,great memories.

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hepnobest is available as a download from Amazon and probably iTunes; 30 years later....

3:31 PM  

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