Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Car Crash Set

Car Crash SetAuckland, New Zealand's Car Crash Set were a pioneering electronic band in the mid 80's. The band released several singles as well as one album and an EP that was remixed and produced by John Fryer of Mute Records fame. "Outsider" was the bands debut single (Reaction, 1983). The band toured extensively and opened for OMD, Shriekback and Hunters and Collectors.

Car Crash Set were initially:
Nigel Russell -Vocals and Synths (ex Spelling Mistakes/Danse Macabre) - went on to play with Greg Johnson
Dave Bulog - Keyboards, Guitar
Trevor Reekie - Keyboards, Guitar - formed Pagan Records.

and also:
Simon Brown - Drums
Rick Robertson - Sax
Henry Downes - Percussion
Sharon Tuapawa - Backing vocals
Ryan Monga - Bass

Get Car Crash Set music here

Go to the download page to get Car Crash Set- "Outsider"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your site and love it. Brings back memories of that era even though I don't recognize many bands by name, although I might know some of the tunes if I heard them. Is there any chance you can post some of the mp3s that you had available previously?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, did they get their name from The Normal's song "TV OD"?

The last line of that song is "join the car crash set"

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing. TV OD was first released in 1978 on Mute so chronologicaly it could be.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave is my dad.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The line was actually "join the car crash set" and it was from the Normal's song Warm Leatherette...

10:35 AM  
Blogger Simon said...

I Love The CCS...

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nigel, any chance of any videos (live or othwerwise) ever becoming available?


9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great to see a car crash set item, they are so hard to find. I used to have the cassette version of their only album but alas no more. I have purchased the live tracks available but would love it if you could post the outsider again if possible.Regards Paul,

5:37 AM  

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