BULLDOGS ALLSTAR GOODTIME BAND
- Live at the 1974
Music Awards -
Captured by a viewer pointing a video camera at a black and white TV set in 1975, this precious gem is one of the few surviving glimpses of Bulldogs in their
prime, performing their second big hit, "Everyone knows," to a packed Christchurch Town Hall at the 1974 NZ Music Awards, where they won "NZ Group of the Year."
It's all here. The
infectious music, the action-packed choreography, the crazy props and the outlandish costumes, this is a glimpse of the band that New Zealanders in the 1970's consistently voted one of their most popular.
The Bulldog's eccentric mechanical props were designed, built and constructed in my Dad's home workshop in Miramar. Personally, I consider these working props
genius enough to be on permanent display at Te Papa.
This performance also features me playing my extremely rare, custom-built, StripeOcaster guitar.
Fashioned on the day of the performance from a busted guitar discovered in a dumpster outside the Christchurch Town Hall and finished off with half a roll of gaffer tape, I reckon it deserves a place at Te Papa too.
(For more on Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band, go to History Chapter Two -Part Three by clicking here)