Damien Lovelock dies

Steve Cannane
Swellnet Dispatch

He dated Pam Burridge, attempted to kickstart a showbiz career for her, sung about surf legends like Kev "the Head" Brennan, and penned the theme to the Occ-Cast, so there's no questioning Damien Lovelock's influence on Australian surf culture.

Today, Lovelock died from cancer aged 65. The following is written by Steve Cannane.

There was no-one in the world like Damien Lovelock.

He was the charismatic lead singer with one of Australia's great live rock bands, the Celibate Rifles, and the man who taught Ryoho yoga to the NSW State of Origin rugby league team.

He was a spoken word performer who could riff for an hour about a bet he once placed on a sure thing at the Gosford dogs, who could then turn up at the SBS studios to give a lively dissertation to his great mate Les Murray about the genius of Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff.

To chat with Damien was like taking a mystery flight through the world of music, sport, philosophy and everyday life. The journey was always unpredictable, the conversation would usually land in one of two places, either deep insight or rib-cracking laughter.

Sadly, those riffs, those gigs, those gags, those enlightening conversations have come to an end after the rock-n-roller and raconteur died aged 65 of cancer at his home on Sydney's northern beaches.

The album cover for Roman Beach Party with Lovelock at right, and the Rifles longtime guitarist Kent Steedman

Damien Lovelock was born on May 21, 1954, in Amersham, a market town north-west of London that eventually became part of the city's commuter belt.

His parents had moved to the UK to try and make it in the music industry. His mother Joan Wilton was a jazz singer who had her own show on ABC Radio in the 1950s. His father Bill Lovelock was a television producer, musician, arranger and composer.

Bill had decided to study music and composition after working as a war crimes investigator at the end of World War II. Traumatised by what he had seen, he decided to spend his time pursuing the beauty of music.

Move from UK to Sydney

As Bill's career took off, the marriage broke down. Bill moved to New York where he wrote and produced songs for Burl Ives and Nina Simone. Joan returned to Sydney with their son.

Young Damien grew up in Sydney's eastern suburbs breathing in the sights and sounds of Bondi, Paddington and Rose Bay in the 1960s and 70s. He later turned those formative experiences into vivid stories in song and spoken word.

Damien's various careers as musician, yoga teacher, writer and football commentator all came about by accident. He was the quintessential man without a plan.

His mother died when he was 19, and with his father in the US, he had no immediate family to share his grief with. His life went off the rails. He took drugs, avoided work and found trouble. It took him a number of years to find his sense of purpose.

After a short stint in the country, he moved back to Sydney in 1980.

"I was trying to get going again and I was a bit freaked out, so I started writing songs for something to do," he told ABC Conversations in 2013.

He played those fledgling tunes to his girlfriend at the time and she encouraged him to keep writing.

At the age of 26, he answered a "Singer Wanted" ad on the noticeboard at a music store in Brookvale and soon after joined the Celibate Rifles.

Most of the band members had just finished high school. Damien's incisive lyrics delivered in a raspy Australian drawl with a laconic stage persona perfectly complimented the frenetic energy of a band who loved to play hard and fast.

The Rifles gained airplay on Double Jay, and then triple j, and toured the country at the peak of Australia's golden era of pub rock.

They were equally popular in the inner-city music scene as the suburban beer barns. They were smart, funny and developed a reputation for upstaging bigger name acts. But they never quite got the success they deserved.

Lovelock once described the Rifles as having an ability to "stand on stage and blow your head off". Playing live they were a force of nature.

'Bill Bonney Regrets' - Celibate Rifles

In 1986 the Celibate Rifles played their first overseas gig at CBGBs in New York, the legendary venue that launched the careers of Blondie, Talking Heads and Patti Smith. It was a dream come true for Lovelock. He thought of his mother Joan, who as a jazz singer dreamt of playing in New York.

"My mum never saw me sing and that was a big thing for me that night walking down to The Bowery," he said.

"I was thinking about my mum and how much it would've meant for her to see that.

"We got on stage and I was so terrified I didn't open my eyes for the first three or four songs. I just shut my eyes and concentrated on getting the words right and waited till this level of total panic dissolved."

The Rifles had no record distribution deals in the US at that stage, so Lovelock was blown away when he finally opened his eyes.

"There was about 50 people there and 40 of them were singing along with the song," he said.

"I remember walking home that night with my cousin, and I said to her if I died right now I wouldn't have felt like I missed a thing."

Lovelock played with the Rifles for 39 years and was planning more gigs before he died. The band released 13 standalone albums and a series of compilations. He also put out two solo albums.

Commentating a soccer game he didn't see

It was while he was hovering around the corridors at triple j, talking the leg off someone no doubt, that his career as a football commentator emerged from nowhere.

Someone realised the World Youth Cup was about to start at the Sydney Football Stadium that afternoon and Lovelock was asked if he knew anything about soccer. Of course he did … Before he knew it, he was at the stadium, but there was no accreditation waiting for him. He walked up to Oxford Street to see if any of the pubs were showing the game. No such luck. He found a payphone, dialled the triple j studio number and started his high wire act.

"I launched into a monologue about a football game I hadn't seen and didn't know the score of, using the Tibetan book of the Dead and the 49-day journey of the spirit and all these parallels and just went on and on," he told the Weekend Australian.

"When I finally stopped there was dead silence down the phone. Finally, the producer came back and I thought he'd say, 'Thanks mate, don't call us, we'll call you', but he was weeping with laughter — and that was it. My soccer reporting [career] was born."

Lovelock (right) spoke about his good mate Les Murray at the legendary soccer commentator's state funeral in 2017 (AAP Dean Lewins)

Lovelock went on to publish two books about football, have his own segment called Fan's Corner on The World Game on SBS and covered countless World Cups for ABC Radio.

Just as music had led to football, football then led to yoga.

Soccer injury led to yoga

His unforeseen emergence as a commentator revived his interest in the global game and he started playing park football again.

In 1995, he injured his neck during a match and nothing he tried could alleviate the pain.

An old World War II digger in the steam room at Manly Leagues club told him: "Oh mate, you've got to try that yoga business." Lovelock went to the next available class at the club and was hooked for life.

The yoga classes sorted out his debilitating neck injury and he embraced the practice to such a degree that he took a year off to learn how to teach it. He would end up helping others to recover from injury like he had himself.

A Lovelock yoga class was no place to empty the mind or reach union with a supreme spirit. In between poses Damien would give hilarious monologues about what was on his mind or happening in his own unique world.

One of his students described him as the Keith Richards of yoga. He was such a good teacher he was hired by professional football teams like the Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC and the NSW State of Origin team.

Damien was at all times a man who ran his own race, spoke his own mind and to hell with the consequences.

At school he boycotted compulsory cadets and was dropped from the rugby team for his troubles.

Once, in the 1990s, a highly influential ABC radio manager was giving him some unsolicited advice about how he could improve his regular segment on triple j.

"In my experience as a producer…" he began.

Damien did not like what he was hearing and cut him off mid-stream.

"Mate," he said in that distinctive drawl, "I don't think you could produce a turd with a bowl of All-Bran."

It was that kind of unfiltered comment that ended up doing him no favours in landing the high-profile gigs that others with less talent so easily fell into. But that was Damo. He instead relied on his late mother's advice: "Speak your own mind, absorb the beating, and carry on."

His door would always be open, literally

Damien loved the beach and it was a part of his daily ritual to walk up and down the sand at Newport and finish off with a bodysurf. He was not a slip, slop, slap kind of guy. His skin was like a cross between crocodile leather and a Burt Reynolds man tan.

I once stupidly asked him if he ever used sunscreen. "Mate," he said, looking at me as if I was a moron, "when you've been clinically dead three times, you don't worry about dying from kicking back."

He was that rare breed who always had the perfect comeback to any comment or question. During the Sydney Olympics, when locals were overly exuberant about welcoming visitors to our shores, he was somehow mistaken for a tourist. While on the escalator at Warringah Mall he was asked innocently: "So, what do you think of Sydney?" He turned around and deadpanned: "The first 46 years have been great, thanks."

Damien in many ways was a man at odds with the modern era. Money, materialism and social media were of little interest to him. As long as he could talk, play music, teach yoga, watch sport, walk along the beach and bodysurf he was happy.

He was furious when the 2G network was shut down and he could no longer use his silver Sharp flip-phone. He couldn't understand why you would need a phone for anything other than phone calls or text messages.

He took a curious disregard to having things stolen. Whether he was at home or not, the front door of his house in Bilgola Plateau would always be flung open, with the television on and the sound of football games blaring out into the street. Thankfully no-one ever stole his prized guitars.

He was similarly cavalier with his car. If you met him for a bodysurf at Newport Beach, the first thing you would see would be his Tarago in the north end of the car park, unlocked, windows down, a pair of sluggos hanging over the wing mirror, with his keys placed on the top of the front tyre.

His attitude to money and worldly goods was best summed up by his lyric in the Celibate Rifles's 1989 song O Salvation:

We're getting older but no more wise
I'm looking but I don't believe my eyes
Kids with machine guns selling crack
I've never seen a hearse with a luggage rack
One thing baby I know is true
You make it but you can't take it with you

Despite the harsh realities of living with late-stage cancer, he was playing gigs and teaching yoga right up until his last weeks. He was cracking jokes and telling stories right until the end.

He is survived by his son Luke, his pugs Alvis and Zoki, and countless friends and fans.

//STEVE CANNANE
© Australian Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.

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stunet commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 5:59pm

Tomorrow's early session soundtrack:

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flow commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:01pm

Legend.

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crg commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:29pm

Great words Steve Cannane.
Had the pleasure of meeting Damien years ago and you've captured his spirit perfectly.
RIP mate.

I'm not cheap,
But I'm free.

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:31pm

he was such a good 'un.

rip Damien Lovelock.

how good were the Rifles live.

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Lanky Dean commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:34pm

How good were they ?
THAT fucking good !!!!!!!

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boatie commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:35pm

played some gigs in a band supporting celibates in the 80's, Damien was one of a kind, a real observant songwriter who sung to his strengths
and I overheard him in a health food shop in Newport once explaining to the owner that Celibate Rifles were the best band ever - he was close if you were a fan, but a set of ear plugs was definitely a must otherwise you couldn't sleep for the ringing

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Vic Local commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 6:45pm

The Rifles also played a killer gig on Manly beach front as part of a protest about the ocean outfalls. From memory it was 87 or 88 and Manly stunk so bad from the shit being dumped just near Fairy Bower. RIP Damien.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 7:16pm

Couldn’t tell you one Rifles song but that’s a great piece by Steve.
Jeez cancer is fucked

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Purplepills commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 7:49pm

I did a yoga class he taught weekly only in June. He also did boxing classes. Geez thought he looked slim, he was cracking jokes and in a good frame of mind.

Rifles boxing day cruises on Sydney Harbour were legendary - RIP Lovelock

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 9:19pm

Damo over-rules the ref with Dreamteam Johnny & Les on Oz TV Football Heaven
Celibate Rifles or solo just as good, always gave 100%. Oz will miss him big time.

Great send off Stu...love that surftrack...

Crew will recall Damien's solo song shaped up iconic Surf Movie 'The Green Iguana'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b433sbZ-yDw

Oz salutes their #1 fanatical Beatnik Punk Basher...you did Oz proud! {R.I.P}

"On a Blue Phone at the Green Iguana"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ4zByWodjc&list=PLVWoTJvCYs3fe7yH7DsKJX...

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Elliedog commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 8:42pm

RIP............ its such a wonderful life!!!!!. Legend...blew the roof of the old Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle a few times.

Luba

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btheodore commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 8:47pm

A term used loosely...but not this time. A true Aussie Legend. Stood for everything Aussie n hardcore. Loved the music, loved his outlook. Truly missed. Best live gigs ever. Thanks for the beers mate. RIP Damo.

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mattlock commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 9:45pm

Very sad news. The Celibate Rifles have been an essential part of my "music life" for nearly 35 years.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 9:51pm

Wonderful eulogy. Sounds like he would have been a character and some.

Only saw them live once at the Playroom on the Goldie. Brought the farking house down.

RIP.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Lanky Dean commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:48pm

Amazing zen,
I'm a huge fan that never had the chance to see them live. (Little late to the party , age wise)
Don't think they ever received there true accolades.
So cool to read this.

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Fleazool commented Saturday, 3 Aug 2019 at 10:47pm

Celibate Rifles are an all time Aussie band. So good.
Sounds like a real character
Sad news
RIP

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xasperations commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 12:41am

The Celibate Rifles (Sex Pistols geddit geddit...) were the soundtrack to many a surf adventure. As the great man wrote in "Ocean Shore" - "if the purpose of life is not seeking pleasure, what would you recommend?" Walked it like he talked it. Rest in Peace kind Sir.

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Big Undie commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 4:38am

Cancer's fucked
Legend
Legendary Band
RIP Damien

Big Undie

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redmondo commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 8:01am

Great tribute takes me back to the the antler in the 80s. Hope your spirit gets some rest.

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ringmaster commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 8:19am

Sad news and another one of the good guys gone too soon. Rifles music will always be linked with good times past for me. He was a real funny/witty bastard as well. Vale Damien.

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Baron von Spatula commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 9:50am
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toneranger commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 9:58am

guys like that don't come along all that often.so sad.we've lost a great character and a rare "renaissance man"

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tubulargreen commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:03am

The last Rifles gig.
"Good to see some old faces here tonight, Well, let's face it... there's not much else but old fuckin' faces"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPvzYkSXOiA&fbclid=IwAR3q9rEImW0GWOsKWZr...

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amb commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 4:42pm

Thanks for sharing, have been listening to it for most of the afternoon, brought back good memories. Always found them a great band to put on loud while trying to stay awake driving on long surf trips (them and Radio Bridman) , Will be sadly missed.

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tubulargreen commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 7:54am

Yeah always great road trippin' music.
Seen the Celibate Rifles many times over the years. The last couple of gigs were two nights in a row in 2015... an acoustic gig the first night, followed by a ball tearing set the night after. Damien's banter in between songs was always entertaining.

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mibs-oner commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:16am

First heard of the celibate rifles in jack McCoy’s sons of fun as a 13yr old grom. Bought the CD and me and the boys still bang on about them. What a legend

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savanova commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:52am

Seen the rifles heaps of times the harbour cruise gigs were awesome. Legend lost.

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factotum commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 1:01pm

The turgid miasma of existence. Vale comrade.

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jacksprat commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 11:13am

Existence; turgid - Swollen, bloated? Pretentiously overblown? Miasma; stink or stench? I don't agree. And stay away for thesaurus. Everyone dies. RIP.

onetimeonly

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stunet commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 11:51am

Top Tip: Use Google search before posting.

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thermalben commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 11:53am

WTF.

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factotum commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 3:53pm

"As the title suggests, the struggle to get through the everyday is a major lyrical theme, and you don’t get much more relatable than that."

Actually, the title was so good they were gonna name a beer - a stout no less - after it!

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stunet commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 3:05pm

During his spoken word days he told a funny story about bodysurfing Third Dip, westside Oahu, in pink sluggos and being called out by da bruddas.

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jyoung commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 4:10pm

Introduced my 10 year old son to him outside the Brass Monkey about six months ago while getting a celebratory gelato about 9pm on a Friday night. Damien shook my boys hand and really engaged with him while I told my boy how much I loved the guys music and how they were in every good surf movie I watched as a kid. A chance encounter but I could tell he was a decent bloke from the way he interacted with us both.
Rest easy mate.

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Dazza27 commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 4:43pm

Very sad loss. Gave me the soundtrack to my life. RIP Damo

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niggly commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 6:29pm

rip
CR one of those rare bands that embed themselves in ones life and culture and identity .

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Lanky Dean commented Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 at 11:37pm

VALE
"Cold cold wind, for these are the hard days".

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thermalben commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 11:55am

Only managed to see 'em once - at Lennies! - but they were blisteringly good.

Used to cover a bunch of their songs too, way back in the day.

Vale Damien.

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euchat commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 1:07pm

What a sad day....what a legend. Saw them a few times the stand out gig being at the Greyhound in Melbourne which matched the band perfectly. Feeling for Steedman and the rest of the band today, RIP.

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mick-free commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 1:39pm

Stu, that story is awesome....tried a quick search but with no joy. I think it was on lunch time show between the cricket not long ago. Had me in stitches. Lucky to run in to him one day in my factory a few years ago and he came back again. Played for free for fundraiser ball Surfaid. A truly unique person. I never got to go to his yoga up in Warriewood and fully regret it now. We lost a good one there if not one of the alltime greats. RIP

Mick Free FIFOFOMO

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Allargo commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 10:51am

Great story of a wonderful life!

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surferjoe commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 5:57pm

Vale Damo...

Never saw the Rifles, but caught many of his expert commentator spots beside Mr Football, Les Murray on SBS ( Fans corner) and Tracey Holmes on both SBS TV and ABC radio, talking about round ball football..

One of the great loves of Damo's life, as Les Murray called it, the beautiful game.
Always enjoyed his knowledgeable left field asides and quirky stories that were a barrel of laughs, as he gave his entertaining and distinctive take on the world game, usually overseas football, EPL, Serie A, World Cups etc.

Don't know if was mentioned the band name 'Celibate Rifles' was a takeoff of the 'Sex Pistols'.

A unique life, very well lived, and will be sadly missed..

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theblacksheep commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 6:28pm

Rubber Soul ripcurl vhs soundtrack. Somehow I dubbed it onto a cassette tape. RIP legend

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theblacksheep commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 6:28pm

Rubber Soul ripcurl vhs soundtrack. Somehow I dubbed it onto a cassette tape. RIP legend

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benjis babe commented Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 7:21am

the celibates were my favourite band in Sydney during the 80's. RIP Damien. I hope your enjoying endless summer reruns. these guys were legends. many a night spent at Selina's and trade union club at their gigs. those were the days

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 10:11am

I bought my first release copy of Turgid Miasma of Existence on vinyl from the record shop on top of the hill in Ulladulla in 1986 when I was a member of the "Bob Hawke surf team". The hole is drilled off centre [or the groove is pressed off centre]. It gives it a slightly off key circular sound. Bill Bonney Regrets sounds extra warped as does the guitars in Sentinal. We truly thrashed that thing. Unemployed surf bums with an array of trashed boards singing Celebate Rifles songs in the line up. Anyone else's copy like that?

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 10 Aug 2019 at 12:38am

ABC Rage Tribute is on Now! (Friday Night)

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 at 12:35pm

Sad news, but glad he burned our bright.

Saw them many times over the years and glad i made the effort to see them twice in the last ten years, even had a bit of a chin wag with him in the tote toilets last time i saw them.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 at 12:35pm

Sad news, but glad he burned our bright.

Saw them many times over the years and glad i made the effort to see them twice in the last ten years, even had a bit of a chin wag with him in the tote toilets last time i saw them.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 9:37pm

Socceroos vs Nepal [LIVE] Commentary by Damo's Black Arm Band Aid

Damo! "Dalai Lama ..."How'z ya Karma!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMc_ustxhGU&list=PLVWoTJvCYs3fCw5d7cO4Rg...

ABC [LIVE TV] Oi! Oi! Oi!...(Give the NBN a minute to kick in...it'll come good!)
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/abc-nsw-live-stream/video/LS1802H001S00

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 11:00pm

To Celebrate Celibate Damo's first Home & Away Victory...
tbb went rifling thru factotum's "Damo wake catalogue"...That.That.That. + 2 of them!
There's a few Posters & some mangy vidz of "Damo The Musical"

Look alive crew! We're going into Extra Time...

https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/celibate-rifles-je...

https://gongscene.com.au/damo-the-musical-enmore-theatre-newtown/

http://www.i94bar.com/news/damo-the-musical-moves-uptown

No Way! A Gritty Grungy Grainy Penalty [Shoot Out!]....Damo's gotta luv that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2_tHSzYMaQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsyG_K7sH2Q

swellnet Match Up was part Rigged Up by Factotum for - {12th Socceroo! Damo}

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factotum commented Friday, 11 Oct 2019 at 7:18pm

A very worthy gig, TBB. Defo worth the effort.

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mungbean commented Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 at 4:28pm

Awesome band - first saw them at QUT rec club in Brisbane around 91'. High energy madness. Blind Ear a legendary album. Saw a clip for Electrovision Mantra on Rage in the day.. the overextended pulsating intro of the song set to footage of grinding G-land at 10 foot with some dude hammering down the line; an epic film clip to an epic song; not even sure it was official or some sort of thrown together mash up. Went searching net for it recently but can't find. thanks Damien for the memories. RIP..

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 13 Oct 2019 at 1:39pm

mungbean Electrovision Mantra Surf Flick Festival in aid of Damo's exhumation!

G Land 10ft sampler "Best Surf Flick rip ever!" /(C../(C../(C../(C../(C.. [5 Hueys]
Not compatible with Dutto's arse end regionally zoned backwater hick location area!

Choose from one of our following multi zone cheap rate rather poor imitations...

Kirra SUP posse poking fun knockoff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4aWRSvCG7Q

Costa Rica Secret Spot POV ripoff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6uSPx9YOi4

Brazzo Jetty Loggerz Comp Copy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfcnTdDkd0w

All at Sea fishy sample
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhDxEH-0Wpo

Long live the Mantra Rays all hail Damo.