Hunters & Collectors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, Hunters And Collectors experimented with a punk/funk style, drawing comparisons in some quarters to Talking Heads, something that earned them a strong following on the Australian alternative music scene. The core members of the group have over the years comprised Mark Seymour (guitar, lead vocals), Jeremy Smith (keyboards, saxophone), Doug Falconer (drums), John Archer (bass), Martin Lubran (guitar), Geoff Crosbie (keyboards), Greg Perano (percussion), and trombonists Michael Waters and Jack Howard (trombone). The band recorded a single, two EPs and an album in 1982. Their debut album incorporated harsh brass instruments and their second album extended this further, but their experimentation failed to impress the public. Once the band began to focus on lead singer Mark Seymour’s lyrics and songwriting about troubled relationships, his anguished voice propelled the band to new heights. The music took on a more solid,...

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