Cal CrillyCal Crilly - "We'll Act started out when Schaeff rang me after he saw this picture for a band ad where I said I wanted to start a band with "death, blackness and humour" a Bauhaus quote....
We met on Nov 1st 1984 at the Hungry Jack's Circle in the Queen St Mall, that was the end of the Mall back then.
Schaeff was with a skinhead girl I think called Nicole who was getting filmed by a group of Kelvin Grove art students for a project, that messed up video must be out there somewhere.
We went to the Riverside wharves and got drunk on Brandovino, first and last time for me, that's the last I remember....
I woke up in the watchhouse with my face flat to the floor, when I got to Roma St. Railway Station and looked in a mirror my hair was up in spikes on one side from the puke.
Schaeff had ended up in a fight and was taken to hospital.
We lost contact for a month or more.
Leo Fatseas was with us that night and when I later went to see Johnny Rotten and Public Image Ltd. play I bumped into him and that's how Act started..." what better way to describe a band than to lift one of the members own comments :)
read lots more about Act and other Cal Crilly related bands on his Star Sludge blog found here
http://www.mp3.com.au/act courtesy of Cal
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From memory this is a song about a cat that belonged to Brett and Scott Younger from 'post no bills' . 4 zZz announcer Troy Gibson aka Troy Frehley aka Jump Freely was in a phase of prolonged deep meditation on all things metaphysical ( especially things concerning the yin and yang of life) and one day at the 'post no bills' house saw the cat flying about and thought - good idea for a song. The track was recorded by fellow ZZZ announcer Dave Lennon (studying at milton SAE) with (from memory) ACT ppl backing up.. maybe Marcello on drums and Cal on geeetar.. dunno about Steven on bass but maybe-- certainly Greg Fryer was at the session as his unmistakable " MAAATTTE!!" finishes the song so its probably him playing bass.. Ildiko Putnoki from 'post no bills' did some keyboards as well .. anyhooo minor details.. The heavy 'meditation' of the time coincided well with their preoccupation with Barrett era floyd and this song shows its roots- a shambolic "Lucifer Sam" type ditty. It existed in cart form around ZZZ for some time and even got into the 1988 hot 100 at 72..- listed as an Act song..
most in the band would mutate into Alien Virus.
Shaeff would often talk of doing more music, but nothing transpired as far as I know.
Steven Stanley would head off to the deep north and get into IT
Marcello would get the Toothfaeries happening..
Greg would later disappear to Adelaide with another ZZZ announcer to study music proper and get the "lee harvey and the oswalds" project up.
Update thanks to Mr Anon who posted these links
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