Taken By Force

There’s a bloke who goes down the dog park. He told me once that he’d been in a band and they’d had their band photo taken outside the Newcastle Gas and Coke building, back in the 80s or similar. It is a great place for a band pic; I mean, gas and coke?

Next best venue in Hamilton North would have to be Styx Creek, or even better the bridge over Chatham Road. Like, right about here …


The atmosphere: dark, brooding. The lads: tattooed, dark, brooding. Even the lighting boy was tattooed, dark and brooding.


And the cameraman!


Unfortunately, there’s nothing dark or brooding about Jambo. He bounced around, being all waggy tale and “Throw the ball!” They were a good-natured bunch. So next time you’re in you’re record shop and looking to pick up some vinyl, go no further than Taken By Force. You saw it here first.

2 Responses to Taken By Force

  1. Megan says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve visited ‘Hamilton North’ but I should come here more often. It’s great to see you are keeping up this lovely blog. And all power to Taken by Force’s publicist for appreciating the aesthetic possibilities of Styx Creek.

  2. Mark MacLean says:

    Hi Megan

    I’m like you: an occasional dropper inner of blogs, rather than a dedicated follower. Nice to see you back though!


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