Taken By Force

23/03/2014

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 …

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

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And the cameraman!

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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.