Garageland

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Garageland
Origin Auckland, New Zealand
Genres Indie rock, pop
Years active 1992-2002
2007-present
Labels Flying Nun Records
Foodchain Records
Discordant Records
CRS Records
Associated acts Black Drum, The Velvet Underground
Members Jeremy R. Eade
Dave Goodison
Mark Silvey
Andrew Gladstone
Past members Debbie Silvey
Andrew Claridge

Garageland was an indie rock band on New Zealand's Flying Nun record label. Influenced by Pixies, Pavement, The Clean and The Velvet Underground, they were critically acclaimed in the UK and United States for their well-crafted and catchy pop songs. The band took its name from Garageland, a song by The Clash. Their non-album single "Feel Alright" from 1998 included former The Velvet Underground member John Cale on piano.[1]

They re-formed for a one-off gig in Auckland in November 2007.[2]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Past members[edit]

  • Debbie Silvey - guitar, on early recordings including "Last Exit to Garageland"
  • Andrew Claridge - guitar

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
NZ
1997 Last Exit to Garageland 3
1999 Do What You Want 8
2002 Scorpiorighting
  • Label: CRS Records
  • Catalogue: FNCD452
13

Featured appearances[edit]

The group have appeared on several compilations over the years in New Zealand and overseas. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by Garageland.

Year Title Details
1995 Abbasalutely
1996 Popeyed
2001 100% Kiwi Rock
2001 Live At Helen's
2002 Under the Influence
2003 The Strip Soundtrack
  • Song: "Life Is So Sweet (theme song of The Strip)"
  • Label: Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa
2006 Flying Nun 25th Anniversary Box Set

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ
1995 "Come Back" 21 Come Back Special
1996 "Beelines To Heaven" 27
"Fingerpops" 29
"I'm Looking For What I Can't Get" 37 Last Exit To Garageland
1998 "Feel Alright" 'Non-album single'
1999 "Not Empty" 14 The Not Empty EP
"What You Gonna Do?" Do What You Want
"Kiss It All Goodbye"
2000 "Good Luck"
"Love Song"
"Gone" 15 Scorpio Righting
2001 "Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?"
"High Way"
"Life Is So Sweet"
"Crazy"

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