Push Push (band)
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Cover of the 1992 album A Trillion Shades of Happy
|Origin||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Genres||Rock, Glam metal|
|Labels||Tall Poppy Records
|Past members||Mikey Havoc
Former Auckland Rangitoto College students Mikey Havoc (vocals), Ken "Kenny" Green (drummer), Andy Kane (aka Andy Wilson, lead guitar), and Steve Abplanalp (bass) formed the band around 1985/86. Silver (Shayne Silver, guitar) then joined, followed by Scott Cortese (drummer, formerly in the band Whiskey and Lace) who replaced Green.
The band released their debut album A Trillion Shades of Happy in 1992. Their first single "Trippin'" was recorded at Airforce Studios (Auckland), with the drum track for done in one take. The song went to #1 in New Zealand. The bonus track "I Love My Leather Jacket" was recorded at The Lab. Backing vocals on the track 'Dig My World' were provided by Jan Hellriegel
The band opened for AC/DC at Mount Smart Stadium in 1992. Apparently the band drew straws to see who was going to walk onstage first as there were around 50,000 people in the crowd so they were all pretty nervous (Scott Cortese the drummer drew the short straw). Their set ended prematurely however because a fire started under the stage and Mikey Havoc announced this to the crowd which the promoters didn't like. They also blew up the speaker system so AC/DC weren't able to play as loudly as they normally did.
The band performed this on the first Hey Hey It's Saturday (Australian entertainment) show broadcast in New Zealand. "Song 27" and "What My Baby Likes" were further New Zealand Top 10 hits for the band, although neither charted in Australia.
In 1991 PUSH PUSH was awarded the top band award and best video award for trippin at the RIANZ awards.
|1991||A Trillion Shades of Happy||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1991||"Trippin'"||1||25||A Trillion Shades of Happy|
|1992||"What My Baby Likes"||4||—|
|Video of the Year||"Trippin'" Mauger Bros||Won|
|Single of the Year||"Trippin'"||Nominated|
|Best Male Vocalist||Mikey Havoc||Nominated|
- The Big City
- Push Push (NZ On Screen)
- Elsewhere - Push Push: Do Ya Love Me? (1991)
- Facebook - (PUSH PUSH Appreciation Group)
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