The Pineapples from the Dawn of Time
|Pineapples from the Dawn Of Time|
|Genres||punk rock, psychedelic rock,|
|Years active||1985–1988, 2000-|
|Associated acts||The Leftovers, Young Identities, The Riptides, The Kingswoods, Lovs E Blur, The Pits, The Plug Uglies|
Mark C. Halstead
|Past members||Michael Hiron
The band began as a quartet, featuring Michael Gilmore on vocals, Clem Lukey on guitar/vocals, and Rod McLeod on bass and teeth. The fourth member was a very dinky drum machine (brand forgotten). Lead guitarist Peter Kroll often played with them, eventually becoming part of the band by virtue of always turning up and playing.
Often adorned in ridiculous costumes, and with added members (and a real drummer), the band played around Brisbane between 1985 and 1987 while gaining a cult following due to their on-stage antics and songs about mass murderers, science fiction shows, drugs and songs centering the life and times of 60s counterculture icon Charles Manson. In that time, the Pineapples released the double A side single Saha/Too Much Acid? and an LP, Shocker - both of which sold out shortly after their respective launches. Due to the band members varying side-projects, the group began its lengthy hiatus in 1988.
In the year 2000, the band are asked to reform in celebration of Brisbane's independent broadcaster 4ZZZ's 25th anniversary celebrations. A secret show was performed after the event at the art gallery, Double Helix. A year later, drummer Michael Hiron died at his home. A tribute show was organised to commemorate his life and band assembled a line-up as a tribute Hiron's musical legacy.
With the encouragement of fans, the band played several shows shortly after Hiron's tribute concert as Pensioners from the Dawn of Time, before settling back to the group's original moniker and playing sporadically through the decade.
The band appeared in July 2007 at the Queensland Music Festival's Pig City event at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, along with The Saints, Regurgitator, Kev Carmody, The Riptides, The Parameters and an impromptu performance by the Black Assassins.
- "Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time". Rave Magazine / Brisbane Street Press. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-13.