The Hippos (Australia)
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|Origin||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Genres||Blues and Roots|
|Years active||1986 - 2003|
|Labels||Warner Music Group|
The original band members included:
- Leszek (Lez) Karski - guitar, lead vocals. (Left to join the Bondi Cigars.)
- John Power - bass, lead vocals.
- Ace Follington - drums. (Left to join the Bondi Cigars.)
- Ian Jones - saxophone, percussion, backing vocals.
- Bridie King - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals.
Other musicians included:
- David McBride - trombone. (Hippocracy)
- Nigel Harris - trumpet. (Hippocracy)
- Tim Reeves - drums.
- Matt Morrison - drums.
- Rory McKibbon - guitar.
- Phil Groves - keyboards.
- Mammal On The Move (1986)
- Hippocracy (1988) (WEA 255526.2)
- Hippocalypse (1989) (WEA 256713.2)
- Creatures From The Back Saloon (1993) (Exile Records/Festival D31060)
- Dark Age (single) (May, 1988) (WEA 7-258002) B-side was "Rodent Operative". Entered at 45 on the ARIA Singles chart on September 11, 1988, dropped out then re-entered at 49 a fortnight later, went to 48 on October 2 then dropped out of the chart. A promotional video of the song was made at the Bridge Hotel in Sydney, NSW.
- Breaking Up Somebody's Home (1988) (WEA 7-257885) B-side was "The Tiny Blues"
- Time and Motion (single) (September, 1989) (WEA 7-257458) B-side was "Ded Fred"
- Eat At Home (single) (March, 1990) (WEA 7-257353) B-side was "Puppy Fat"
|1989||ARIA||Breakthrough Artist - Single||Dark Age||Nominated|
|1989||ARIA||Engineer of the Year||Dark Age||Nominated|
|1989||ARIA||Producer of the Year||Dark Age||Nominated|