The Terminals

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The Terminals
OriginNew Zealand
Flying Nun Records
MembersStephen Cogle
Mick Elborado
Peter Stapleton
Brian Crook
John Chrisstoffels
Past membersRoss Humphries
Susan Heney
Maryrose Crook

The Terminals are an alternative rock band from New Zealand. They released material on the Xpressway and Flying Nun labels.


The band was formed in 1988, with several members being veterans of other bands. Vocalist Stephen Cogle and drummer Peter Stapleton had both been members of The Victor Dimisich Band in the early 1980s, Stapleton also playing with The Pin Group and Scorched Earth Policy.[1] Guitarist Ross Humphries was an ex-member of The Pin Group, and Mick Elborado played bass and keyboards with Scorched Earth Policy.[1] Signing to Flying Nun, the band's debut release was the Disconnect EP in 1988, followed by two albums for the label. Humphries was replaced by former Scorched Earth Policy guitarist Brian Crook. The band moved to the Xpressway label for their third album, Touch.[1] Little Things followed in 1995.[1]

Band members[edit]

Original line-up[edit]

  • Stephen Cogle (guitar/vocals)
  • Ross Humphries (guitar/vocals)
  • Susan Heney (bass)
  • Mick Elborado (organ)
  • Peter Stapleton (drums)

Later line-up[edit]

  • Stephen Cogle (guitar/vocals)
  • Brian Crook (guitar/vocals)
  • John Chrisstoffels (bass)
  • Mick Elborado (organ)
  • Peter Stapleton (drums)


Date of Release Title Label Charted Certification Catalog Number
1990 Uncoffined Flying Nun Records

Festival Records

- - FN116


1991 Disease Xpressway - -
1992 Touch Raffmond Records - -
1995 Little Things Raffmond Records - -
2007 Last Days Of The Sun Last Visible Dog - - LVD 116
2017 Antiseptic Ba Da Bing Records - - BING129
1988 Disconnect Flying Nun Records - - FN091
1992 Cul-de-sac Flying Nun Records - - FN231
2014 Singles & Sundries Ba Da Bing Records - - BING 104
Live album
1997 Live Medication Records - -

Featured appearances[edit]

The group have appeared on a few compilations since their inception in New Zealand and Australia. The following is a list of these albums that have featured tracks by The Terminals.


Year Single Album NZ Singles Chart Certification
1990 "Do The Void" - -
1993 "Black Creek" - -
1992 "Witchdoctors" - -
1996 "Medusa" - -


  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 1024

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