Jane Gazzo is Reforming Her Old 90s Punk Band Rubher - Noise11.com
Rubher

Rubher featuring Jane Gazzo

Jane Gazzo is Reforming Her Old 90s Punk Band Rubher

by Paul Cashmere on March 19, 2018

in News

Jane Gazzo’s old band Rubher is getting back together.

Rubher formed in Brisbane in the 90s with Gazzo fronting the band. In a Facebook post Jane announced “Yes my band Rubher are reforming for a one-off show with our mates @themavissofficial at The Prince May 11th! Getting the band and dear friends together again! Nervous but super delighted”.

One of their songs ‘Johnny Peel Is Dead’ even got back to iconic British DJ John Peel who played it on his show in 1995. According to Peel’s Wiki Peel said, “Last week I got a record from Rubher, which is spelled R-U-B-H-E-R from Australia on Lighthouse records, it’s an EP called Big Red Truck. I was looking at it, looking at the titles, one of them says Johnny Peel Is Dead and I thought that’s a bit grim, it must have been some Australian bloke called Johnny Peel, a bit of a coincidence, but no it turns out this isn’t the case at all and here’s something from an Australian newspaper, it says the last song from the EP is titled Johnny Peel Is Dead. When I asked the origins of the song, I have a small history lesson thrust upon me by the band, my god, don’t you know, and you call yourself a music journo. John Peel is the Radio 1 DJ, who discovered punk in the 70’s and new wave in the 1980’s, I certainly did everybody, in fact I was in all of those bands and he said, what does he go on to say, he started out doing pirate shows on the ships during the WAR !! it says, I mean that would make me like 75 or something, because they couldn’t have music on. I don’t know if you know the story, there was a time when no radio stations in England would play pop music, so all these DJ’s used to get boats and go out to the middle of the sea where they could reach Europe and they used to play pop music and it was really successful and so it goes on in a similar vain, but the record of course is really rather grim because Johnny Peel, nobody who knows me of course would call me Johnny, well at least not twice, but Johnny Peel Is Dead, well it’s me and I’m sampled on it, but I thought I play it, you know, you feel safer way in a funny way.”

As Jane said on Facebook Rubher’s reunion (at this stage) is a-one off. See them May 11 with The Mavis’s at The Prince in Melbourne.

A selection of Rubher’s “greatest hits”:

Johnny Peel Is Dead

Headache

T-Shirt

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Lisa Edwards Im Still The Woman
Lisa Edwards Excavates Back To The 90s For Unused Randy Goodrum Song ‘I’m Still The Woman’

Lisa Edwards went way back to the early 90s to choose the song that was to become the title track of her new album ‘I’m Still The Woman’. The song was written for her by Grammy Award winning songwriter Randy Goodrum.

3 days ago
Soul Asylum
Soul Asylum Finally Set Dates For Last Years Album Tour

Lockdown sidelined Soul Asylum in 2020 but the band will finally go back on the road to tour 2020’s ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ for the first time.

4 days ago
Sinead O'Connor photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sinead O’Connor Backs Away From Retirement Announcement

Sinead O'Connor has "retracted" her retirement announcement.

4 days ago
Coldplay perform at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Friday 9 December 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Coldplay Premiere ‘Higher Power’ Video

Coldplay have a new video for ‘Higher Power’.

4 days ago
Rob Zombie - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rob Zombie To Remake The Munsters

Rob Zombie’s next project is a visit to 1313 Mockingbird Lane to reboot The Munsters.

5 days ago
Boom Crash Opera
Boom Crash Opera Reschedule June Dates

Boom Crash Opera have had to amend five dates for the upcoming Kick It Out Live tour due to Covid restrictions.

6 days ago
Shania Twain, music news, noise11.com
Shania Twain Sets Herself Christmas Deadline For Album

Shania Twain has urged fans to be "patient" as they await her first new album since 2017 - which she hopes to release by Christmas.

6 days ago