- Sardine v
Sardine v (or just Sardine) was an Australian
post-punkband, formed by Ian Rilen(ex-X , Rose Tattoo) and Stephanie Rilen(aka Stephanie Russell Falconer) APRA Works search: http://www.apra.com.au/cms/worksearch/worksearch.srvlt?action=workSearch] in Sydneyin 1980. They broke up in 1983and Ian Rilen went back to playing with X.
The band formed after Ian bought a keyboard for his children. "I didn't know [Stephanie] played until I bought a keyboard for the kids and I was writing songs in my room at the house. She just walked by and played a line on the keyboards. I said: 'Do that again'." [http://www.i94bar.com/ints/rilen3.html]
Although hard-working and popular live (playing to crowds of 800-1000), the band's recordings were never up to suitable quality and they failed to make it big. A video of 1982 version of Sardine performing "Sudan" (written by Falconer) ] on ABC-TV's "Countdown" is available on YouTube [http://youtube.com/watch?v=H9e2MdYTDf0] and shows Ian Rilen on guitar, Stephanie Rilen on keyboards and lead vocals,
Johanna Pigotton bass guitar.
Their influence was still felt.
Hunters & Collectorscovered "Stuck On You" (written by I Rilen, S Falconer) ] on their 1986album " Human Frailty" and added it to their set [http://www.seanleader.com/hunnas/songs/stuck_on_you.htm] , and both tracks from the single featured on compilation albums. The Deadly Humecovered "I Hate You" on the Phantom Recordstenth anniversary compilation "Assorted Desecrations And Magnificent Mutations" (1988).
Ian Rilen— guitar, vocals (1980-83)
*Stephanie Rilen — keyboard, vocals (1980-83)
*Phil Hall — bass (1980-82)
*Greg Skehill — drums (1980-81)
Barton Price— drums (1981-82)
Johanna Pigott— bass (1982)
*John Lloyd — drums (1982)
*Stuart Dunlop — bass (1982-83)
*Craig Rossi — drums (1983)
* "Sabotage"/"Sudan" 7" single (White Label Records, 1982) — produced by
*"I Hate You" mini-LP (Phantom PH-18, 1983)
*"Stuck On You" (track on "Fast Forward" FF008/009, 1982)
*"Sabotage" (track on "The Mushroom Story: The Hits Of The Eighties Vol 2", Mushroom MUSH33136.2, 1998)
*"Sudan" (track on "Tales from the Australian Underground: Singles 1976-1989", 2003)
* [http://hem.passagen.se/honga/database/s/sardinev.html Sardine v] (Australian Rock Database)
* [http://www.i94bar.com/ints/rilen3.html Ian Rilen, part 3] (I-94 Bar)
* [http://www.seanleader.com/hunnas/songs/stuck_on_you.htm Hunters & Collectors: Stuck On You] (lyrics)
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