From The Archives (God)
80s Wave / Rock / Pop / Punk
“Louis Tillett's first band, the Wet Taxis, commenced life as an experimental outfit in the manner of fellow Sydneysiders Severed Heads and Scattered Order before taking on a tougher 1960s-influenced direction. Their classic debut single on the Hot label, ‘C’mon’ (1984), boasted an authentic garage/R&B sound heavily influenced by such American garage/punk bands as the Moving Sidewalks, We the People and the Chocolate Watchband plus legendary Australian group the Atlantics (who originally issued the song as ‘Come On’ in 1967). Alongside the likes of Died Pretty, the Celibate Rifles, the Lime Spiders, the New Christs, the Hoodoo Gurus and the Eastern Dark, the Wet Taxis came to epitomize the Australian garage rock sound and aesthetic of the 1980s. The band’s only album was the appropriately named From the Archives” (that striped sunlight sound blogspot)
First reissue since 1984’s original Hot Records vinyl. Limited edition of 300 on “color in color” red and black vinyl. Fully remastered!!!