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The Straitjacket Fits were one of the most accomplished of the 1980s Dunedin bands. 1987 EP, Life In One Chord spawned the driving guitar classic, 'She Speeds'. The unlikely melding of Shayne (Dimmer) Carter's snarling sonic edge and Andrew Brough's liquid pop instinct saw world domination hailed as imminent. Melody Maker in 1992 gushed they're "the weirdest guitar band in the world. They're also the best." After Hail, Melt and their Brough-less third album Blow, they disbanded in 1994. They were inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

 

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