Dave Dobbyn formed DD Smash with legendary drummer Peter Warren and others in 1981, following the breakup of Th'Dudes. The new band released their debut album Cool Bananas in 1982. It became the first Kiwi album to debut at number one, and stayed in the NZ charts for 24 weeks. The following year classic single 'Outlook for Thursday' almost equalled that number, with 21 weeks in the chart. DD Smash won many NZ Music Awards and were a popular live act in both NZ and Australia. After the release of third and final DD Smash album The Optimist in 1984, Dobbyn began an extended solo career.
Dave Dobbyn and his DD Smash sidekick Peter "Rooda" Warren play dress-ups in this Aussie-made music video for the Kiwi classic. A skylarking Dobbyn gets to be a TV journalist, a filmmaker, and even a vicar; but it is heart-throb of the day Warren who bares his chest (and budgie-smugglers) as he is strapped into a sexy speed-racer jump suit. 80s big hair and make-up abound. What the Duran Duran-esque shenanigans have to do with the wistful sea shanty-style song is anyone's guess. Warren's model girlfriend of the time Debra Mains also makes an appearance.
A weather-themed clip for a weather-themed Kiwi classic that spent 21 weeks in the charts when it was first released. The quirky video (Auckland’s split personality climate is leveraged to fine effect) was played over and over on Ready to Roll and won Best Music Video at the 1983 Music Awards. It was directed by a young Andrew Shaw (of Hey Hey It’s Andy fame and now a TVNZ supremo). Dobbyn hams it up in Adidas trackies and yellow raincoat, and DD Smash drummer (and 1980s heart-throb) Peter “Rooda” Warren appears in his speedos — of course.