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Hero image for Grunt Machine - Andy Anderson spoof interview with John Clarke

Grunt Machine - Andy Anderson spoof interview with John Clarke

Television (Excerpts) – 1975

The airport interview with the visiting overseas celebrity was very much a staple of 70s New Zealand TV — but in this encounter the location looks suspiciously like NZBC's Avalon studios, and rock star Hiram W Violent bears more than a passing resemblance to John Clarke (of Fred Dagg fame). The wardrobe department has had a thorough ransacking and the question of Hiram's ability with the guitar remains thankfully moot. The interviewer is original Grunt Machine presenter and actor/musician Andy Anderson (who later starred in Gloss and The Sullivans).

Wonderful to be here, wonderful country, really is far out, incredible, wonderful, wonderful, beautiful. Very happy to be here.
– Hiram W. Violent

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