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Homegrown Profiles: Shihad

Television (Full Length) – 2005

This episode of C4's music series Homegrown Profiles looks at the long career of New Zealand heavy rock's favourite sons Shihad. Singer Jon Toogood talks frankly about the band's highs and lows, from forming at Wellington High School to the release of Love is the New Hate in 2005 (when this was made). In a sometimes brutally honest self-appraisal, Toogood talks about the band's success in Australia being tempered with too much drug-taking and ego, their ill-fated name change, and the great American dream that didn't quite work out as planned. 

I remember writing The General Electric, the song, and thinking this doesn't sound like anybody but it's hard rock and it's metal and it's all the things I like about being in this band.
– Jon Toogood

Key Cast & Crew

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Jane Yee

Director, Interviewer

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Leanda Borrett


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Mikee Carpinter


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Haimona Ngata


Produced by

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C4 Music Television


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MediaWorks NZ