Straitjacket Fits

Straitjacket Fits were among the most successful of the 1980s Dunedin bands. Debut EP Life In One Chord (1987) spawned explosive classic 'She Speeds'. The unlikely melding of Shayne (Dimmer) Carter's snarling sonic edge and Andrew Brough's pop instincts saw world domination hailed as imminent. In 1992 Melody Maker called them the world's weirdest and best guitar band. After Hail, Melt and Brough-less third album Blow, they split in 1994 after much touring. In 2005 they did a reunion tour. Andrew Brough ultimately chose not to play. Bassist David Wood died in November 2010; Brough died in February 2020.