...off to a Flying Start since Sunday 15th August 2010

...off to a Flying Start since Sunday 15th August 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This is somewhat of a greatest hits package that I put togetther of my brother Kyle's rock group called Blackboard Jungle.Although they recently changed their name to Asshole Rebel Unit I thought it best to stick with the old moniker as most of the tracks included are from that period.Steve plays bass and handles most of the vocals,Kyle plays guitar and sings on "I'm So Bored",Chris plays drums and unfortunately I have forgotten the other two musos names who sometimes play with these guys(I will add this information when I get the data).
They regularly practice every Saturday at Steve's house under the trees next to Canterbury University on the banks of the mighty Ilam Stream.I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of practices and they are a low key affair with instruments being shared in a rather socialist manner.No rock star egos here...
No-one knows about them due to their lack of interest in self-promotion and I think it adds to the home-on-the-ranch vibe of these recordings. I reckon they should play to the public more often outside their idyllic headquarters but they seem content in their ways. It's punk,funk,metal,reggae,brain splurge paranoia and cathartic frustration..
Anyhow,I am a fan and here it is for your consumption;I just hope more people get to hear this ultra-underzone Christchurch band and perhaps they will play a Battle of the Bands sometime soon...

P.s.All recordings were done on one microphone sent into Kyle's laptop.This is lo-fi so have a smoke...


  1. Hey there! Cool blog! Joshy told me to check you out... looks like I'll be checking out more of your stuff! Anyhoo, just thouht I'd let you know I dig it lots!

  2. thanks for the encouragement buddy...

  3. Thanks Lynton, I have finally checked out your online homage to Blackboard Jungle, nice photos, nice biography, BUT, I can't find any links for the music or tracklisting.

    - Kyle Denovan

  4. I figured it out, I agree with most of your track selection except for the lower-than-usual sound quality on "Chopstick City" & "Kitchen Sink Rock" that I would have left off the compilation and also the last 2 minutes is missing from "Dancing With The Devil".

    The photos are awesome (once again, like I said in my last post).

    4 out of 5 stars.

    Nearly Perfect !!!