Music: New Zealand Music Month – Shihad

DebE —  May 27, 2012 — 1 Comment

Yep, the band that temporarily changed their name to Pacifier (after one of their songs) when they were trying to break the American market … all because of 9/11 and the fact that their name rhymes with “jihad”. But, then they changed it back again, so that’s OK.

First up, this might not be one of their most popular singles (they are huge band here in NZ, though), but this is a song I’ve always considered “mine” … “Deb’s Night Out”…

One of my absolute favourite Shihad songs would have to be “Sleepeater” … it’s so danceable.

I could post a ton of songs by these guys, so I do recommend checking them out if you like what I’ve stuck up here … maybe even if you’re a little iffy, because their sound has evolved greatly over the years. They’ve done some real raw rock and some clean pop rock.

But, I’m just gonna put “Pacifier” up cos they look cool in their “Clockwork Orange” get-up.

Oh, all right. One more. This is one of my faves:




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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