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Citizen Band

Geoff Chunn (guitar/vocals) replaced by Roland Killeen (1980) Greg Clark (guitar) Mike Chunn (bass) Brent Eccles (drums)

Citizen Band formed in 1977. Brothers Geoff and Mike Chunn, had previously played with Split Enz. Mike had also played with Space Waltz as had Greg Clark and Brent Eccles. Geoff Chunn wrote the songs. "Julia" (59) and "Rust In My Car" made APRA's list of top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time in 2001.

The Band folded in 1981 after Brent Eccles left to join successful Australian band The Angels. Mike Chunn has remained working within the industry having been General Manager for Mushroom Records and APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) as well as founding the Play it Strange Trust in 2003 which promotes songwriting and performance by young New Zealanders. He also published a book, "Stranger Than Fiction: The Life and Times of Split Enz" in 2013.

Discography

Singles:

Sep 1977 In A Lifetime/Good Morning Citizen - Mandrill M 10007
1978 I Feel Good/My Pohutukawa - Mandrill DRILL 4
1978 The Ladder Song/Martian Spaceman - Mandrill
1978 Somebody Else/Holy Falule - Mandrill DRILL 11
1979 Julia/Blue Lagoon - CBS
1979 Rust In My Car/Dig That Tex - CBS BA 222562
1979 No Stereo/S.O.S. - CBS
1980 Home Tonight/Pyjamas/I Want To Be Happy - CBS BA 222750

Albums:

1978 Citizen Band - Mandrill MAN 2 #27 The Office Come Alive
1979 Just Drove Through Town - CBS SBP237349#18
1980 Bootleg - CBS CSP129
1993 Rust In My Car (compilation) - Sony Music 474 167-2

More Video Links

Julia - Live: So Sacred Concert
Rust In My Car - Geoff Chun Instrumental
Chunn House Concert - excerpt

Audio Links

General Links

Wikipedia Facebook
Citizen Band - Bruce Sergent's Citizen Band Page
Last FM - Citizen Band Bio
NZ Herald - Sep 6 2012: Gluepot Reunion