Discography
WHEN GOOD TIMES GO GOOD

ALBUM RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2008
CATALOGUE# SHOCK 0403
RECORDED BY WAYNE CONNOLLY
PRODUCED BY JIM MOGINIE

Track listing
1. UNDERWHELMED
2. LOVE RADAR
3. FIGHT ME: IíM 40
4. BABY DALE
5. BEST WORK ALONE
6. BACK TO BEING ME
7. SUNDAY DRIVE
8. GET ME THROUGH THE NIGHT
9. HOW WE GONNA LIVE?
10. EXPLORERS WHO DIDNíT FIND ANYTHING
11. GET IN LINE
12. OUT ON YOUR OWN
We always like our new albums best. They make the others fade into the background and look sepia toned. The old albums become like yellowed newspaper lining an old suitcase containing out of date fashions packed in mothballs. The great thing about our latest releases is that they are always so Available! The old ones get deleted, sell out, and become rare and hard to come by. We have to burn copies of them for ardent fans who canít find second hand copies on eBay and that costs us money. When Good Times Go good is our 9th album. Thank God we didnít form in China under their One Album policy. We worked with Wayne Connolly again and also Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil. Doctor fans will enjoy the fact that he has five songs on this record. The song Back To Being Me was originally written for Footage Missing. Ted employed some powerful advocacy to ensure that this tune, overlooked for 6 years, finally made it on to a record. The title for this album was conceived in a swimming pool in Thailand. Do you realise we have never put a Doctor song first on a Fauves album? Or that Doug has not played guitar since the intro to Crashing Bore on Drive Through Charisma back in 1993? Or that Ted has performed hand claps on each of our last three albums? Or that no Coxy album title suggestion has ever been adopted for an official release?

PREFER OTHERS

RELEASED: JUNE 2007


Track listing
1.WHEN THE TOUR WENT PRO
2.COMMON ASSESSMENT TASK
3.THE DIRT-BIKE OPTION
4.GET INTO RETAIL
5.SUITCASE OF CARTER BROWNS
6.ITíS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I FELT THAT THRILL
7.GIVING UP DRINKING
8. BIGGER THAN TINA 2
9. COMING HOME
10. BORG
11. GLOMESH
12. AIM TO PLEASE
13. PHOTO ALBUMS
14. MONSTER TRUCK SHOW
15. HAND SOLO
16. EASY (EASY)
17. MARIJUANA IS GODíS CURRENCY
18. ITíS NOT í74 ANYMORE
19. HANGING ROCK
20. WORKING FOH
21. HE NEEDS HIS OWN TONIGHT SHOW
22. YOUíRE THE VOICE
23. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED
Prefer Others is a B-side compilation of rare quality. A Fauves B-side is another bandís A-side and this album contains some great material. We initially wanted to compile every B-side we had ever released, as virtually none of them are available commercially. This would have required releasing three CDs, however, so practicality won out. The Dirt Bike Option, Giving Up Drinking, Get Into Retail and When The Tour Went Pro were initially recorded as demos for Universal Records so they could decide whether we were good enough to put out another record. The stupid fucks declared that we werenít so we parted ways, 150 grand in the hole. Listen for this reference on Monster Truck Show. Working FOH is one of those rare Fauves songs that features music by Doctor and lyrics by Cox. Two others that spring to mind are Everybodyís Getting A 3 Piece Together and White Collar Crime. Bigger Than Tina 2 is the poor relation of Bigger Than Tina but is arguably a better song. Photo Albums featured in an unlikely sample on a Bluebottle Kiss album.


NERVOUS FLASHLIGHTS

ALBUM RELEASED: July 2006
CATALOGUE NUMBER: SHOCK 0402
RECORDED BY: WAYNE CONNOLLY


Track listing
1. TRUE LOVE WAITS
2. IíLL WORK WHEN IíM DEAD
3. IíM JIM FIXX AND IíM DEAD NOW
4. DOWN ALL DAY
5. I AM NOT APPROACHABLE
6. TROUBLE
7. ACTRESS AND BISHOP/DAVID COVERDALE
8. SOMETHING SPOOKED THE HORSES
9. THE LOST ART OF SHORTHAND
10. CLIVE OF INDIA CURRY POWDER
11. AUSTRALIAN GIGOLO
12. WE SLEEP IN THE AFTERNOON
Nervous Flashlights was nearly called Village Soviet. Its cover art is taken from the label on a can of squid. It is the first album of ours recorded by Wayne Connolly since Lazy Highways and musically has some parallels with that record, as well as with Footage Missing. The one major difference is that there is only one Doctor song on the whole record. Nervous Flashlights is our lowest selling album but all of the millions who ignored it have missed a great listen. The song Clive of India Curry Powder earned us our first ever sponsorship deal when the makers of the iconic spice blend sent us a box of their products as acknowledgment of the brilliant job we had done in promoting their brand. It wasnít until writing this synopsis that we finally noticed, a year after its release, that track 3 Ė Iím Jim Fixx And Iím Dead Now is misspelt on the rear cover where Fixxís name shows only one X rather than the two required. This continues a long tradition of erroneous information on Fauvesí track listings and highlights our appalling proofreading skills.





THE FAUVES

ALBUM RELEASED JULY 2004
CATALOGUE # SHOCK0401
RECORDED BY T CLEAVER


Track listing
1. SMOKING AGAIN
2. WEAK CHIN
3. SLOW DECLINE
4. METROSEXUAL
5. YOU WANTED IT
6. ON THE COUCH
7. OVER THE LINE
8. GET F***ED
9. JESUS AND MONEY
10. BIG SUMMER FOR ME
11. SHOULDN'T HAVE READ YOUR DIARY
Every great band has a self-titled album Ė Led Zeppelin had four for fuckís sake. Our seventh album is our shortest (33 minutes) and most consistently up-tempo. We recorded most of it in four days and it is one of the two Fauves albums recorded by Ted, Thousand Yard Stare being the other. One of our most disregarded records, The Fauves features many songs that have remained steadfastly in our live set. We further enhanced our reputation for releasing the worldís best final tracks on albums with I Shouldnít Have Read Your Diary, a song that recounts the discovery of a diary of a member of the band Speedstar in a tour van. The cover of this album was painted by Dougís sister Saffron, who worked off two separate photos to create an iconic image of mateship, hard work and Australian values.


SURF CITY HEART

ALBUM RELEASED June 2003
CATALOGUE # TMSS09-2

Track listing
1. Surf City Limits
2. Don't Get Death Threats Anymore
3. Bigger Than Tina 1
4. Medium Pacer
5. Dogs Are The Best People
6. The Charles Atlas Way
7. Skateboard World Record
8. Sunbury '97
9. Self-Abuser
10. Wear The Label On The Outside
11. Celebrate The Failure
12. Bigger Than Tina 2
13. Insert Your Life
14. Kickin' On
15. Everybody's Getting a 3-Piece Together
16. Ocean Hearted
Our first all singing, all dancing compilation, Surf City Heart is also our first ever overseas release. It contains all the hits, all the memories, all the laughs and all the tears. This record comes out on Tronador, run by expatriate Australian Ian Marshall. If you have any questions about this or any other Tronador release you might like to email him on: tronador@uol.com.br



GOOD TIMES COMING

SINGLE RELEASED - NEVER
CATALOGUE # SHOCK 7031

Track listing
1. GOOD TIMES COMING
2. AIM TO PLEASE
3. WHEN THE TOUR WENT PRO
4. THE BIG RETHINK
Though we've had radio-only singles before (Insert Your Life and First Day On The Run), Good Times Coming is the only single we've ever manufactured to be released into shops that didn't come out. We followed due process - came up with cover art, shot a video etc., but as the weeks wore on and there was no word as to the record's release date, it became apparent that it had been shelved indefinitely. We've never been told this officially - our record company decided to let us work it out for ourselves - an approach that takes the concept of breaking news gently to an even softer level. Anyway, it's already a collector's item and we have cached a sizeable number as a superannuation policy that will ensure that none of us will ever have to work again. This record features the B-side When The Tour Went Pro, which was originally going to be the first single off Thousand Yard Stare. Given that it didn't even end up on the record and only sees the light here, 2 years later as a B-Side, it is safe to say that it's demise represents a considerable fall from grace.

FOOTAGE MISSING

ALBUM RELEASED JULY 2002
CATALOGUE # SHOCK 0400
RECORDED BY CHRIS DICKIE

Track listing
1.INSERT YOUR LIFE
2. GOOD TIMES COMING
3. YO-YO CRAZE
4. TICKET TO THE BIG TIME
5. UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED
6. ONE OF THE GIRLS
7. LA '86 - IN FREE FALL
8. NAIROBI NIGHTS
9. WENDY
10. THE FINEST CHOICE
11. PHASING YOU IN
12. CHAOS AND DANCE
13. RIGHT WING FAGS.
Footage Missing was our first record in 9 years not to have a Doctor song second. It nearly did but we swapped Ticket To The Big Time and Good Times Coming at the last minute. This album is full of great music, great lyrics and a unique vision. It maintains our tradition of sounding entirely unlike any other band in the world; unaffected by passing fads, bloated budgets or record company massaging. It also maintains the tradition, started on Thousand Yard Stare, of printing errors in the track listing. This time the song LA '86 - In Free Fall was been abbreviated to LA' 86 without our permission. The cover was produced before we had the opportunity for a final proof read, leading not only to the aforementioned error but at least 10 other minor ones on the lyric sheet.

MEDIUM PACER

SINGLE RELEASED NOVEMBER 2000
CATALOGUE # HIP041
Track listing
1. MEDIUM PACER
2. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME
SINCE I FELT THAT THRILL
3. GLOMESH
4. GET INTO RETAIL
This was the first Doctor single since Don't Get Death Threats Anymore and he even agreed to front the band in the film clip. The record cover is the worst we have ever released but, as if to compensate, the video was the best - possibly the only time we've ever looked even remotely cool on film. Across 14 years Doctor has proven himself the best riff writer in the country. He writes the songs that make the whole world want to tune their guitars down to C. The original record cover featured a photo of the 1980's Queensland medium pacer John Maguire - we even sought his approval and got an enthusiastic sanction - but the photo was out of an old magazine and didn't scan too well so we had to ditch it. Medium Pacer was the last official single off Thousand Yard Stare although the song First Day On The Run was released as a radio-only single in early 2001.

CELEBRATE THE FAILURE

SINGLE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2000
CATALOGUE # HIP 037

Track listing
1. CELEBRATE THE FAILURE
2. COMMON ASSESSMENT TASK
3. THE DIRT-BIKE OPTION
4. GIVING UP DRINKING
We've spent a career being misunderstood but the release of this track took the confusion to new levels. In a world where most bands just want to write vague love songs for low IQ couples who spend their weekends at Bunnings and like watching home improvement shows, we wanted to put out a song that actually said something. Celebrate the Failure was a genuine and heartfelt piece about xenophobic nationalism, bottom feeding politicians and 200 years of chronic injustice towards aboriginals. Most people, however, thought it was a piss take on the Olympics. How lines like "It's a black armband view of history / so we're never ever ever ever gonna say sorry" can be interpreted as a light hearted poke at a sporting event remains beyond our comprehension. If ever we needed more confirmation that the average person is a fucking moron then the response to this song was it.

GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB

SINGLE RELEASED JUNE 2000
CATALOGUE # HIP 036

Track listing
1. GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB
2. BIRTHDAY AT SEA
3. THE BLACK BOX EXPLAINS IT
4. PODIUM FINISH
All our songs are like children to us. Some go off the rails and end up in youth detention centres while other s lack for attention and become orphans. No matter, for we love them all in their own ways. This song is a little bit special, however, for it is one of the very few that we have ever written that always seems to make people happy when we play it. For that reason we have clung to it like criminals to a dodgy alibi, pulling ordinary gigs out of the fire with it's infectious chorus and using it as the cream on the sundae when we play a good one. This was mixed by Tony Cohen - the nearest we have come to working with any kind of rock luminary - and he totally seemed to understand where we were coming from with the sound we wanted. It's dry and in your face and further disenfranchised the bores who just wanted to mosh but it is one of our great moments. The cover was adapted from a set of 4 beer coasters that Doug had on his coffee table at home.

THOUSAND YARD STARE

ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 2000
CATALOGUE # HIP 038
RECORDED BY TERRY CLEAVER MIXED BY JONATHAN BURNSIDE

Track listing
1. TAKING THE Uni. STUDENT OUT TO THE COUNTRY
2. MEDIUM PACER
3. WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
4. GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB
5. GOING FOR MY BLUE BELT
6. FIRST DAY ON THE RUN
7. BETWEEN YOU AND THE DANCE TROUPE
8. CELEBRATE THE FAILURE
9. WHITE COLLAR CRIME
10. VALERIE 3933
11. ASTRONAUT TALK
12. EVERY TV STAR HAS A DARK SIDE
There can be no doubting that this album took the mantle of our best record from the moment it was released. It is the purest example of a sound imagined and then translated faithfully on to disc that we have ever captured. Much of the credit must go to Terry who, having only joined the band a few months before recording, manned the desk at Fortissimo in Sth Melbourne and did a job that would put many of his lauded contemporaries to shame. In complete contrast to our immense satisfaction at a job well done, the record was received by the public at large in a decidedly lukewarm fashion. Much of the ambivalence seemed to stem from the fact that we had employed keyboards and some drum machines on some of the songs and had deliberately recorded the music to have a dry, intimate quality more reminiscent of a 70's recording than a modern day magicians show. This record is unique in the history of Australian rock. It doesn't sound like anyone else and is brimming with originality. Anyone who sees it otherwise can go and fuck themselves.

BIGGER THAN TINA

SINGLE RELEASED OCTOBER 1999
CATALOGUE #D12186

Track listing
1. BIGGER THAN TINA
2. BIGGER THAN TINA 2
This was our first release in our post-Polydor lives and it came out on Festival. We were asked to write a song for an Australian movie called Bigger Than Tina - a staged documentary about a struggling singer songwriter - and came up with 2, both of which ended up in the movie. There can be no understating how helpful this record was to us. It came out shortly after 15 Minutes To Rock had aired, a documentary which seemed to leave 90% of its viewers believing that we'd broken up, and reaffirmed that we were still very much alive. The Cher vocal effect was employed after Coxy had shredded his voice singing AC/DC numbers in Pub Rock and couldn't get anywhere near the notes without artificial help. Terry played bass, keyboards and sung nearly all the backing vocals on this song and he still hadn't even joined the band. The movie stiffed massively and was pulled from most screens within a week of its release.

KICKIN' ON

SINGLE RELEASED NOVEMBER 1998
CATALOGUE # 5632332
Track listing
1. KICKIN' ON
2. YOU'RE THE VOICE
3. SPF 15+
4. TANK
The writing was on the wall for our relationship with Polydor when the shooting of a video for Kickin' On was cancelled one day out. There could be no other conclusion than that they had decided to stop throwing good money after bad. It was a shame because it was going to feature us bowling to each other in the nets at Mt. Eliza cricket ground and would have proved once and for all that, pound for pound, there was not a better bowling line up to be found in any other band in the country. We cut the cover picture of Peter Brock in a Torana T-shirt out of a magazine. Shortly after the single's release we spoke to the man himself during a live talk back show on Channel V after his daughter rang in to say that she had the single and her dad liked it. This song was going to be a B-Side. It ended up on the album and we were then made to re-record it for release as a single.

THE CHARLES ATLAS WAY

SINGLE RELEASED JULY 1998
CATALOGUE # 5674892
Track listing
1. THE CHARLES ATLAS WAY
2. MONSTER TRUCK SHOW
3. WORKIN' F.O.H.
4. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED
This is quite possibly our most enduring song, given that we've played it at virtually every gig we've done since its release without becoming sick of it (these things are relative). It was a relief to finally be able to issue a single that couldn't be misconstrued as having some kind of joke element. It's melancholy tone, however, cleared mosh pits and marked a pivotal point in the downturn of our popularity. For our part we were thankful to say goodbye to the brain dead fuckwits whose only purpose at a gig was to get topless and rub their sweaty torsos up against like minded Neanderthals. Some of the most depressing gigs we've ever done were in front of hundreds of unthinking automatons who moved spontaneously the moment a distortion pedal was stepped on while standing slack jawed and uncomfortable during the rest of the set. We received a letter from Skyhooks' Greg Macainsh thanking us for covering his song All My Friends Are Getting Married as a B-Side.

SURF CITY LIMITS

SINGLE RELEASED MAY 1998
CATALOGUE # 5695252
Track listing
1. SURF CITY LIMITS
2. LAKESIDE
3. IT'S NOT '74 ANYMORE
4. SLEEP WONDERFULLY WARM WITH LINDA LOVELACE
We were in the middle of a national tour supporting Hunters & Collectors on their farewell shows and getting grief every second day from their manager inquiring as to when the single that was to have given us a renewed profile was going to be released. The subject matter and sunny Beverly Hills 90210 video meant that this song had summer release written all over it, which was a cruel irony given that it came out just as winter was beginning to descend. The reason for the massively delayed release was 4 bars of "Surf City Limits" chorus that the record company wanted inserted into the middle of the song. We strenuously opposed the move - an ultimately futile stance as the bars were inserted anyway - and the release was held off while we bickered. By the time it came out, the song that had once seem to represent all our great hopes for the album felt stale and overcooked and we'd lost all interest in it. We debuted the track in a live performance on Channel V - quite possibly the most out of tune musical rendition by a professional act in the history of television.

SUNBURY '97

SINGLE RELEASED NOV 1997
CATALOGUE # 5719812
Track listing
1. SUNBURY '97
2. COMIN' HOME
3. RAIN
4. RISING BLOW
We got our biggest video budget ever and blew most of it on a helicopter ride to the original site of the Sunbury Festival to shoot the video. If the release of this single proved one thing it was that very few people have heard of Sunbury and even fewer of the seminal Oz rock festival that was held there in the early 70's. The hallowed paddocks are still much as they appear in the photo on the cover of the single, a photo that we ripped straight off the front of an old live double album recorded at Sunbury without so much as an "our people will speak to your people", much less a lawsuit for the flagrant breach of copyright. This single pretty much disappeared upon release - a great kickstart to our new album project! The B-Sides were notable for the inclusion of a reworked version of the song Rising Blow which originally appeared as an unlistenable 5 minute noisefest on Drive Through Charisma

LAZY HIGHWAYS

ALBUM RELEASED: JULY 1998
CATALOGUE # 5573832
RECORDED BY WAYNE CONNOLLY

Track listing
1. SURF CITY LIMITS
2. OCEAN HEARTED
3. THE CHARLES ATLAS WAY
4. LONG LOAD
5. GIRLFRIEND FOR LIFE
6. CAMPFIRE KING OF COURSE
7. PLAYING LIKE MILLIONAIRES
8. WEAR THE LABEL ON THE OUTSIDE
9. KICKIN' ON
10. THE GREEK AESTHETIC
11. EXTRA VIRGIN
12. WHAT'S FIVE CENTS BUY?
13. DON'T GIVE ME THE IT'S NOT YOU IT'S ME
14. SUNBURY '97
15. SHOW YOU ROUND THE COMPOUND
By the time we came to record Lazy Highways we'd spent 2 years on a harder touring schedule than a Greyhound bus driver. We felt older and tired of thumping out big riffs to audiences who weren't interested in listening to anything that wasn't heavier than a steamroller running over a Marshall stack. Thus we made Lazy Highways, our quietest and most reflective record to date. This is our Aussie album. The front cover, painted by Doug's sister Saffron, is an Australiana version of the cover for Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and the inside booklet is full of photos we ripped out of an ancient book called Dynamic Australia. Lazy Highways was commercially less successful than its predecessor and marked the end of our brief hour in the sun of audience popularity. The incessant touring that accompanied both this album and Future Spa was later scaled back as we became aware of the fact that people were growing sick to death of our ubiquitous presence. This album is an essential part of any halfway decent Fauves collection.

DON'T GET DEATH THREATS ANYMORE

SINGLE RELEASED: FEB 1997
CATALOGUE # 5768952
Track listing
1. DON'T GET DEATH THREATS ANYMORE
2. HAND SOLO
3. HE NEEDS HIS OWN TONIGHT SHOW
4. SHE'S DOWN ON THE COAST
With Doctor back on lead vocals we couldn't lose. This one described Doctor's immense satisfaction at having extricated himself from the messy nightmare that were the day to day negotiations with our record company on everything from cover art and videos to who we should be touring with. With no more phone calls to bother him at home he could get down to the real business of life - subscribing to 2 pay TV channels in an endeavour to watch more sport.

SELF ABUSER

SINGLE RELEASED: OCTOBER 1996
CATALOGUE # 5758432
Track listing
1. SELF ABUSER
2. EASY (EASY)
3. HANGING ROCK
4. SUITCASE OF CARTER BROWNS
The punters liked this one too and by now we were on a return ticket to the top. It's hard to believe that the band that 2 years prior had released a song as unlistenable as Hey, It's Only My Virile Suit was now pumping out 3 minute mosh friendly pop like this track. Did we sell out? We were always too dumb for anything that calculated. We were 4 guys who thought our first demo would sell 10 million copies and the strain of subsequent failure ensured that our perspective was shot. We had to remix this song at the behest of the record company so it would, "sound more like Ammonia's 'Drugs'". The demo version of Abuser - an altogether more laid back rendering - is arguably a more successful effort.

DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE

SINGLE RELEASED: JUNE 1996
CATALOGUE # 5768872
Track listing
1. DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE
2. FRONTMAN PRACTICE
3. MARIJUANA IS GOD'S CURRENCY
4. MYERS FOR A DAY
Easily our most popular ever song. It came #20 in the JJJ Hottest 100 which led us to believe that our A&R man had spent a lot of weekends sending in votes from his home computer. There's an irony there as it was he who originally told us that the song didn't flow and had childish lyrics after we'd test recorded both it and I Love The Fight Game as potential singles. Many people were blinded by the song's somewhat cheery veneer and missed the misanthropic subtext but no matter; THEY LIKED IT! For years subsequently we were more likely to be recognised as, 'that band who did the dog song', than The Fauves and it was always difficult registering the disappointment on people's faces who came to gigs on the strength of one number and realised they hated the rest of our stuff.

FUTURE SPA

ALBUM RELEASED: AUGUST 1996
CATALOGUE # 5334722
RECORDED BY: WAYNE CONNOLLY

Track listing
1. BIG BROTHER AGE
2. DON'T GET DEATH THREATS ANYMORE
3. SELF ABUSER
4. SENTIMENTAL MOTEL JOURNEY
5. DOGS ARE THE BEST PEOPLE
6. I LOVE THE FIGHT GAME
7. UNDERSTANDING KYUSS
8. THAT'S THE LIFESTYLE
9. SKATEBOARD WORLD RECORD
10. TYING ONE ON
11. I WROTE YOU A POWER BALLAD
12. DRAGSTER FOR CHRISTMAS
13. SUDDENLY LOOKED AND REALISED
14. TIGHTER THAN I LIKE
The big one folks. The monster. Quite simply the highest selling motherfucking album in Fauves recorded history. After years of obscurity we moved into the heady realms of semi-obscurity as a whole new audience turned on to our slimmed down, pop/rock style. You'll never see this in any list of best Australian albums ever but those compilers can go and fuck themselves. This is a top listen. With some perspective it's possible look back and see that this - the least overtly 'arty' Fauves record - is actually something of a concept album. It's all about childhood - growing up as an average Aussie kid muckin' around with your mates - and it struck a chord. More noticeably upbeat than our previous albums, Future Spa gave us our first ever moshes at gigs. Boy does that grow old fast! The hidden track was arguably the second most popular thing on the record.

EVERYBODY'S GETTING A 3 PIECE TOGETHER

SINGLE RELEASED: OCTOBER 1995
CATALOGUE # 5776712
RECORDED BY: LINDSAY GRAVINA
Track listing
1. EVERYBODY'S GETTING A 3 PIECE TOGETHER
2. GLITTER US
3. PHOTO ALBUMS
4. BORG
5. FADE BEHIND THE BODY
6. 3 PIECE (NO SWEAR WORDS)
3 Piece was originally recorded as a B-side for the Dwarf On Dwarf single but Polydor liked it so much they released it as a stand alone single. Of course this then meant that they wanted to strip it onto the next album which ensured that it was one of 2 unlisted tracks on Future Spa. This song became something of a rod for our backs as it's satirical nature has meant that we have constantly been viewed as some kind of joke band ever since. Still, it is one of Doctor's most adrenaline charged riffs and the cover, featuring 2 guitar-toting muscle men, is a classic of the genre. It was on the day of shooting the video that our A&R man called Doctor a 'hack guitarist in a band going nowhere' after a minor spat over a restaurant bill.

CAESAR'S SURRENDER

SINGLE RELEASED MAY 1995
CATALOGUE # 8516332
Track listing
1. CAESAR'S SURRENDER
2. THE OLD DISEASE
3. THE LAST OF THE SUPERNOVAS
4. SALVAGE STARDOM
5. THE RAVEN OR THE DOVE
6. CAESAR'S SURRENDER (ACOUSTIC)
Has Doctor ever been lower? We shot film clips for both this song and Dwarf on the one weekend in Sydney and both involved major lead roles for the singer. The rest of us predominantly cooled our heels while he mimed, acted and danced through the 2 darkest days of his life. It is no accident that few subsequent Fauves singles were Doctor songs - he couldn't handle starring in the videos. Thankfully Coxy has just the kind of ego driven psyche that revels in the attention and has gratefully taken up the slack. The B -Side Salvage Stardom is notable for being a title that he failed to get up as an album name for 3 records in a row. It was also the working title of the documentary Fifteen Minutes To Rock

DWARF ON DWARF

SINGLE RELEASED: FEBRUARY 1995
CATALOGUE # 5794332
Track listing
1. DWARF ON DWARF
2. SKIN DIVER
3. SMART CASUAL
4. BROTHERHOOD BIN
5. SETTLE FOR IT
Yes, you read it right: release date February 1995. But the album came out in 1994 I hear you say. Right again. It was a piece of unreconstructed genius on the part of the record company that saw the first single off Discipline released 5 months after the album. If they were swarthy foreigners we'd be arresting them at airports and detaining them indefinitely for such brazen acts of commercial terrorism. Sadly they were just dumb arse major label fuckwits and escaped Scot-free. This single also exhibits the first piece of overt Record Company tampering in the Fauves catalogue. Part of the outro of the original song was edited for the single release.

THE YOUNG NEED DISCIPLINE

ALBUM RELEASED: SEPTEMBER 1994
CATALOGUE # 5236522
RECORDED BY: WAYNE CONNOLLY & SIMON HOLMES

Track listing
1. THE DRIVER IS YOU
2. DWARF ON DWARF
3. CHEROOT
4. WHITE BOY NEEDS IT
5. CAESAR'S SURRENDER
6. HEY, IT'S ONLY MY VIRILE SUIT
7. MAN LESSONS
8. GLITTER US
9. TREVOR
10. KILLER WHALE
11. CALL ME TRUE BELIEVER
12. HERDING INSTINCT
13. DEAD RUBBER
Coming off the back of Drive Through's sales, The Young Need Discipline was a huge success. It nearly doubled the sales of its predecessor and that meant 2500 copies shipped direct to stores. That kind of success can be hard to handle for young guys but thankfully we were already well past our prime and quite old in rock terms by the time this record was released. It is hard not to have an affection for this album, difficult as it is to listen to. It is a stop, start, stuttering kind of record with more angles than a protractor and lightened only by Doctor's 2 singles Dwarf on Dwarf and Caesar's surrender. It's flawed but ambitious and contains more ideas on its back cover than most bands think of in a lifetime. The title comes from a failed Fauves song of the same name that was never released - a compromise after lengthy internal wrangling resulted in stalemate and threatened the release date. Trevor is still quite an OK song while Herding Instinct presages the riff years with aplomb

MARBLE ARSE

SINGLE RELEASED: FEB 1994
CATALOGUE # 8594192
Track listing
1. MARBLE ARSE
2. YOUNG TONGUE
3. NOT MAN! FURNACE
4. YE OLDE WAR WOUND
A tuneful pop song ruined by a pointless 60 second atonal mess of an outro. We have a tenuous connection with Bardot as the video for this track was shot by the same guy who made their first clip. He'd obviously learned some valuable lessons on the Fauves' shoot, as the Bardot clip is, to the best of my knowledge, in full color. Ours was unfortunately botched to such an extent that it was released in black and white despite having been shot on color film.

THIN BODY THIN BODY

SINGLE RELEASED: SEPT 1993
CATALOGUE # 8594172
Track listing
1. THIN BODY THIN BODY
2. CROSS DRESSER
3. DAGUERREOTYPE
4. DEBAUCH ME
The first single off Drive Through Charisma. This song had more parts than a medium sized commercial aeroplane but flew about as well as a medium sized house brick. Leaden, pompous, overbearing, flabby -were those people calling for it at shows in the years subsequent to its release serious? It's unlikely. There's far more chance that they were mercilessly taking the piss. We shot the video for this song in the disused Herald And Weekly Times building in Melbourne and then later at the Hellfire club, where 4 chicks were paid union rates to fawn over us for half an hour in a futile attempt to make us appear desirable on camera.

DRIVE THROUGH CHARISMA

ALBUM RELEASED: OCTOBER 1993
CATALOGUE # 5198602
RECORDED BY" ROBBIE ROWLANDS

Track listing
1. CRASHING BORE
2. HITLER YOUTH
3. MARBLE ARSE
4. PUFFINHEAD AND MANTA RAY
5. ORGAMOSARION
6. SHE'S A HUNTER
7. DEBAUCH ME
8. DIVING BELL
9. THIN BODY THIN BODY
10. BONE PARK
11. SELF IMMOLATOR
12. LIGHTNING CABINET
13. LET ME BE YOUR TOILET
14. RISING BLOW
15. ARBUCKLE AT GLENROWAN
Drive Through was our major label debut although we'd recorded and mixed the whole thing before they'd signed us. Although this makes Polydor's decision all the more baffling, it was a move of great enterprise and we joined their ranks as an officially sanctioned 'development band'. We made the album in a farmhouse near Daylesford in country Victoria though the influence of the bucolic surrounds barely makes its presence felt on this - the ultimate DIFFICULT Fauves album. It's 65 minutes long and features 15 songs as well as a 78 minute bonus disc containing another 23. Listeners everywhere cried 'Editor, Editor' upon its release and old stereos everywhere finally gave up the ghost when presented with the massive task of actually playing the thing to its conclusion. This record is the only record currently extant that features Doug on lead guitar (the opening to the appropriately titled Crashing Bore) and he was also responsible for the title - Drive Thru Charisma. This was later modified to the title we know today after Cox managed to get it changed to Through in a stunning display of mindless pedantry.

TIGHT WHITE BALLHUGGER

RELEASED: OCTOBER 1992
CATALOGUE # SHOCKCD0020
RECORDED BY: ROBBIE ROWLANDS
Track listing
1. MISGUIDED MODELLING CAREER
2. ARCHIMEDES' CROWN
3. SOMEONE ELSE'S EARTHQUAKE
4. WHY THE RIVER RUNS
5. SIDESHOW FREAK
6. INVISIBLE SPIDERMAN
This was the sister record to The Scissors Within; finally finished when we'd saved enough money. In keeping with our gradual segue into the Art Rock years, Tight White was a markedly more difficult listen than its predecessor. In a primitive effort at sampling we played an opera record and recorded it on to the song Someone Else's Earthquake and sat back sure in the knowledge that recognition of our genius was just a five star review in Rolling Stone away. Doctor plays both Trumpet AND trombone on Why The River Runs and named the record - it was a close run thing between this and his other frontrunners: Sawn-Off Machine Gun, Joke Father Christmas and Chimp Pants.

THE SCISSORS WITHIN

RELEASED JUNE 1992
CATALOGUE # SHOCKCD0019
RECORDED BY: ROBBIE ROWLANDS
Track listing
1. FRACTURE IN THE SKY
2. WATCHING PLANETS
3. WILDING
4. SCRUPULOSITY
5. GHOSTING THE ROAD
6. HELL'S HOME REMEDY
Our first venture to record interstate was intended to produce our debut album but instead resulted in 2 EP's. This is the first - one half of the album that was destined to be called Faemotronic. Obviously the album was never to be - records named after coffee machines are notoriously difficult to sell - but The Scissors Within remains the only CD we've ever received an overseas review for. Select in the UK said 'Fantastic trumpet parts, brilliant tunes, sodden with emotion, etc. Top! 4 stars. The power of the British press to make and break bands has obviously been seriously overrated.

FIREMAN 451/
DAUGHTER ABROAD


RELEASED OCTOBER 1990
CATALOGUE # FR001
RECORDED BY: DOUG SAUNDERS

Track listing
1. FIREMAN 451
2. DAUGHTER ABROAD
The famous Double A-Sided, vinyl-only single. We couldn't separate these standout tracks - or their authors, as they grappled viciously outside the pressing factory in an effort to see their own track given precedence. In the end it came to little, as our manager of the time decided to drive around Melbourne with the entire pressing in the boot of his car for 4 months before we hunted him down to a wholesale plant nursery in Boneo. The record was a flop - easily our lowest ever seller and marked by the fact that both of the studios we recorded it in broke down within hours of our arrival.

THIS MOOD HAS PASSED

RELEASED: MARCH 1990
CATALOGUE #: TT006
RECORDED BY: DOUG SAUNDERS

Track listing
1. THIS MOOD HAS PASSED
2. HIGH HOW
3. MARRIED BY MORNING
4. A SHOWER OF SPARKS
5. BEAUTIFUL IN DEATH
Recorded over a weekend at the now defunct Timbertop studios in outer suburban Melbourne, this 5 track EP was a tentative first step into the world of big time recording studios. The band's nervousness is apparent in every timorous note, every hesitant chord change and every blatant mistake. It is a fascinating document - just not a very good record. Perhaps most notable is its unwitting role as the first and last thing that Doctor has ever organised. He put through the initial call to the studio and then adroitly followed up with the '2 days recording/500 copies pressed for $3000' deal. Not bad for a guy who nowadays can't even ring a cinema to book movie tickets.