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Club of Rome were one of Australia’s seminal post-punk bands originating from the nation’s capital in the early 1980’s. Their music spoke of the impending New World Order and the use of religious ideologies, food and oil to wage wars of destruction. Likewise, their music predicted the re‑emergence of Fascism and New Right use of Christian fundamentalism to gain further world control.

The band did their first radio interview in early 1981 and released their first cassette album in 1982. Their debut 7 inch single ‘Jesus Wouldn't Like It’ reached the Top 10 of the Australian Independent charts in 1983 and received overseas airplay including on the BBC Radio’s John Peel Show.

 

 

"They make, and have always made, enigmatic music. With just three instruments, theu unleash a power that is tremendous, a veritable wall of sound...they are reluctant to commit themselves to any one style - though their influences do show in the dark and evocative end result."
Jon Casimir, RAM Magazine.

"Club of Rome, a band of originality, force a unique purpose. The three-piece produce an awe inspiring, cavernous and hard hitting live sound, rife with subtle textures and internal complexities. Rooted in Joy Division, Killing Joke et al, but transcends them, coming up with something quite convincingly inimitable. Live the band gives any room the feel of high vaulted gothic hall. Huge candelabras would make better stage lighting than anything electrical."
Jonathan Green, JUKE Magazine.

"Imaginative guitair and organ, power bass, crashing drums and nerve shattering vocals come together in a cohesive perceptive vision of humanity's darker elements."
The Canberra Times.

     
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John Morris—Bass and Vocals. John was a foundation member of the band. John went on to form Moral Majority. John now heads up the Sydney punk outfit—The Baddies.
 
Mark Fraser—Drums. Mark joined the band in 1982 after the band’s third gig at the Cock and Bull pub. Until then the band had played as a two-piece with a drum machine. Mark had previously played with several bands in the scene including Quintrex Bop, The Slammers, Capital Punishment etc..
 
John Richardson—Guitar and Keyboards. John was a foundation member of the band.
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Club of Rome were one of Australia’s seminal post-punk bands originating from the nation’s capital in the early 1980’s. Their music spoke of the impending New World Order and the use of religious ideologies, food and oil to wage wars of destruction. Likewise, their music predicted the re‑emergence of Fascism and New Right use of Christian fundamentalism to gain further world control.
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