Straitjacket Fits, Corner Hotel 6th September 2019
Hailed in their day as “the greatest guitar band in the world” by UK rock weekly Melody Maker, Straitjacket Fits were international indie-rock titans in the late 80s / early 90s. Their back catalogue on renowned NZ label Flying Nun includes such indelible hits as ‘She Speeds’, ‘If I Were You’ and ‘Bad Note For A Heart’, three sublime studio albums and their flawless debut EP ‘Life in One Chord’.
After reuniting for a handful of NZ dates in late 2018, these were the first Australian shows by Straitjacket Fits since 1994. Carter played alongside original members John Collie and Mark Petersen, with Dimmer members James Duncan and Vaughan Williams filling in on bass for David Wood, who passed away in 2010.