Four hours of everything GANGgajang…
There are 17 film clips including all the hits from “Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)”, “Gimme Some Loving” and “Hundreds of Languages” to Nomadsland” and “Trust”. Each one is accompanied by an animated anecdote about the clip from one of the band members.
During the 1980s, the ABC were running the well respected music show ROCK ARENA compered by Suzanne Dowling. On the 25th of November 1985, GANGgajang performed a live concert show-casing songs from the debut album including “Ambulance Men”, “Maybe I”, “Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)” and Chris Bailey’s take on “Viva Las Vegas”.
On the 24th of December 2002, the band performed at the legendary, The Basement at Circular Quay, Sydney. Featured are more recent songs such as “I Will”, “Carioca Girl” and “Give Peace Another Chance”, indispersed with in-depth interviews.
By 2001, GANGgajang had completed three national tours of Brazil. This documentary is about the first in 1995. It gives a rare insight in to the humour and chemistry of the band, live performances from RIO DE JANEIRO and SAO PAULO and an unexpected meeting with legendary Brazilian band “MAMONAS ASSASSINAS”.
This is the original, uncut, legendary, seminal surf movie “MAD WAX”. GANGgajang provided the music, and the likes of Ross Clarke-Jones (as the “Wiz”) and Gary “Kong” Elkerton provided the awesome surfing sequences, (and the bad acting!) It was this film which helped establish GANGgajang’s popularity with surfers all round the world.
The Archive has interviews spanning the band’s career, including one with the Channel 7 News after the first show in 1985. Also a look at the band recording and mixing “LINGO”, Buzz’s “Tales from “The Shed” (the earliest days), CHRISTORY, the Chris Bailey story, and even a gold record presentation…in a kitchen…at Avalon!