Flesh D-Vice Profile

Andrew Schmidt
8 May 2013

Wellington’s Flesh D-Vice picked up punk rock’s torch in the early 1980s and carried it proudly through the decade.

As the capital’s punk-heavy indie scene gathered strength and New Zealand’s punk rock community raised its head in the provinces the raw rocking quartet of Eugene Pope (guitar), Brent Jenkins (drums), Gerald Dwyer (vocals) and Richard Watts then Dwayne Yule (bass) remained active central figures, both live and on record.

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Flesh D-Vice PR from the mid-1980s
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Flaming Soul
Flesh D-Vice flyer, late 1980s.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Flesh D-Vice - Flaming Soul (1985)
Flesh D-Vice's Gerald Dwyer and Riot 111's Void, 1983
Photo credit: Photo by Charles Jameson
A Flesh D-Vice bio from 1989.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Invisible Man
Flesh D-Vice in Submission magazine, 1987.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Flesh D-Vice tour ad in Rip It Up, 1985
Photo credit: Andrew Schmidt collection
Flesh D-Vice
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Flesh D-Vice songlist from the mid-1980s.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Flesh D-Vice tour dates and catalogue, late 1980s.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Gerald Dwyer and Shihad's Jon Toogood at the 1995 Big Day Out
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Flaming Soul (live in Auckland, 1987)
The poster for the 1983 12 Inches Of Hard Flesh EP
1986 Flesh D-Vice press release.
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Gerald Dwyer
Photo credit: Void Ossuary collection
Flesh D-Vice at Wellington's Thistle Hall, 2012.
Flesh D-Vice PR from the mid-1980s
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Flesh D-Vice PR from the mid-1980s
Photo credit: Mark Le sueur collection
Trivia:

Gerald Dwyer was manager for Wellington rock groups Head Like A Hole and Shihad. Shihad released a cover of Flesh D-Vice’s Flaming Soul as a tribute to Dwyer in 1997.

Labels:

Jayrem


Hardedge Records

Members:

Gerald Dwyer - vocals

Eugene Pope - guitar

Richard Watts - bass

Dwayne Yule - bass

Brent Jenkins - drums

Steve Andrews - vocals