Head Like A Hole Profile

aka HLAH
Gavin Bertram
20 Dec 2013

“One reason we’ve got to this level is that we’re not afraid to go ape shit live; we don’t have inhibitions. With HLAH it’s this full-on energy thing live.” (Nigel Regan, 1995)

Wellington’s Head Like a Hole (HLAH) were always a killer proposition in the live realm. Even on their first national jaunt, they threatened to usurp headliners Shihad on their Devolve release tour in mid-1991. Possessing a surfeit of unrestrained energy, dubious humour, an instinct for outrage, and an enviable chemistry, here was an act to behold. Although few in their audiences ever got the chance to truly witness Head Like a Hole, as they were generally whipped into a moshing frenzy which rendered all comprehension void.

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Fish Across Face
Making of I'm On FIre (Long edit)
The Mark Roach designed cover for Head Like A Hole's Blood On The Honky Tonk Floor, 2000
Head Like A Hole, 1999. Clockwise from left: Nigel Regan, Michael Franklin-Browne, Andrew Durno, Tom Watson and Nigel Beazley.
NZ Truth, 1993
Promo shot, 1992. L to R: Tallbeast, Hidee Beast, Datehole, Booga
New Truth, August 1992
Beatnik (V1)
Cornbag
Tom Watson and Nigel Regan, 95bFM Private Function, Nov 1997 at Old City Market
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Rave magazine, Brisbane, Australia, April 1993
Photo credit: Murray Cammick Collection
Head Like A Hole, backstage, Auckland Uni Cafe.
Wet Rubber
On The Street, Sydney, April 1993
HLAH IV Ad
NZ Truth, May 1993
Monsta X
Juicy Lucy
Faster Hooves
Head Like A Hole at Guru's, 18 July, 1992. The stage caved in!
Glory Glory
Hootenanny
Head Like A Hole - A Crying Shame (1997)
Clockwise from left: Datehole, Booga, Hidee Beast, and front centre is Shihad's Jon Toogood standing in for an absent Tallbeast.
Head Like A Hole, April 1994
Max TV Ad
I'm On Fire
Head Like A Hole filming the I'm On Fire video
Hidee Beast and Gerald Dwyer, Big Day Out 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Trailer for HLAH documentary Swagger of Thieves, directed by Julian Boshier (2017)
Head Like A Hole
Head Like A Hole live 1995, with manager Gerald Dwyer in the background
Photo credit: Photo by Mark Roach
Spanish Goat Dancer
February 1992 poster for Wellington and Palmerston North
Head Like A Hole at Super Liquor Man, Palmerston North, February 28, 1992
Photo credit: Photo by Dionne Ward
The I'm On Fire video shoot
Beatnik (V2)
Head Like A Hole 1998
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Lisa Van Der Aarde interviews Booga and Tall Beast from Head Like A Hole, 9 June 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham, DOP Mike Monten, editor Gregor Boyd, art by Johnnie Pain.
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Noise International


Head Like A Hole

Members:

Nigel Beazley - vocals

Nigel Regan - guitar

Andrew Durno - bass

Mark Hamill - drums

Tom Watson - guitar, trumpet

Andrew Ashton - guitar

Michael Franklin-Browne - drums

Simon Nicholls - bass