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The iconic Dugites! This band from Deluxe Records has a deluxe new site!
15 Mar 2021

Deluxe Records proudly presents the iconic Dugites! Aussie listeners will probably remember these media icons, and Blue Pie’s partnership with Deluxe’s Michael Browning ensures we can never forget. After all, all these years of friendship have entrenched The Dugites in our minds deeper than most, and our partner company Ordior has also supported the band’s rights since forever. So it’s with our greatest pleasure that we invite you to indulge in some nostalgia, and look back on the classic days with this new website launched by our media team!

Featured are music videos, Spotify collections, image galleries, comp cards, multimedia, music links, contact info, and everything else that you’d expect from a website for your favourite golden age band. Keeping the 80s alive in the volatile modern era, this website will remember the band that never deserves to leave our minds for as long as it stands.

The 1980s were an incredible era for Australian music. They brought us some of the greatest hits from AC/DC, Men At Work, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, the Hoodoo Gurus, and of course, the Dugites. An Australian rock band formed in the late 1970s, the Dugites were a memorable fusion of many different musical styles, including power pop, new wave, and electronic rock. Like the Western Australian brown snake with which the band shares their name, their songs shocked like a venom cocktail, spreading political messages and memorable hooks through catchy, addictive hits.

Straight out of Perth, the Dugites changed the world when they formed in 1978. Little did they know that in a matter of just a few years, they would be appearing on Countdown, touring across Australia, and becoming radio superstars! The quintuple threat of Lynda Nutter, Peter Crosbie, Gunther Berghoffer, Clarence Bailey, and Phillip Bailey started out as the backing band for Dave Warner in 1979, and their first single “Hit Single”/”Bruce” was self-financed. But soon this would all change. That very same year, the Dugites signed with the Deluxe label, and were distributed by RCA records! From there, they released several hit singles, such as “In Your Car”, “Waiting” and “Juno and Me”, and produced multiple albums. The Dugites were famous both in and out of the record store, and they were also infamous when it came to Australian radio. The banned 1980 Dugites song “Gay Guys” from the single “South Pacific” was the first song played by 2JJJ-FM Triple J!

A band to make such a massive impact deserves to be honoured in the annals of music history forevermore. And while this isn’t a typical shrine that an Aussie diehard Dugites fan might have hidden away in their cupboard, the website we have here should hopefully suit your needs and keep you listening! Until the next throwback, keep on listening and poised to strike, just like a dugite.


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