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The Trephines


Ray Columbus



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Alternative Rock


New Zealand

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The Trephines - Ray Columbus album download


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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SOIN 2187 The Trephines* Ray Columbus ‎(7") South Indies SOIN 2187 New Zealand 1987
SOIN 2187 The Trephines* Ray Columbus ‎(7") South Indies SOIN 2187 New Zealand 1987


Raymond John Patrick Columbus OBE (4 November 1942 – 29 November 2016) was a New Zealand Benny Award-winning singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer, with a career spanning six decades. As the lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders, his best-known hit was "She's A Mod". Columbus attended Xavier College in Christchurch, studied tap, but was more interested in the rock 'n' roll of the era and formed his first band, The Dominoes, in 1959.

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Who or what is Trephines? In ancient times, when madness was thought to be caused by spirits trapped in the head, devices known as trephines were used to create a hole, or physical escape hatch so that these spirits could be released Trephines Toptracks.

In 1967, Columbus, now without the Invaders, tried to crack the . market by moving to San Jose, where he briefly hooked up with local British mod-inspired group the Art Collection. Two cuts on this four-song seven-inch feature Columbus as lead singer, including the single "Kick Me," which had a harder rock feel than any of his previous recordings, and the previously unreleased "Snap Crackle & Pop," which was projected as the follow-up but never issued.

In 1961 Ray Columbus had performed solo on the local television station CHTV3 show Time Out for Talent. With an ego – big enough for TV – he was asked by the TV producer John Nash to host a four-show series Club Columbus that also featured the band. Nash wanted the band to change their name for the new show. In 2009, Dave Russell recalled, We originally came up with Ray Columbus and The Discoverers, as in Christopher Columbus. We decided the name should be a little tougher and changed it to The Invaders. In an era when some UK producers budgeted only one day to record an album, The Invaders were allowed to return to the Zodiac studio repeatedly to get a single right. Billy Kristian refers to their process in The Definitive Collection sleeve notes: We went into the Stebbing’s studio and cut our own demo of ‘She’s A Mod’ and took it back home to dissect it.

Columbus was also one of the first Kiwi acts to make a dent in the America. .In the '60s, few figures were bigger or more respected on the New Zealand rock scene than Ray Columbus. A strong singer and a dynamic frontman, Columbus was the first NZ artist to land a number one single in another country. Columbus was also one of the first Kiwi acts to make a dent in the American music scene, and went on to a long, successful television career. That year, they issued their first single, "Money Lover" b/w "So in Love," followed by the album Every Nite. The group's 1964 cover of the Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man" was a success, but it was with "She's a Mod" that Columbus and company found their signature sound.

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