….someone pointed to the streetlight buzzing high above with moths.

….and then we were there, 1983 in an after-school classroom near maroubra beach, rehearsing in paisley and improvising in 7 amongst the kid’s projects on the walls.


….darlinghurst sydney, the minis parked out the front and us parked on the couches, comfortable and torn. the sounds of obscure 60s and 70s vinyl accompanying our psychedelic vision of music. the blues sat in the back, as did new wave and punk.


….in the dank of the strawberry hills they’d dance to the grooves, and with the moods they’d sit cross legged on the floor of the trade union club. alive in the 1985, we rose and fell in intensity, as the quiet had silences and the loud was ecstatic. you could feel the star rising, just another day in the sun, heyday indi number one.

….some of us came and went, but the streetlight kept drawing us on.


….cities beckoned, and out of instinct we looked to find the tote, the old greek and the punters in melbourne. even radio found us, and the writers wrote in the rags their reviews of the past in the present, but what’s in the now ? 1987.

we had lured them in.

….meta-moff-ising the sound of the songs for the album we found. lush studio, sweet eq, and the tapestry was nearly complete. labyrinth revealed.


….then someone noticed the buzzing streetlight had stopped. mains power out.

sure we played those last shows with everything, last time to shine in 1989. those thousand people their presence exclaimed.

so if you’re reading this then something remains,

….to listen to.


tk 2008







the moffs: the collection

deluxe 2CD remastered compilation of all the band’s recorded material, including previously unreleased tracks, sourced from cassettes, vinyl and 1/4” tapes - with extensive liner notes and photos


What rare and powerful treats the reformation gigs of 2011 were!


See the live photos of the gigs:

Sando Hotel 23 Sep 2011

Caravan Club 7 Oct Melbourne

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