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Thursday, 31 December 2009

Post 224 - Fred Strauks & John Elder - Happy New Year

Fred Strauks, with Greg Macainsh, was the second founding member of Skyhooks. His association with the bass guitarist goes back ten years. He is a kick it around style drummer, versatile to fit into all the different shadings of the music he plays. Imants Alfred Strauks ("Freddy Kaboodleschnitzer") was born in Melbourne on the 25/12/50. Before Skyhooks he played with Spare Parts, Sound Pump, Clap Trap and Frame. He also played drums with Jo Jo Zep from 1982 - 1983. Here to download is a single he and trumpeter John Elder released from their mini LP in 1984 on Arika Records, "Happy New Year"(ASP 007). The guys wrote and produced the single. In the mid 90's he joined the Ol' Skydaddys and now he loves to renovate houses.

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