The Dave Miller Set

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 4.40.08 PMFrom: Christchurch, New Zealand

The Dave Miller Set were a 1960s R&B band out of New Zealand who established themselves later in Australia. An important group in the history of Australian music, DMS were one of the most popular and hardworking live band on the east coast scene in the late ’60s. The band is still remembered for their classic psychedelic single “Mr. Guy Fawkes,” which was Go-Set’s Single of the Year for 1969, but they are significant for several other reasons, not least of which is the emergence of guitarist/composer John Robinson, one of Sydney’s original ‘guitar heroes’. Robinson went on to further fame with Blackfeather and also became a guitar teacher.

The Dave Miller Set’s career spanned the transitional period from the end of the “scream era” in 1967 to the start of the infamous Radio Ban in 1970. The band was one of the first Australian acts to pick up on the heavy rock/progressive rock trent pioneered by overseas acts like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Free and Led Zeppelin. The group recorded five records for the Spin label and are considered to be some of the freshest and most enjoyable Australian pop-rock Singles of the late ’60s.

“Bread And Butter Day” is the B-side to the 1968 single “Let’s Get Together.” The song is a great psychedelic number, with reverberated vocals, and driving guitars.

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From the 1968 single Spin EK-2550
Let's Get Together

  • Bread And Butter Day

From the 1969 single Spin EK-3160

  • Mr. Guy Fawkes