Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Dynamic Hepnotics - Live Prospect Hill Hotel - 20/3/84

No matter where I saw the Dynamic Hepnotics the guys were consistently great to hear live.

This recorded via the sound desk on 20/3/84 at the Prospect Hill Hotel in Kew, Melbourne. 

Mark Sydow was the FOH engineer and manager of the band and as usual for Mark, did an excellent job.

Info below is from Wikipedia, 

The Dynamic Hepnotics were a successful Australian soul/blues/funk band during the 1980s. 

They had major success with their chart topping song Soul Kind Of Feeling in 1984 and 1985, followed up by Gotta Be Wrong (Way To Love) later that year.

Frontman "Continental" Robert Susz went on to form the band The Mighty Reapers after the split of The Dynamic Hepnotics in 1988. 

Susz still performs today in the group Continental Blues Party.

Robert Susz and members of The Dynamic Hepnotics came back together in 1998 to perform at the Mushroom 25 Live concert, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mushroom Records.

The band won the APRA award for most played song on radio in 1986 with the song Soul Kind Of Feeling which stayed in the Australian Top 10 for 6 months.

The band broke up in 1986 after releasing 4 albums. Most of the band members went on to play with other well know Australian bands

Robert Susz has his Facebook page HERE

Dynamic Hepnotics Discography

Shakin' All Over 7" EP (1980)
Strange Land 12" EP (1982)
The Dynamic Hepnotics Live (1984)
Take You Higher (1985)


"Hepnobeat" (1981)
"Hepnobeat" 12" remix UK & USA (1982)
"Gotta Be Wrong" (1984)
"I'll Make You" (1984)
"Soul Kind Of Feeling" (1984)
"Believe Me" (1985)
"Whenever You're Ready" (1985)
"On Our Way Now" (1986)

Band Personnel

Robert Susz (1979–1986)

Andrew Silver (1979–1985)
Dave Brewer (1985–1986)

Manuel Patty (1979–1980)
Allen Britton (1980–1986)
Lloyd Swanton (1986)

Richard Ruhle (1979–1980)
Robert Souter (1980–1986)
Duncan Archibald (1986)

Tim Martin (1979–1980)
Bruce Allen (1980–1985)
Mark Simmonds (1985–1986)

Peter Bishop (1985–1986)

Mike Gubb (1985–1986)
Chris Pascoe (1986)

Many, many thanks to Mindi, AKA Paisley Vespa for her cassette copy of this recording and her fan club flyer images.

The band members on this tape were :-

"Continental" Robert Susz  - Vocals
Andrew Silver - Guitar
Alan Britten - Bass
Robert Souter - Drums
Bruce Allen - Sax

Guest Harmonica player on the track, I'm Ready was Justin "KingBee" 

The 20 tracks on this live recording are :-

Out Of Control
Push & Pull
Ting A Ling
You Don't Love Me
Soul Kind Of Feeling
Funky Broadway
Knock On Wood
Whenever You're Ready
I'm Ready
Trouble In Paradise
There Is Something On My Mind
Who's Been Talkin'
Don't Start Me Talkin'
I'll Make You Mine
Good Good Lovin'
Everybody Needs Somebody
Louie Louie
Can't Turn You Loose

Cassette rip / Live sound desk recording / 320kbps MP3 format

Download Link :- The Dynamic Hepnotics - Live, Prospect Hill Hotel, 20/3/84

Turn this up loud and enjoy!!


  1. You ROCK, oh mighty GruntRat!!! Thanks so much for giving these old tapes a new lease of life...
    Such memories!!

    Paisley V xxx

  2. Hey GruntRat, I remember this gig like it was yesterday! Great work on the digitisation, pity about the distortion on the guitar in the original recording :(
    I have around five hundred hours of desk tapes here. Hopefully I'll get around to sorting the best ones to be digitised sometime this decade!

    Mark Sydow.

  3. Much appreciated GruntRat.

    Love ya commentaries and what amazing efforts to get these 'priceless' tapes digitised.

    Thanks for the share and to Mindi for supplying the tape...

  4. Looking forward to listening to this GruntRat and to what is coming and a big thanks to Mindi for letting you use the tapes.

  5. Love, "Soul kind of Feeling"