a solo project for Johnathon Ogilvie (YFC) the material
that appears on the South
recorded by Ogilvie on 4 Track at Mayes Gilby Street
Ex-YFC drummer Micheal Daily also happened to be in Christchurch
at the time and so Daily laid down drum tracks for these
sessions as well..
Ogilvie, a bass player for YFC borrowed a cheap guitar
from Expressway label man Bruce Russell and laid that down
over the rhythm tracks.
Ogilvie returned to Australia and continued to work under
the moniker Leadleg, a name he coined from his experience
on a trip to China where, while sitting at an out door
cafe a militant exploded a bomb at a near by table, injuring
Ogilvie and partner. Ogilvie's legs were penetrated by
hot lead shrapnel from the bomb.
Leadleg became more of a band project in Australia and
recorded and self released and 12" EP Salt.
The line-up for this band was:
Ogilvie - Bass / Vocals
Daily - Drums / Programming
Alfred Solti - Trumpet / Samples / Piano
Micheal Jefferis - Guitar
Jefferis was later replaced by Peter Johnson.
A seven inch single followed, "Loaded In Total Darkness",
which was packaged in a used 16mm film canister and contained
the tracks "World Satellite" and "This Town".
The band then completed a second New Zealand tour on
which the band recorded 9 songs with Failsafe.
The band returned to Australia and fell apart and the
album was never released.
Ogilvie has continued to work with music as a music video
director, making award-winning clips for the likes of
the Headless Chickens.
Their album, "Payola", was recently released, with a collection of early EPs and singles to follow.