XL Capris

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Julie Anderson, Tim Gooding, Johanna Pigott, Kimble Rendall, Todd Hunter, Michael Churnside, Barry Blackler, Michael Farmer
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XL Capris were an Australian indie-punk band formed in Sydney in 1978 by Nancy Serapax (Julie Anderson), Errol Cruz (Tim Gooding), Alligator Bag (Johanna Pigott) and Däg Rattler (Kimble Rendall). Their best known recording was a punk version of Tommy Leonetti's "My City of Sydney" (1979). This single was the only Australian release found in legendary UK DJ John Peel's "battered wooden box" of 142 favourite records when, following his death in 2004, its contents were revealed to the public in a Channel 4 (UK) television special.

XL Capris made two albums, Where is Hank? (March, 1981) and Weeds (October, 1981) both produced by Todd Hunter of New Zealand/Australian band Dragon (5) and released on their own label Axle Records. Hunter later joined XL Capris as guitarist and subsequently married Pigott; they became a successful songwriting team: cowriting "Rain" for Dragon and "Age of Reason" for John Farnham.

Lineup 1 (end 1978 – 4/1980, approx 120 gigs)
● Errol Cruz (Tim Gooding) – guitar/vocals
● Däg Rattler (Kimble Rendall) – guitar/vocals
● Alligator Bag (Johanna Pigott) – bass
● Nancy Serapax (Julie Anderson) – drums

Lineup 2 (4–11/1980, approx 60 gigs)
● Tim Gooding – guitar/vocals
● Kimble Rendall – guitar/vocals
Todd Hunter – guitar
● Johanna Pigott – bass/vocals
Michael Farmer – drums

Lineup 3 (11/1980 – late 1981, approx 50 gigs)
● Johanna Pigott – vocals
● Tim Gooding – guitar
● Todd Hunter – guitar
Mike Chirnside – bass
● Michael Farmer – drums

Lineup 4 (late 1981 – 1.1.1982, approx 30 gigs)
● Johanna Pigott – vocals
● Tim Gooding – guitar
● Todd Hunter – guitar
● Michael Churnside – bass
● Michael Farmer – drums
Barry Blackler – drums
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Albums

AXCE 104 XL Capris - Weeds album art XL Capris Weeds (Album) Axle AXCE 104 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
Axle 103-LP XL Capris - Where Is Hank album art XL Capris Where Is Hank (Album) Axle, 7 Records Axle 103-LP Australia 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AXLE 101 XL Capris - My City Of Sydney album art XL Capris My City Of Sydney(7", Single) Axle AXLE 101 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
AXLE 102 XL Capris - World War 3 album art XL Capris World War 3(7", Single) Axle AXLE 102 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
XL-203, XL 203 XL Capris - What Do They Do In Igloos? album art XL Capris What Do They Do In Igloos?(7") Axle, Axle XL-203, XL 203 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
XL-202 XL Capris - Red Bikini Runaway / K-Tel City album art XL Capris Red Bikini Runaway / K-Tel City(7", Single) 7 Records, Axle XL-202 Australia 1981 Sell This Version