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Rowland S.Howard
-Videography-


Videography: a chronological overview of all documentaries, films and promo clips. 
Official recordings of the Australian artist Rowland S.Howard. 
Compilations with non-exclusive tracks are not listed.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-


Films/Documentaries

IN TOO DEEP - VIDEO (1989)

In Too Deep VHS -front IN TOO DEEP - a film directed by John Tatoulis

Info: Set in the middle of summer when everything is hot, sweaty, steamy, claustrophobic. Everyone is restless. Mack [Hugo Race], is an antisocial young gangster/rock star, who plots a bank hold up. He is also in possession of an incriminating tape, sought after by both police and rival mobsters. His steamy liaison with Wendy [Santha Press], a rich kid jazz singer, interrupts his criminal activities.

Notes: Australian film. 'The Users Manual' (performing "Losing Your Head (Cooling My Soul)") are Hugo Race (Mack in the film) (vocals/guitar)/ Rowland S. Howard (guitar)/ John Murphy (percussion)/ Brian Colechin (bass) and Chris Hughes (drums). Rowland S. Howard also writes music for the film. Released in Australian cinemas on 20 January 1990. 106mins. Never released on DVD.

  • Skouras Pictures/Paramount -12902 (US,1990/91) VHS-NTSC
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HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HANDS - VIDEO (2001)

Felafel DVD -front HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HANDS - a film directed by Richard Lowenstein

Info: A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Faithful to the cult novel by John Birmingham upon which it is based, the film follows Danny [Noah Taylor] through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia. Together these vignettes form a forceful, sometimes turbulent narrative that leaves the viewer entertained, exhausted and surprisingly reflective.

Soundtrack: Contains "The Passenger" [Iggy Pop] performed by Rowland S.Howard (vocals, guitar) with (likely) Brian Hooper (bass) and Mick Harvey (drums). Recorded (likely) @ Birdland Studios, Melbourne-Prahran (AU), 1998. Engineered by Lindsay Gravina. Soundtrack mastered by William Bowden @ Festival studios, Melbourne (AU), 2001.

Notes: Australian film, released in Australian cinemas on 30 August 2001.
107mins + 8mins (extras).

  • Film Movement- Year1/Film 2 (US,2006) DVD-NTSC
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QUEEN OF THE DAMNED - VIDEO (2002)

Queen Of The Damned DVD -front QUEEN OF THE DAMNED - a film directed by Michael Rymer

Info: Legendary Vampire Lestat has risen from a decades-long slumber and reinvented himself as the closest thing to God on Earth: a Rock Star. The intoxicating lure of his music has snaked its way around the globe, awakening the 6,000 year old Egyptian vampire, Akasha, the Queen of all Vampires.

Notes: USA film. The Instrumentalists (performing at the Vampire Club in the film) are Aimee Nash [The Black Ryder] (vocals/tom toms)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Hugo Race (standup bass) and Robin Casinader [The Wreckery] (piano,music). Their scene was cut from the movie, but available as one of the extras. 97mins + 50mins (extras).

  • Warner Brothers- Z1/22186 (US,28-Oct-02) DVD-NTSC
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I PASS FOR HUMAN - VIDEO (2004)

I Pass For Human DVD -front I PASS FOR HUMAN - a film directed by Chris Desjardins

Info: Jane's lover Dax overdoses on heroin. Wanting to kill the pain of loss, Jane does drugs for the first time and is soon on the way to addiction herself. She then discovers that drug users are being haunted by the ghosts of dead addicts. Soon she's being followed by her dead boyfriend Dax as well as other thirsty spirits.

Soundtrack: Steroid Maximus: Destino Matar/ The Smoother Brother/ The Trembler/ Big Hedda Meets Little Napoleon; The Flesh Eaters: Miss Muerte/ Azami; The Birthday Party: Several Sins/ 6 Inch Gold Blade; The Hangmen: She Walks/ I Luv You/ Blood Red/ My Way; Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard: Cisco Sunset/ Dead In The Head/ Fields of Fire/ Burning Skulls.

Notes: USA film. Chris Desjardins (aka Chris D) is the founding member and lead vocalist of The Flesh Eaters, who also produced The Gun Club's debut record, "Fire Of Love" (1981). Film premiered in the US on 21 March 2004.
103mins + 25mins (extras).

  • Poison Fang Films/Arcanum (US,2006) DVD-NTSC
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SUBURBAN MAYHEM - VIDEO (2006)

Suburban Mayhem DVD -front SUBURBAN MAYHEM - a film directed by Paul Goldman

Info: Katrina (Emily Barclay) is a 19-year-old single mum who's planning to get away with murder. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blow-jobs. A master manipulator of men living at home with her failure of a father in suburban Golden Grove, Katrina will stop at nothing to get what she wants - even murder. The film is loosely based upon the notorious murders by Mark Valera, and later his sister Belinda van Krevel and her then-partner Keith Schreiber, of Frank Arkell and David O'Hearn, and Jack van Krevel, respectively.

Soundtrack: Contains 2 original songs: "Double Dare" and "Sex Beat" (recorded @ Atlantis studios, Melbourne, 2006) performed by by Adalita Srsen [Magic Dirt] (vocals)/ Rowland S. Howard (guitar)/ Spencer P.Jones (guitar)/ Mick Harvey (organ)/ Dean Turner [Magic Dirt] (bass) and Peter Jones (drums).

Notes: Australian film. "Suburban Mayhem" premiered @ the Cannes (FR) film festival in May-2006. Paul Goldman (with Evan English, a.k.a. The Rich Kids) shot the Birthday Party's "Nick The Stripper" promo video back in 1981. He also directed "Australian Rules" (2002), a film with a soundtrack by Mick Harvey.
89mins + 50mins (extras).

  • Contender- CTD51149 (AU,21-May-07) DVD-PAL
  • Genius Products- 81649 (US,2008) DVD-NTSC
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AUTOLUMINESCENT - VIDEO (2011)

Autoluminiscent DVD -front AUTOLUMINESCENT - a documentary directed by Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein

Info: A heartwarming/heartbreaking honest portrait of Rowland S.Howard, from his early days with The Young Charlatans (1977) until his last gig in Melbourne on October 29, 2009. Containing a selection of rare live footage and featuring interviews with Barry Adamson, Bronwyn Adams, Nick Cave, Dimi Dero, Bobby Gillespie, Mick Harvey, Angela Howard, Harry Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Bruce Milne, J.P. Shilo, Jonnine Standish, Jane Usher,... and Rowland S.Howard himself.

Notes: Australian documentary film. Premiered @ the Melbourne International Film Festival on 30-Jul-11.
109mins + 74mins (extras).

  • Umbrella -David2441 (AU,07-Mar-12) DVD-PAL
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Autoluminiscent DVD -front AUTOLUMINESCENT - a documentary directed by Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein

Info: A heartwarming/heartbreaking honest portrait of Rowland S.Howard, from his early days with The Young Charlatans (1977) until his last gig in Melbourne on October 29, 2009. Containing a selection of rare live footage and featuring interviews with Barry Adamson, Bronwyn Adams, Nick Cave, Dimi Dero, Bobby Gillespie, Mick Harvey, Angela Howard, Harry Howard, Genevieve McGuckin, Bruce Milne, J.P. Shilo, Jonnine Standish, Jane Usher,... and Rowland S.Howard himself.

Notes: Australian documentary film. Premiered @ the Melbourne International Film Festival on 30-Jul-11.
109mins + 74mins (extras).

  • Matchbox Films -MBF050 (UK,27-Jan-14) DVD-PAL
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Compilations

V/A: STICKY CARPET -VIDEO (08-Mar-07)

Sticky Carpet -front V/A: STICKY CARPET (DVD)

Recording info: Rowland S. Howard's interview is filmed @ his home in Melbourne, 2004.

Note: (75+70 mins). A documentary made by Mark Butcher about the Melbourne independent music scene. Interviews with musicians currently leading the charge, today’s sonic explorers such as Robin Fox and Rod Cooper, and Melbourne scene stalwarts including Ross Knight [Cosmic Psychos], Bruce Milne [founder of Au-Go-Go Records, In-Fidelity Records] and Rowland S. Howard [Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party]. Live performance footage comes from the likes of The Dirty Three, The Stabs, Bored!, I Spit on your Gravy, The Sailors, Love of Diagrams, Pisschrist and many more. A teaser screening of "Sticky Carpet" took place @ the Green Room (Elizabeth Street) in Melbourne-City on 30-Sep-05. The documentary premiered @ the Melbourne International Film Festival, ACMI, Melbourne on 28-Jul-06.

  • Siren Visual -SVE0540 (AU,18-Nov-06) DVD-PAL
  • Siren Visual -SVE0540 (AU,08-Mar-07) DVD-PAL
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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: MURDER BALLADS -VIDEO (13-Sep-08)

Murder Ballads -front NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: MURDER BALLADS (DVD)

Recording info: Rowland S. Howard's interview @ the Polly Bar, 401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy-Melbourne, 2008.

Note: (52 mins). #2 in a series of "Great Australian Albums". Directed by Larry Meltzer, written by Toby Creswell, produced by Danielle Kelly and Toby Creswell. Executive producer Michael Gudinski. Other bands in the series are Crowded House: "Woodface", The Go-Betweens: "16 Lovers Lane", Hunters & Collectors: "Human Frailty", Powderfinger: "Odyssey Number Five", The Saints: "I'm Stranded", Silverchair: "Diorama" and The Triffids: "Born Sandy Devotional".

  • SBS/Madman -SBS1245 (AU,13-Sep-08) DVD-PAL
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Promo clips

Marry Me video THESE IMMORTAL SOULS: MARRY ME (LIE!LIE!)

Recording info: 1987. Directed by Peter 'Pinko' Fowler. Their first single, filmed in the attic of London Weekend Television. Peter Fowler and Brenda Kelly created/produced/directed SNUB TV video magazine from London, aired in the US (Night Flight 1987) and in the UK (BBC/Super Channel 1989-1991).

Note: Track from the "Get Lost (Don't Lie)" album (Mute 1987). 4:48 mins.


King Of Kalifornia video THESE IMMORTAL SOULS: KING OF KALIFORNIA

Recording info: 1992. Directed by ???

Note: Track from the "I'm Never Gonna Die Again" album (Mute 1992). 3:52 mins.


Spencer P Jones SPENCER P.JONES: EXECUTION DAY

Recording info: 1994. Directed by ???

Line-up: Spencer P.Jones (vocals, guitars)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Brian Hooper (bass)/ Conway Savage (piano,organ) and Peter Jones (drums). Spencer P.Jones, Peter Jones and Craig Williamson are also member of the These Immortal Souls live band.

Note: Track from the "Rumour Of Death" album (Red Eye Records 1994). 4:12 mins.



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