The seed for Corporate Body began in 1979 with the Third South Moorabbin Scouts troupe. 2 brothers, Phil Bryant
(17) and Paul Bryant (15), along with their friend Graeme Pescud (16) recruited
singer Paul Clarke (16) and Corporate Body was born. Getting their name form
flamboyant manager Bernie Higney, the band was soon playing 'Little Bands'
nights at The Ballroom, run at the time by Dolores San Miguel. Dolores liked the
band so much that she offered them regular gigs supporting many of the
headlining bands of the day.
Corporate Body was energetic with a sharp, melodic sound and a slight political slant to their lyrics. Although they recorded a 4 track demo the band never released any records. By 1981 they had stopped playing with Paul Clarke going on to create bands such as Fifth Column and The Start, Phil Bryant joining Zorros and later Corpse Grinders, and Paul Bryant joining Odious Comparison and then later Olympic Sideburns.
Corporate Body line-up included: Paul Clarke – Vocals/Guitar, Graeme Pescud – Guitar, Paul Bryant – Bass, Phil Bryant - Drums
Corporate Body - In Melburne Tonight.mp3
- Main Image - Corporate Body circa 1980 - Courtesy of Graeme Pescud
- Background Image - Letters to Vox magazine circa 1980 - Courtesy of Bernard Higney
- Gig poster circa 1980 - Courtesy of Timothy Hughes
- Gig poster circa 1980 - Courtesy of Bernard Higney
- Paul Clarke 1980 - Photo by Paul Conroy
- Corporate Body 1980, Crystal Ballroom - Photo by Chris Pinsent
- Graeme Pescud 1980 - Photo by Paul Conroy
- Phil Bryant 1980 - Photo by Paul Conroy
- Paul Bryant 1980 - Photo by Paul Conroy
- MP3 Track - 'In Melbourne Tonight' 1980 - Recorded live at The Ballroom (Clarke)