Comprising former members of X-Ray-Z and Secret Police, Popgun Men played in a hard-edged electro-pop vein and issued one independent single 'Behind Dark Glasses'/'Modern Man' (February 1980). Rich and Bund also contributed saxophone and synthesizer to The Metronomes' single 'Saturday Night'/'Sunday Morning' (May 1980), the connection being Andrew Picoleau who was a member of both bands. 

By mid-1980 Popgun Men had transformed back into X-Ray-Z who played the Melbourne scene until early 1982, after which Picoleau joined Sacred Cowboys. Before splitting X-Ray-Z recorded studio demos and live material which the Polyester label turned into a compilation album in 1988.

Popgun Men line-up included: Peter Rich (real name Peter Doley) & Mauri Bund (real name Martin Doley) - Vocals/Guitar/Synthesizer,  Dis Naylor - Guitar, Andrew Picoleau - Bass/Vocals, Errol Senol (real name Errol Selimi) - Drums.

1979, Popgun Men, live at Hearts- Source: Toorak Times

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  • Main Image - Popgun Men, 1979 - Source: Jon & Carole Wilkinson
  • Background Image - Popgun Men single sleeve, 1980 - Source: Timothy Hughes
  • 1979, Popgun Men, live at Hearts- Source: Toorak Times
  • Popgun Men gallery, 1979-1980 - Sources: Timothy Hughes and Toorak Times
  • 'Modern Man', 1980 - Independent release (Rich)