Originally formed in New Zealandthe band resided in Australia for much of its existence. Dobbyn says the name "seemed to say everything about what we were into, which was having a jolly good time and blasting out music.
By late '81, DD Smash signed a recording deal and immediately set about recording their debut album, with Ian Morris in the producer's chair. Family Man - Quincy Jones - They Call Me Mister Tibbs Smash released their debut album in Titled 'Cool Bananas' it debuted in the national chart at 1, an historic first.
It remained in the chart for 24 weeks and became triple gold. The album's biggest hit was 'Devil You Know. DD Smash split during the s when Dave Dobbyn began recording by himself.
From there he went to work on the Footrot Flats movie soundtrack. Many of the band members became involved with 'DD' over the years, with drummer Peter 'Rooda' Warren becoming Dave Dobbyn's drummer for the next few years, until he was asked to leave under unclear circumstances; both parties stick to the "musical differences" story.
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Cool Bananas. Label: Mushroom Catalogue: L NZ: Platinum . Live: Deep in the Heart of Taxes. Label: Mushroom Catalogue: L NZ: Gold 1982 Smash Overdose - Homy Hogs / Fylgja - Smash O.D. . The Optimist. Cool Bananas — Ian Morris.
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