Hunters & Collectors were an Australian rock music band formed in Melbourne in 1981. Fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour, they developed a blend of pub rock and art-funk. Other mainstays were John Archer on electric bass, Doug Falconer on drums and percussion, Jack Howard on trumpet and keyboards, Jeremy Smith on French horn, guitars and keyboards, and Michael Waters on trombone and keyboards.
Originally Hunters and Collectors were influenced by the Krautrock genre and the productions of Conny Plank, featuring strong percussive influences, noisy guitar, and driving bass lines. The sound was in the vein of Remain in Light, the Talking Heads album of 1980. The band's name is from "Hunters and Collectors", a track by German group Can, on the 1975 album Landed.
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