The Bands Of Gonerfest Eleven, Meet Cool Runnings



Next up in our series of The Bands Of Gonerfest is Cool Runnings. A little background from Goner Records….Cool Runnings (Auckland, New Zealand)
Frantic Kiwi punks set to ignite Gonerfest’s Saturday Afternoon Blowout!
Built from the weakest links of every seminal Auckland band of the
last 10 years, Cool Runnings are four dudes just trying to get by.
Fuzzed up and stupid hits from the bong.”
COOL RUNNINGS features members of Diamonds and Dirt, Heidi Pasadena, Raw Nerves and Perfect Hair Forever.

Appearing: Saturday Afternoon for full schedule…
Gonerfest Eleven, Schedule, SEpt 25-28

from my point of view, these dudes rock! A whole lot on the punk side, all kinds of fun going on, Cool Runnings play it loud and fast and HARD, they sound like they are a Goner Band, so I suppose it makes a whole lot of sense that they are playing at Gonerfest. No better way to start your weekend than by listening to Cool Runnings , great stuff…

Hi our name is….

Cool Runnings

People say we sound like…..

80s skating videos

We are..

Joe, Roy, Clay and Rory

We are originally from…..

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. We still are too

Who are some that have an influence on your sound??

The Germs, 3Ds, Sabbath, Bob Marley, Blink 182, meat pies and coca cola

The first time we met was…..

It’s pretty foggy

We knew we were going to be a Band…

When we played our first show. It was sick, we killed it.

Books we recommend …

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown.

The Dictionary is pretty classic too.

Our craziest gig ever was….

We just played a surf magazine party in the weekend at this seaside town about three hours outta Auckland that got pretty messy.

What are you most looking forward to during Gonerfest?

Ribs. Beers. Smoking up our motel. Too many sick bands to mention.

If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it be….


Growing up ,at home we listened to…..

Patsy Cline, Springsteen, Elvis (heyooooo), Boys II Men, my mum

What tunes are on heavy rotation for you…

Heavy Times – Might Not

Also chilling to heaps of Natural Child and the Bats.

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?

Miley Cyrus. She’s from Tennessee right? Her rider would be off the chain.

When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,

Face down in a swimming pool in the desert.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us

It’s okay – it’ll be over soon.

Have a nice day 🙂

listen to some music and while you at it…buy it

and you can keep up with Cool Runnings …..

Cool Runnings, Facebook

and don’t forget if you want to hang out with the coolest kids in school, you gotta know Goner..

Goner, Records



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