Geoff Krozier, also known as Jeff Crozier, is a true legend in Australian music, music folklore and magic.
Known for his absolutely amazing and often bizarre stage performances while fronting a variety of bands in the 1970’s, he eventually left Australia to seek to spread his word in the USA and France.
He returned to Australia in 1980 and linked up with Australia’s premier electronic music outfit – Rainbow Generator (aka The Generator), and together they put on a series of amazing shows in the last six months of 1980 in and around Melbourne.
Wanting to further develop their show and music, the entire show of Geoff, guitarist and keyboard player David Labuschagne and synthesist Rob Greaves, along with the support crew of five, ducks, chooks, doves and trunks of costumes and props headed for Woolloomooloo in NSW, where they ensconced themselves for a month in David’s studio – The ‘Lectric Loo.
The idea was to then re-form later in the year with the intention of commencing a national tour, and recording an album to support that tour.
Sadly, Geoff passed away in circumstances that are still unclear today in May 0f 1981. Fortunately much of the music that was rehearsed was recorded for the group’s own use, but david called upon Keith Caisey ex-Ayers Rock to add percussion, and the double vinyl LP Tranceformer was born from those practice tapes.
This left a legacy of what had been and what might have been in the future. it was released in a limited edition of only a few hundred, and over the years has been keenly sought out, with secondhand copies selling for several hundreds of dollars.
Now after nearly two years of negotiations this amazing and often sought after album, Tranceformer, is again available in vinyl, through Finders Keepers Records. It can be ordered through the link below.
The full story of Krozier, and his time with The Generator can also be found through the link below.