The Ghost Computer!!


The Ghost Computer!! are regarded as the founding fathers of the politically driven hacktivist audio graffiti known as Neo-trash. Since 2004 The Ghost Computer!! has spit into the faces of its critics and demolished the faces of its fans. With Rookie Allen’s gut crushing beast like roar driving the less popular facts about modern life down your throat, while blistering hard hitting guitars chaotically bludgeon your head in. All of this while your lifeless carcass is trampled by steamrolling drum beats and torn apart by swarming ear blistering electronics.

If you enjoy extreme music then The Ghost computer!! is a must addition to your collection. In keeping with the traditions of Neo-trash. Starplanet records offer The Ghost Computer!!’s Recordings as a digital download that is available through the Starplanet store as well as the following links:

In 2004 a little band from Newcastle was formed in the back room of a rented Mayfield house. The idea behind this band was to predict what the style of punk and hardcore would sound like in the futuristic fictional world of Neo-Tokyo, depicted in the classic Japanese film Akira. After ten minutes of translating and re-translating the original name of the band into Japanese Then back into English, they finally decided on “The Ghost Computer!!”. A few months later they recorded demos that creped into the hands of influential members of the Newcastle Experimental music scene. And soon found themselves recording an in demand EP. Through the experimental music scene The Ghost Computer!! Eventually met up with a crazy band of girls from Sydney called “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For The Penguin” who shared a similar form of musical chaos. The bands became good friends and began practising together in the middle of the night at The Ghost Computer!!’s frontman Rookie Allen’s place of work, EDI Rail Cardiff. Strangely this train building workshop’s lunch room had a very large stage that these bands would take turns practising their organized chaos. Soon the bands began to invite friends along to these practice sessions that quickly became illegal shows. Understanding that if they kept these shows in the lunch room there would be damage done that could not be explained without exposing what was going on. So they moved these weekly chaotic Neo-trash gatherings to an abandoned and run down building at the back of the EDI site, That they lovingly called “The Doghouse”.

In the middle of 2005 The Ghost Computer!! Members Spang Green, Drew Turner and Stand Rosenberg decided to leave the band due to time restraints with new jobs. The Ghost Computer!! Continued on with it’s weekly subterranean shows with “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For The Penguin” and newly formed “Old Bold Pilot”. Now with new members The Ghost Computer!! geared up for their biggest step yet…An Album. With a more aggressive progression from their first release, The Ghost Computer!! entered the studio in late 2005, One week after This Killed Jonbenet released “Hot Sisters Make Hot Threesomes”. On November 30th 2005, The Ghost Computer!! emerged from a dark and body oder marinated home studio with “I Am The Black Box”. Within a few hours of exiting the studio the album was uploaded to the Happy Leper file sharing account and spread like a virus amongst the Neo-trash community. Within hours of that, The Ghost Computer!!’s paypal account was full with fuel funds and request to play live from Neo-trash circles up the east coast. The next day the van was fuelled and The Ghost Computer!! began it’s first little tour. On this tour, the Neo-trash tour circuit was founded. From the Dog House in Newcastle to The Genosha farm in Byron Bay to The Basement Coffs Harbour, The Junkyard in Canberra and Finally The Hall of Trash in Sydney.

At the end of 2006 after watching this music scene that began it’s life in a lunch room begin to grow into a secretive society that spread like a virus up and down the east coast. Front-man Rookie Allen, decided to take a break from eating cheap food. sleeping of floors and park benches and took time to focus on his pet project “Galileo’s Ghost”, and put The Ghost Computer!! into semi retirement. The other members filled gaps with new projects like “Million Eels”, “The Brute Approaches” and “Glamour”.

In mid 2007, after playing live a few times with Galileo’s Ghost. Rookie Allen thought it was time to start pushing The Ghost Computer!! again. And the band entered the studio again to record another long awaited release. A week later they emerged again from the dark and sweat marinated studio with an EP entitled “The Director’s Cut”. Within a few hours of exiting the studio the album was uploaded to the Happy Leper file sharing account and spread like a virus amongst the Neo-trash community. Again, within hours of that The Ghost Computer!!’s paypal account was full with fuel funds and request to play live from Neo-trash circles up the east coast…Finally The Ghost Computer!! was on the road again. With a new addition to the circuit in “The Watch Tower” in Newcastle, due to the loss of The Doghouse. The Ghost Computer!! Began doing what they do best…Kicking your teeth through the back of your skull and into the guy behind you like shrapnel.

By late 2008 with a trip to Japan under their belts and plans for a new release for 2009, The band returns home to find out that the owner of their label at the time “Happy Leper Records” had bailed on the entire stable of artists and with the money that belonged to them. Broken hearted The Ghost Computer!! went on hiatus only raising their ugly head to play special shows of their selecting.

In 2012 The Ghost Computer announced that their world would be coming to an end with one last show at the beloved Genosha Farm, Byron Bay. At the show it was announced that Rookie Allen would be starting Starplanet. A place where Neo-trash would have a home and live on. “There’s no cash in Neo-trash. Only passion in the trashing…thank you.”