Mark "Chopper" Read is just a normal Australian bloke, who just happens to have no ears and in his spare time is the number one natural enemy of heroin dealing scum............. oh and lets not forget child molesters, rapists and any other sort of parasites.........
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SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2002
Its been way too long since this site was updated, but unfortunatly an unexpected parole hearing meant that the guy who does the code for this site was let out for a bit of skull dugery in the outside world. Well he is back in the comfort of her majesties prison services, so this site will be up-dated on a regular basis until his next parole hearing in 2014.
Now on the "Chopper" front the lad has been busy doing spoken word tours around the country with former AFL footballer "Mark Jackson". You folk in USA would probably know him better as the "Everedy Battery Dude". Now this is a good thing for "Jacko", as his previous talking tour buddy was Sir Warric Capper...... Say no more folks! "Chopper" & "Jacko", have been pulling in the crouds with their unique Aussie larakin perspective on life. If you want a unique 100% Aussie experience, get yourself and your mates along and support Sir Chop Chop and his side-kick "Jacko".
"Chopper" recently played a cameo-role as Eric Banner in an Australian movie called "Trojan Warrior" The flic was actually pretty cool with the main plot surounding the penis of the lead character "Theo" pronounced without a "H". World heavyweight kickboxer Stan the man Longanedies and multiple world record holder Big Bad Ralph played convincing roles. Mark "Jacko" Jackson did a convincing job as one on the psycotic lead heavy in the movie and the whole thing didn't take itself too seriously which was good. The big suprise for me was "Stan The Man", who was 100% convincing in his first acting role ........I'm sure this kick boxing guru is going to be the next BIG thing in action movies. Other actors with a huge future are "Big Bad Ralph" who will re-define the badguy on the hollywood big screens. "Chopper" turned up at the movie premier in a Limmo and a tux, plenty of beer was consumed and a great time was had by all.
On the personal front "Chopper" is about to tie the knot with the love of his life "Margarette". The wedding is schedueled for January 2003 in a secret location. We will make sure to get the gossip on the night up onto the site before the media have a chance to realise that something happened.
So there is the main info. for now in an edited form.....Keep an eye on this site over the next few weeks as we tidy it up, make it more user friendly and most importantly, bring you ALL THE "CHOPPER" NEW FIRST, UNEDITED FROM THE MAN HIMSELF!
Now on the "Friends Of "Chopper" List" is a bloke by the name of Sydney Collins". Now "Sydney" and "Chopper" go way, way back to good old Tasmania when "Chopper" drove Sydney to the hospital with a small .22 cal bullet wound in his tummy and then proceeded to tell the police that it was "Chopper" who had shot him!......Not very polite of the young confused biker. "Choppers" main defence against the stupid charges was
1) "Why shoot somebody and them drive them to hospital" and
2) "Chopper" wouldn't try to shoot somebody with a .22 cal bullet like the one that shot Mr Collins, as he would have used something more manly like a .38 or a .45 in the head!"......................................
Well, "Chopper" was found guilty and before you could say "F#ck Risdon", "Chopper" had the dangerous criminals act imposed on him and off to prison he went for the next 8 years. Well "Chopper" has never been an individual to hold a grudge against anybody, so you could imagine how upset he is to learn that poor, poor Sydney seems to have gone missing and no-body knows where to find him....... Now he is probably lost, as he has a history of getting confused, so if anybody sees a guy answering to the name of "Sid" wandering about with no idea at all whats going on, point him back towards QLD and I'm sure everything will be just fine...... Come home "Sydney", we all miss you so very much.
By the way, will school kids stop sending "Chopper" emails, as there is no way in the world that the lad could possibly reply to them...... He is averaging over 50 per/day and he only uses email for media related contact. Its not that he doesn't appreciate them ........ he especialy enjoys the sentiment in some of the nasty ones, but he simply doesn't have the time to reply to them. Could any of you imagine "Chopper" turning into a web head? I think not! I mean when he gets PC rage, its the computer that looses the battle 100% of the time. He even will destroy his mobile phone if he gets a call that makes him feel grumpy!
Any of you are looking for a perfect Xmas gift for the kiddies.... Make sure you get out and buy a copy of "Choppers" new childrens book "Hookey The Cripple". It is 100% in the zone and our earless author takes off from where Grims Fairy Tales ended. Its available though all commercial book serrers in Australia and as of today we have a new link up to it. (pictured below) Criminal Regards, Roy Reeves
Here is the link to "Choppers" NEW BOOK CHOPPER 10 1/2....... get a copy and give until it bleeds!
Archive : Tuesday 16th April 2002
Well "Chopper" has found his feet back in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, enjoying all urban pleasures that you get when you get far away from a Tasmanian Chicken farm. "Chopper" and "MARGARETTE" have settled into their life with each other and "Chopper" is enjoying being able to walk to the pub and stagger home. "Chopper" did a spoken word concert to raise money for a local football club, which went accross well and raised about 30K for the struggeling sports club. "Chopper" has a new track out on a compilation CD called COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS with a company called VIBRAGUN RECORDS. Its not available in Australia as yet, but as soon as we can I will put up the link to this site so that it can be purchased online. "Choppers" most recent book "Chopper 10.5" has been selling well and his much awaited childrens book "HOOKEY THE CRIPPLE" is due for release on May 13th 2002. Again as soon as it is available online I will get a link upto it. Remember all pictures on this site of "Choppers" BOOKS, CDs & DVDs are linked directly to online distributors. THE NEW LINK TO CHOPPER 10.5 IS PICTURED BELOW!
So thats the current info on "Chopper", keep your eye on this site as we have heaps of changes on the cards over the next few weeks with new "Chopper" pictures, info and other underworld stuff.
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16bit sound file taken off Spoken Word CD "Get Your Ears Off"
"Chopper" & his musical partner Colin Dix have been locked away in the studio for the last few weeks, working on a new track for a compilation CD called "Communication Problems", that will be released late 2001. The gosip is that they are also working on a new 4 track ep, which will be released in late 2002...... But I'll keep you posted as I find out whats up.
Here Is A Picture Taken At The "Baron Production" Studios as "Choppers" musical producer lets us know that we're not welcome! Oh well maybe I'll have to wait until I'm actually invited...... I'll be back!
Today I had a sneak peek at "Choppers" brand new book "Chopper 9 The Final Cut" :
Chopper Read has donated all his movie money for the rights to his life story to the "Bluey Foundation" which supports kids with cancer....... but don't let him know that we told you!
Pentridge, Once Home To The Underworld, Now Just Residential Devalopement & Historic Tours. ( You can't go on a Pentridge tour without someone asking the tour guide, "So where did they keep Chopper?" )
The New Chopper Read CD "Get Your Ears Off" was released on November 6th 2000 & it was immidiatly banned from all commercial radio stations in the country.
The double CD has 24 tracks, with 20 spoken word tracks and 4 musical numbers. The first music chain in Australia that had the balls to order this unique product was ironicaly "SANITY", and now it is available through "CC Music"(SA), Independant Shops and it has even found its way into the very consevitive "MYER CITY SHOP" & NOW HMV RECORDS HAVE IT IN THEIR JAZZ SECTION! So this CD is the "Must Have" product of 2001, so if you live in Australia, Sanity records are your best chance, or via CHAOS MUSIC ONLINE.
A Quick thanks to the "Triple M" living ledgend Mr Dougie Hawkins for giving "Choppers" spoken word CD a great rap on commercial radio.
"Chopper" wanted me to pass on his personal thanks & to let "Dougie" know that he enjoyed reading his new book. So theres a personal recomendation for "Dougie Hawkins" new book from "Chopper, so check it out (Only available in Australian Bookstores. I'll try to find an online link, so O/S people can purchase it online.)
If your a overseas distributor or record chain or Label & you need contact the record company regarding CD orders, I'm sure that they would love to get it into stock for you!
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"Chopper" Read is the author of nine crime novels which have sold over 500,000 coppies in Australia and in 1997 he top secretly recorded a music CD, while serving a custodial sentance in a maximum security jail in Tasmania ( Risdon Prison ). The CD was called "The Smell Of Love EP" ( DEX AUDIO AUSTRALIA : New Market Music ) and it was a finalist in the 1998 ARIA awards and "Rolling Stone Magazine" called it "The most inovative and intreging CD release of 1997!" The CD was also acredited with "music histories first "Hip Hop, Bluegrass cross-over track" Not to bad from a guy that made his living praying on some of the hardest criminals in the underworld. His second CD "Get Your Ears Off" is a dark and candid recording that captures the real essence of who "Chopper" really is. The only way of describing it would be spending an hour in a room with the lad while your experiencing some sort of "Acid, Psycodelic" trip........ Not for the faint at heart!
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"Choppers" spoken word project was kept a close secret and his new CD takes the listner on a dark journey into the mind of a very unique character. Even the CD cover photos were so contraversial that they landed "Chopper" Read back into court, as he was charged with being in possesion of photos of himself with firearms and he faced court back in late October 1998.
This was quite a legal first, as nobody was exactly sure how the Tasmanian police intended to run balistic tests on the photos, but in Australia we have learnt that nothing suprises us when it happens in Tasmania! LOL The really scary thing was that if he got into trouble, that would have meant that any commercial images which contained firearms, could have landed the respective models or actors in jail.......... not to much police drama would have be produced "Down Under" if this was the case.
Well to be honest not to much decent gets produced anyway, so it wouldn't have made a diference ( except for the multi-award winning "JANUS", which was produced by the ABC a few years ago, it actualy portraid an acurate account of the Australian underworld, instead of the cheezy commercial crap that we are bombarded with! )......
( THE FIREARM CHARGES AGAINST MARK BRANDON READ WERE DROPPED BY THE TASMANIAN DPP ON 5/10/98 DUE TO LACK OF EVIDENCE THAT ACTUAL FIREARMS WERE USED IN THE CD COVERART PHOTOS.)
Oh and by the way "Chopper" Read had his ears cut off back in the 1980's as a protest against his captors.
It is a comon but MISTAKEN belief that "Chopper" cut off his own ears.......
He got a mate to do it! What are friends for!..... And by the way, he got the nickname "Chopper" from an old cartoon character and not from chopping off peoples toes or his own ears.
He really made his mark on the global crime and entertainment scene, by being the actual individual who used to use a "Blow-Torch" to interogate his new friends! This "Blowtorch" reference is in "Pulp Fiction" when determining the fate of "Z". "American Hard Copy" did a legendary interview with him in 1992.
Detective Chief Inspector Superintendant Graham Weslock ( Retired )
Ripper Roy Reeves
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