The band released the single "Counting the Beat" which became a No. A second single released in 1981, "It Ain't What You Dance, It's the Way That You Dance It" (which had the outro repeat line "oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah"), was also a Top 5 hit in New Zealand but only a minor hit in Australia (reaching #43).An album, Practical Jokers, produced by David Tickle, was released.

Although the band had several hit songs in New Zealand, "Counting the Beat" was their only major chart success in Australia and they are considered a one hit wonder in that country.

The song is well known for its catchy beat and memorable music video.

There were long delays in the release of the song: while recorded in August 1980, the final mix was not ready until November, and the decision then made by Mushroom to not release the song until after Christmas.

The song is known for its memorable music video as well as the song.

The crowd at the end of the song were not actors but instead people on a 'surprise' drinking bus.

One of the stops was the video shoot, where they had 15 minutes to dance.

Formed out of the remnants of The Suburban Reptiles, the founding members were Phil Judd (guitar, vocals), Wayne Stevens (aka Bones Hillman) (bass), and Mark Hough (aka Buster Stiggs) (drums).

Formed in 1979, the band released the single "One Good Reason" which was a top 20 hit in New Zealand.

They also appeared on the Ripper Records sampler AK79 and established a large live following after a residency at Auckland's Liberty Stage club.

In 1980 the band moved to Australia and signed for Mushroom Records for that country, although their New Zealand releases remained on Ripper.

After some band dissension, Ian Gilroy of The Crocodiles replaced Hough on drums.