Punk Rock New Zealand

Not a lot of releases from here, but still some goodies. Perhaps the best is the Spelling Mistakes EP, a fine mix of punk and powerpop. Much of the Dum Dum Boys (later the Henchmen) material is quite good, but maybe with just a bit too much rock included? The Features 7" EP, Johnnies, Proud Scum/ Terrorways and Toy Love releases are also quite worthwhile. The Marching Girls 7" is a powerpop gem. The AK79 compilation (the CD should be around) is well worth finding, and the Doobie Doo Disc and It's Bigger Than Both of Us comps also have a number of worthwhile tracks (along with some duds). For more serious listening the Axemen (who have a number of other releases I haven't heard), Nocturnal Projections and Pin Group are worth looking for.

Alms For Children          Alms Not Arms EP (1981)
Androidss                  Getting Jumpy/Auckland Tonight 7" (1981) 
Axemen                     Three Virgins 2LP (1986) 
Bored Games                12" EP (1982) 
Dead Image                 Ors Well In 84 EP [recorded 1984] (1987)
                           Metallic O.K LP (Change For A Change/Shadows/Numbers 
                             Up/Schitzophrenic/Aint Nothing To Do/Remember/One 
                             More Promise/Hey!/Ode to Brezhnev/One Finger From 
                             Death/ Satans Servants/Change For A Change) 
Desperate Measures         1984 +3 EP (1982) 
Dum Dum Boys               Let There Be Noise LP (1982)
                           Grim Relics LP [Dum Dum Boys + Henchmen 1982-84 
                             material] (1989)  
Features                   City Scenes EP (1980)
                           Perfect Features Exposed 12" EP (1980) 
First XV                   Fascist Tango +3 EP (1982)
Flesh D-Vice               12"s Of Hard Flesh 12" 
Gordons                    Future Shock +2 EP (1980)
                           s/t LP (1981) 
                           Volume 2 LP (1984)
Henchmen                   I Got A Right/R 'n' R Attack 7" (1982)
                           Death Machine/Bitch Goddess 7" (1983)
                           We've Come To Play LP (1983)
                           Lust For Glory LP (2000) [1.7", 12" and unreleased]
                           Lust For Glory CD (2002) [7", 12" and live tracks]
Herco Pilots               Wonder Book EP
Johnnies                   Who Killed Johnny +2 EP (1983) 
Marching Girls             True Love/First In Line 7" (1980) 

No Tag                     Oi Oi Oi! 12" (1982)
                           Can We Get Away With It LP (1983)
Nocturnal Projections      In Purgatory/Nerve Ends In Powerlines 7"
                           Another Year 12" EP (1982)
                           Nerve Ends In Powerlines CD [compilation from their 
                             1981-83 vinyl and CS releases] (1995) 
Pin Group                  Ambivalence/Colombia 7" (1981)
                           Coat/Hurricane Fighter Pilot 7"
                           s/t CD [all their releases] (1997)
Plunket Boys//Vicious Circle  split EP [unreleased '81 + '83 recordings] 
Proud Scum//Terrorways     split 7" (1980) 
Riot III                   1981/Shame 7" (1980)
                           Subversive Radicals EP (1981)
Scavengers                 s/t LP [1978 recordings]
Shoes This High            The Nose One +3 EP (1980)
Sferic Experiment          EP 
Spelling Mistakes          Feel So Good +2 EP (1980)
                           Hate Me Hate Me/Stingy/I Want You EP ['79 recordings]
                           We Still Hate The Spelling Mistakes CD [7" tracks + 
                             other stuff] (1998)
Steroids                   Shadows/A Sign Of The Times 7" (1981)
                           Mr. Average/Out Of Control 7" (1981)
Suburban Reptiles          Saturday Night Stay At Home/45 Single 7" (1978)
                           Megaton +1 12" (1977)
Swingers                   Practical Jokers LP (1981)  
Tall Dwarfs                3 Songs EP (1981)
                           Louis Likes His Daily Dip EP (1982)
                           SlugBucketHairyBreathMonster EP (1984)
Toy Love                   Rebel/Squeeze 7" (1979)
                           Don't Ask Me/Sheep 7"
                           s/t LP (1980)  

COMPILATIONS

AK79 LP and CD (1980) [CD = LP + 13 tracks] 
Capital Chaos LP (c1983) 
  [1st XV / Riot III / No Tag / etc] 
Doobie Doo Disc LP (1980) 
  [Features / Spelling Mistakes / Marching Girls / etc]
Dunedin Double EP (1981) 
  [Chills / Sneaky Feelings / Stones / Verlaines]
Harder The Edge The Rocka The Roll LP (c1985) 
Hate Your Neighbours CD (1979-83) 
  [Proud Scum / Scavengers / Superettes / Dum Dum Boys / Suburban Reptiles /
   Primmers / Features / Nocturnal Projections / Toy Love / Spelling Mistakes /
   Smashed Executive / Steroids / Henchmen] 
It's Bigger Than Both of Us 2LP (1988) [1979-82]
Move To Riot CD [1978-86 tracks]
  [Scavengers / Suburban Reptiles / Enemy / Spelling Mistakes / Proud Scum / 
   Androidss / Ritchie Venue & The Regime / Newmatics / Shoes This High / No Tag 
   / Nocturnal Projections / Dum Dum Boys / Desperate Measures / Riot 111 / Dead
   Image / Unauthorised / Johnnies / Flesh D-Vice / Henchmen / Evasive Action / 
   Reptiles At Dawn]
Rip Shit Or Bust (1983) 
  [Terrorways / Spelling Mistakes / etc] 
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