Marsha was Blam Blam Blam’s second release from 1981 – the other being There is no depression in New Zealand.
And an interesting aside – Meteria Turei read a Māori translation if there is no depression in her maiden speech in Parliament. The things you find out huh?
Read more about Blam Blam Blam on Wikipedia
Played Lydia on Show 19 and an Australian version of Cruise Control by the Headless Chickens which I hadn’t heard before. Was a bit of a nostalgia theme in the end …
Lydia – Fur Patrol
Cruise Control – Headless Chickens (Australian video)
From the album North of Nowhere, Truth From Fiction is by Christchurch duo The Response.
I interviewed Andy Knopp a while back, and thought it was time to play something from their second album. I wasn’t disappointed – it’s another catchy bunch of tunes from the Christchurch couple.
Wonky 9000 sounds alot like an old amplifier I used to have – but it’s also a catchy tune from Friday Noon, who are from Wellington.
This is the bio from their website, fridaynoon.net
Friday Noon is a duo of electronic music composers based in Wellington, New Zealand. Formed in 2013, the pair of bedroom producers decided to team up and collaborate on a project that represented their shared passion and vision to create futuristic, hip hop and house infused electronic music.
Kinda pop reggae Kiwi style, Coup D’Etat made just one self-titled album. This track was released in 1981 and was the single of the year that year.
Find out more about the members – Jan Preston, Harry Lyon, Paul Dunningham and Neil Hannan – on the massively detailed sergeant.com.au
I couldn’t embed Doctor I Like Your medicine, so here’s a link to it instead …
Another classic NZ clip played on Show 19, this is a tremendous animated video from 1980. Bride of Frankenstein was still awesome in 1989 or 90 when I first saw this video.
Check the awesome official Toy Love website
Beatnik is a classic Kiwi track by The Clean, filmed at the Victorian Coffee Gallery on the corner of Montreal Street and Oxford Terrace in Christchurch.
It was kind of a rite of passage in Christchurch to go to the Vic, get cheese and onion toasties, and special coffees. There was a dude who played chess in the window. You always saw him by candlelight – the Vic used to put the candles in the wine bottles. Liebestraum bottles perhaps.
Anyhow, great song, great video! See more NZ music history on NZ On Screen.
Bannerman is a really interesting sounding artist. I’ve mentioned him before on the show, and this is another interesting track.
Some Kind of Man, taken from The Dusty Dream Hole album, it’s a plaintive, minimal, slow triple-time kind of groove, that’s grown on me more and more each time I listen to it. I hope you enjoy it too.