2014 NZ Record Store Day Release... we have the only copies in the US!
Colored vinyl, excellent production from our friends at Real Groovy!
"In 1977, The Scavengers were one of the best of the first wave of
New Zealand punk bands. This compilation captures the best of The
Scavengers and The Marching Girls recordings from 1978 to 1980.
UK immigrant Ronnie Recent (Brendan Perry) on bass and lead vocals;
Johnny Volume (Ken Cooke) on guitar, and Des Truction (Des Hefner) on
drums and backing vocals. With heavy nods to the Pistols and Johnny
Thunder & The Heartbreakers, they recorded two of New Zealand’s most
well-known punk anthems - Mysterex and True Love.
After a residency at Zwines (Auckland's punk rock mecca at the
time), touring the country, making a TV clip for Mysterex and capturing
the headlines in all the tabloids, they ended up in Melbourne, Australia
in October 1978. Shortly after arriving, they changed their name to the
Marching Girls and teamed up with ex Ray Columbus and The Invaders
lead-guitarist Dave Russell to record some demos presented here for the
The Scavengers wouldn't see a New Zealand vinyl release until
December of the next year on Ripper Records’ AK 79 compilation. They
would release the fantastic power pop track First In Line through Au Go
Go in 1980.
Brendan would go on to form Dead Can Dance with Lisa Gerrard and move back to the UK in 1982."
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 April, 2014.