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Scavengers - The Scavengers lp (Real Groovy Records)


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 first time.
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."

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 April, 2014.

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