2014 NZ Record Store Day Release... we have the only copies in the US!
Colored vinyl, excellent production from our friends at Real Groovy!
"The Spelling Mistakes were one of New Zealand's best, most
infamous, yet much-loved second wave punk bands of the late seventies.
Taking the sneer and aggression from the first wave and matching it with
sixties pop sensibilities, in their short tenure from early 1979 to
October 1980 they recorded one and half classic singles with Feels So
Good and (The Ballad Of) Reena's Piss Flaps (a split A side) as well as a
selection of demos.
This collection brings together, (and mostly on vinyl for the first
time) their raw demos from late 79, Reena and Feels So Good singles, a
recording from their last ever show and a selection of their best
recordings from 1999 when they entered Frisbee studios to revisit
unrecorded tracks. The results of these new recordings were excellent
and demanded release. This is the first time the Spelling Mistakes 1979
& 1980 recordings have been reissued from the original master
Brothers Nick and Julian Hanson were on vocals and drums
respectively. Nigel Russell on bass, and the incomparable Warwick Hitler
on guitar. Banned from many an Auckland venue for their fans over
exuberant enthusiasm, plus songs about the then recent Air NZ Erebus
disaster, and Warwick performing in his SS uniform did little to take
them into the hearts of the mainstream, but for those who witnessed them
at the time - their gritty pop songs, Warwick's stun guitar, and Nick's
flamboyance as a front man captured the imaginations and hearts of many
an Auckland (X) teenager of the time."
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 April, 2014.