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Wild Things - Social End Products Of The World Unite!

    16 Kiwi freakbeat nuggets from 1966 to 1968 available on LP!.

    In mid 1966 John Harris of the Bluestars penned NZ's first punk single released by Allied International in September 1966. Now considered the holy grail of NZ freakbeat and sixties punk, the single is coveted by collectors of the genre worldwide. This was not the only 45 from NZ that encapsulated the following ... a defiant attitude, fuzzed out guitars, dandied up in the latest fashions of the day, topped off (usually) with the longest tresses.

    Originally released in 1992 on Flying Nun - this 2018 volume is the redux 26th Anniversary “Wild Things” collection of out of control, filthy & fuzzy mayhem from the ‘bottom’ of the world (Just ask Keith Richards & Viv Prince -both NZ tourists in 1965) . Kiwi teens out ‘prettying the Pretty Things with the Mod-ish fercocity of The Who and strong doses of Beck & Page–ish rave up isms. Armed with locally manufactured guitars and amplifiers overdriven through home-made fuzz boxes.

    These 16 skullbusting mashers were recorded under basic conditions in primitive studios. All in mono Transferred from master tape Inserts included. Compiled by John Baker

    Heed The Call! collects the best New Zealand material from the afrotastic days of 1973 to 1983. Artists like Mark Williams whose House For Sale became a sought after northern Soul single, The (three) Yandall Sisters (two of whom are pictured behind Mark WiIlliams on our cover), a teenage Tina Cross, Dalvanius & Prince Tui Teka, all became household names in NZ. The collection mines some overlooked nuggets from their respective catalogues alongside lesser known boogie cuzzins The Pink Family with their non-secular floor sizzler Don't Give Your Life Away, the gritty gospel soul of Sonia & Skee, The Johnny Rocco Band, Inbetweens, and The Totals. The Kaukau brothers were four fifths of Golden Harvest who hit the national charts with the number one I Need Your Love in 1978 which featured new addition 17 year old Karl Gordon fronting the band. Local 60s beat pioneer Larry Morris fresh out of the big house after a public LSD misdemeanour finds his groove on Who Do We Think We're Fooling. Funk dynamos Collision hail from Tokoroa, and in an earlier incarnation were known as The Shriek Machine, move to Australia on Dalvanius's insistence to record the showstopper You Can Dance. Early 70s Acid Rockers Ticket flaunt their funky flare(s) with their Vertigo single only release Mr Music (later covered by Collision) , and the windy city jazzmen The 1860 Band take form fitting self promoting t-shirts to the next level while re- interpreting Rita Jean Bodine's Thats The Kind Of Love 



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