Category: 1979 happenings

SOBS – ‘Complications’

(live in Auckland c.1979) After The Clean split in mid-1979, Hamish Kilgour, now as a frontman, formed The Sobs in Auckland with Michael Lawry (bass), Gary Hunt (drums) and Peter Hoffman (guitar) ex-Terrorways. They were short-lived and he soon headed back to Dunedin. (text originally c/o Michael Higgins for Audioculture) The live track (from 1979 […]

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The Spies: The Battle of Bosworth Terrace [SiltBreeze 2014]

Rebroadcast from: Originally aired on Radio NZ National Music, Saturday 12 April 2014 Wellington in 1979: A fairly unlikely bunch of musicians, artists and vagabonds went almost unnoticed in the squats of Wellington’s Bosworth Terrace, playing and recording together, loosely grouped under the banner of “The Spies”. Matthew Crawley speaks with The Spies’ George […]

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