Happy 2011! In a few days, the Class of 81 will be celebrating their 30th anniversary...
Simon Grigg put this out on Propeller, and over on his site he gives heaps of info on this comp, the neglected little brother of his massive AK79.
My copy has a small amount of surface noise, but there's a bit of popping particularly on the the first three tracks of side two. However, the Screaming Meemees track can be downloaded all clean and legit, and Blam Blam Blam's is on their 'Complete' CD; both can be purchased at Amplifier.co.nz
These links are for the enjoyment and preservation of discontinued music. Whenever possible, links will be added to buy hard copies. If I discover that these works are available legitimately in any format, I will remove the links. These works are all long out of print, and hopefully the continued trading of these inferior digital formats will encourage their re-pressing, rather than suppressing.
If you like these artists, support them! It was hard for many of them to make a living long before their albums were available for free downloads. Find out what they are doing now, buy what they have available, and go see their shows. Tell your friends about them too.
Artists, labels and copyright owners, please contact me to have any of these removed. My main interest in posting these albums is digging up forgotten gems and promoting them. I hope that by sharing, enough interest will be aroused that official releases will be forthcoming. And re-issue labels, please press lovely new 180gm vinyl versions, with heavy cardboard sleeves, for all of them.
Looking for rare, out of print New Zealand-ish psych, garage, rock/pop, experimental, electronic, avant-garde...
Contributions welcome -- out of print only! -- as are comments.