Monday, September 15, 2008

V/A - "Get A Haircut - 31 of the Best New Zealand Rock'n'Rollers Ever!" (2004 comp)


I'm sitting in a camper-van park halfway to Christchurch, the ocean behind me, the craggy beauty of the Southern Alps before me. Last night was a beautiful full moon on the serene ocean...

Here's a different concept in compilations: all-out Kiwi rockers from 1958 to 2001, chronologically arranged. While there would certainly be a much different track list had I compiled it, I didn't and this is what we got. Still, remarkably consistent. Plus there's not one but TWO songs with motherfucker in the title. How rock 'n' roll can you get?!
Nevermind that 11-year gap when Kiwis apparently weren't rawking at all...I guess they were noodling around proggily with the rest of the rock world (except AC/DC, of course).
Amazon says it's discontinued with none used for sale, though there's a Buy It Now on eBay at a fair price right now...
Or just get it HERE.

01. Johnny Devlin And The Devils – Nervous Wreck (1958)
02. Clyde Scott And The Zanyopolis – Gravedigger Rock (1959)
03. Max Merrit And The Meteors – Get A Haircut (1959)
04. Peter Lewis And The Trisonic – Four City Rock (1960)
05. Glyn Tucker with Ian Lowe And The Tornadoes – I’m In Love (1960)
06. La De Das – Little Girl (1965)
07. Chants R&B – I Want Her (1966)
08. The Bluestars – Social End Product (1966)
09. The Smoke – No More Now (1967)
10. Ray Columbus and The Art Collection – Kick Me (1967)
11. The Scavengers – Mysterex (1978)
12. The Enemy – Pull Down The Shades (1978)
13. Proud Scum – I Am A Rabbit (1979)
14. The Terrorways – Short Haired Rock And Roll (1979)
15. Toy Love – Sheep (1980)
16. The Spelling Mistakes – Feels So Good (1980)
17. The Androidss – Auckland Tonite (1981)
18. The Dum Dum Boys – Let There Be Noise (1981)
19. Bored Games – Bridesmaid Again (1982)
20. The Henchmen – Bitch Goddess (1983)
21. Flesh D-Vice – Flaming Soul (1985)
22. The Warners – Night Of The Iguana (1988)
23. Sticky Filth – Maybe A Lover (1988)
24. The Axel Grinders – Don’t Hurry Be Happy (1990)
25. SMAK – Aunt Sally (1991)
26. The Rainy Days – Uh Huh (1995)
27. Nothing At All! – Busted (1995)
28. Shaft – Playing With Our Selves (1996)
29. The Rock And Roll Machine – Rock And Roll Disease (2000)
30. The D4 – Rock And Roll Motherfucker (2001)
31. The Datsuns – Motherfucker From Hell (2001)

2 comments:

Toxxy said...

Just wanna congratulate you with a d*mn fine blog...thx a bunch for the various comps. you've posted + the "The Horse" with Terveet Kädet, f*ckin' beautiful :-)

If you don't mind, I'm gonna add you to my blogroll at..
http://intoxxycated.blogspot.com/
...the next I'm gonna post something.

Cheers!

Toxxy

Max said...

Thanks--great post & great blog in general.