Here’s a little something for those of you with the words ROCK and ROLL tattooed on your knuckles and you who wants your punk thugish and give you a masculine feeling that lasts all night long.
These guys released an LP under the name Dum Dum Boys in 1982, then changed their name to The Henchmen and released this 7″ and two 12inches, then moved to Sydney, Australia and again changed their name, but this time to Reptiles At Dawn. They never lost their Stooges influences though, even if they got a bit too into the goth scene in the mid/ late 80’s, at which time they were back in New Zealand.
New Zealand didn’t have too many punkbands that released records as far as I know, and like Spain, it seems like 12″ was a popular format. Anyone knows why?
By the way, I found my copy cheap as it didn’t have the original sleeve, but instead the black and white “insert” sleeve. Anyone knows where that one came from? Judging by the paper quality it’s quite new, but the record have been sold with that as a sleeve a few times, and all of them from Germany. It sort of looks like a old flyer, and looks a bit too well done to be done as just a rip off… The sleeve posted here is stolen from Discogs, so thanks to whoever uploaded it there.