Misex – Straight Laddie 7″

misex.jpgObscure New Zealand band that jumped on the new bandwagon called “New Wave”. Pretty good punky a-side while the flip sinks to the bottom as soon as the needle runs 4-5 seconds into the song.


…a new name, Mi-Sex. The name originated from a song they were playing at the time by a British group Ultravox, called “My Sex” To create their new image, they discarded the old attire and on went the leather pants and tank tops. Short hair was also called for to complete the look.


Country: New Zealand
Year: 1978
Label: EMI
Format: 7″
Straight Laddie.mp3
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19,170 Responses to Misex – Straight Laddie 7″

  1. Simon says:

    actually not that obscure a band, “Computer Games” was the biggest Australasian single of 1980. And a note, they were not Australian, they were New Zealanders. Its like saying the Beatles were Russian…same distance from Liverpool to Moscow as Wellington to Sydney

  2. Nice to see you floating around, Simon.

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks for the info Simon. Don’t agree though the distance is the same the language is totally diffrent both spoken and alphabetical. But correct info will be updated.

  4. Rich says:

    Not exactly the same thing as mistaking a Russian group for the Beatles. Anyhow, my Mum let me have the cheesy Computer Games promo single as a kid & I do still have a soft spot for it! Nice to hear this one too.

  5. Simon says:

    the Russian thing was tongue in cheek. But as to the language being the same between Oz and Nz..Ha, I don’t think many NZers would buy into that one. As the billboard used to say in the London Tube stations…what do you call a cultured Australian?…..a New Zealander :)

  6. Slammerworm says:

    Yeah well they started off in NZ but they were way happier in Oz. Many of us back in NZ were also made happier by their absence. Misex were nothing-much prog-rockers who tried to co-opt punk rock by speeding their twiddly-widdly crap up and singing it in a mockney accent. ‘Straight Laddie’ ain’t gonna make anyone forget about the Ramones. Hell, it makes the Lurkers sound like Black Flag.

  7. Simon Grigg says:

    Yep…they were rather despised in NZ..and for good reason, they were shocking wannabes. As you say…prog refugees.

  8. Geoff says:

    It’s Good that Mi-Sex and other New Zealand bands came to Australia.
    few New Zealanders it seems appreciate good Music. As for Progressive
    Rock, I’ve heard and seen Australian Progressive Rock The Cosmic Nomads, Their Music good and quite Interesting. I would’ve been interested to hear Father Thymes Prog Rock songs. The decline in popularity of prog rock meant they had to choose another style of music.
    It stands to reason nobody but incredibly stupid people would want to go
    out of business only about two years after starting out. sounds like tall poppy syndrome to me, a trait obviously NOT Peculiar to Australians

  9. Nathan G says:

    I like this.

  10. Paul says:

    Shocking Wannabes – well that’s entertainment – I just googled this song as it was going through my mind _ I have to wear a suit tomorrow – thought it was Lip Service – how wrong and disappointed I was. Song is good regardless.

    Elvis Rules

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