Here’s a Kiwi ripper for all you boys and girls, and maybe this and Peter’s recent post of Metal Urbain might be the restart of this site again as we’ve been less than frequent with updates the last year(s?). At least I know that I have a few 7inches ripped and ready to go. I know jackshit about these two bands and it wasn’t until today that I realized that Suicide 2 is a monster of a tune, just like Short-haired rock and roll.Â I’ve been too occupied with spinning the simple rock n’ roll of Terrorways to see that the flip might actually be even better. Perhaps not as direct, but damn that’s some strong song writing, and after playing it 5 times in a row now it carved it’s way into my brain.
Country:Â New Zealand
Terrorways – Short-haired rock and roll.mp3
Proud Scum – Suicide 2.mp3
Both band each had a pair of songs on the essential AK79 comp, released in NZ in… 1979. A later CD reissue of the comp included a host of bonus tracks including the two you present here.
Suicide 2 was always my fave….that in can drum intro…
” Suicide” was on the mentioned AK79 comp, there was a reunion gig and reissue as a 2LP (with extra unreleased NZ punk on 2nd LP) a few years back. OK, here you go..
too fat and old….
how about this from 79…
lots more in the side bar from Jonathan Jamrag
including this “ad”
they should get the girl to front the band….
Proud Scum were going to have an entire set of songs called Suicide it seems.
this was recorded after Johnn Atrocity left, legend has it he heard on John Peel in London.
Grafton Bridge is a high bridge in Auckland famed for suicide jumpers,
this was maybe the last rare punk record I got, a chap I got to know raised in New Zealand, I got talking to him and started chatting about Kiwi punk, he’d ‘been there’, say Toy LOve, lucky sod, and he was amazed a random guy in England knew about all this… we became friendly and he eventaully gave me his copy as I was a fan.
this reissue has Jonathan drinking handfuls of beer off the stage… classy!
the shirts with the number on the front are inspired by the Beagle Boys
“The Beagle Boys are usually depicted as a gang of about three to ten members or more depending on the story, who are identical in appearance and personality. They wear black bandit masks to hide their identities and on their turtleneck sweaters, most often being orange or red, they have their prison number signs.”