Nuggets 277 – Girls 6

This is one of my favourite mixes. Sad to report that that there are no videos available for most of the older tracks… You will have to use your imagination.

That’s Della Humphrey in the photo above looking fabulous in the late 1960’s. She features in the last song in this mix ‘ “Don’t Make the Good Girls Go Bad”. There is an interview with Della in the write up below.

Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett

A Whole New Plan – Jo Ann Garrett

What’cha Gonna Do About ItDoris Troy


Oh No Not My BabyMaxine Brown

The Jerk – The Larks

The song of the dance.

Lungomare – Lust For Youth

Holding You Back & Ashes and Embers – The Casket Girls

Named for the French woman brought over to the USA as mail order brides.

The acoustic / piano versions of their songs on the album “Piano’ are excellent. See below.

Lust & Violence + Elliott – Terror Bird


Sister Wife – Alex Winston

Love the voice, but according to this account it is fortunate that she can still sing.

Keep Falling – Summer Camp

More about the band and this album on The Quietus.

The Greater Good – The Leaf Library

The Party – Betty And The Werewolves

1997, Passing In The Hallway – Martha

Dream House – Amanda X

Atop a Cake – Alvvays

Girls XL & Hazardville – Potty Mouth

It All Means Nothing – Screaming Females

Adderall – The Coathangers

Killer Bangs – Honeyblood

Rochelle Rochelle, Earthbound and Loose – Butter The Children

Cry About It – Bad Banana

Longtime fan of everything the Crutchfield twins make. Here is a track from one of their earlier bands. As you can read here they are are all grown up now and have their own bands – Katie as Waxahache and Alison as Swearin’ .

A Common Place – Libyans

Don’t Make The Good Girls Go Bad – Della Humphrey

A classic. Here is the story of Della.

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Nuggets 211 – Punky

Nuggets 211 - Punky Punk never made it to Invercargill. I saw flashes of it on Radio with Pictures (not many kiwi bands although I remember Suburban Reptiles and The Scavengers). There was a more active scene in Auckland although it didn’t get much mainstream press coverage.

Bowie and Mick and Keith were our heroes. At home I listened to Loxene Gold Disk compilations, Split Enz, Mi-Sex, Screaming Meemees, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Yes, Brian Eno and later Felt, Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, R.E.M.,Violent Femmes and Wire.

Neil Young was played at parties.

REM came to Christchurch in 1979 as did Violent Femmes and then I was off to the midwest of America – Mountain Dew, Football and Nixon. I was near the Appalachian Mountains so lots of Bluegrass banjo pickin’ and country music. The Bangles were on AM radio and REO Speedwagon and Rush played on the 8 track cassettes in the big Chevy trucks.

By 1982 I was in Dunedin; the Jam, the Dunedin sound and everything Velvet Underground.

So I guess I missed punk. However I have always loved the energy, the excitement, the attitude. Kids making loud music and swearing.

From the 70’s to current date here some bands with punk jizz.

I am a big fan of Bad Banana (aka Katie and Allison Crutchfield from PS Elliott) and their album Crushfield. (Get their demo here or listen unplugged here.). Katie’s new sound is a little more refined.

bad banana

I also like the riot grrrl sound that Akiko Matsuura makes with with Pre and here Comanechi. She drums for The Big Pink. I am not sure how her free punk spirit jells with the boys from the Big Pink…

She said Destroy reminds me of Auckland band Las Tatas who recently did an excellent Iggy Pop cover (here’s the right gig, but the wrong song…)

The Coverband song is from a sold out Vinyl only comp with a most excellent name. Here’s the cover to show what we are missing.

Why Diet When You Can Diet

Jello Biafra come though town the other day, another gig missed.

When I think of the Ramones now, I think of the scene from the recent Undertones doco when they explain the wonder of listening to the Ramones for the first time.

Nuggets 211 – Punky by Paul on Grooveshark

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