Limited Edition! In mid 1966 John Harris of The Bluestars penned NZ's first punk single Social End Product released by Allied International in September that year.
Now considered the holy grail of NZ freakbeat and sixties punk, the single is coveted by collectors of the genre worldwide.
Originally released on Flying Nun in 1992; this 2018 Wild Things reissue is the 26th anniversary collection of filthy, fuzzy and out of control mayhem from the bottom of the world.
Kiwi teens armed with locally manufactured guitars and amplifiers overdriven through homemade fuzz boxes out prettying The Pretty Things with the Mod-ish ferocity of The Who and strong doses of Yardbirdish rave-ups.
These 16 skull busting mashers were recorded under basic conditions in primitive studios.
• Compiled by John Baker
• Transferred from the original master tapes in glorious mono
A1 –The Bluestars* Social End Product A2 –The La De Das Don't You Stand In My Way A3 –Sandy Edmonds Come See Me A4 –Larry's Rebels Whatcha Gonna Do About It? A5 –The Rayders Working Man A6 –Tom Thumb You're Gonna Miss Me A7 –The Pleazers Hurtin' All Over A8 –Grim Ltd.* Milk Cow Blues B1 –Chants R&B Neighbour Neighbour B2 –The Roadrunners L.S.D. B3 –The Smoke No More Now B4 –The Gremlins Blast Off 1970 B5 –The Principals I Can't Stop B6 –The Troubled Mind Finders Keepers B7 –Ray Woolf & The Avengers Little Things That Happen B8 –Tomorrow's Love 7 And 7 Is