Great compilation (released June 2017) of favourites from late 1970s-80s New Zealand Punk/New Wave TV show . Includes hard to find NZ tracks by Marginal Era, Screaming Mee Mees, Body Electric etc
For 12 years (1976 - 88) music TV show Radio With Pictures was the leading light for new cutting edge music in New Zealand.
With no internet and UK music mags sea freighted to us over a six week period it was the only source of up to date new music releases. Its many nationwide followers would gather in front of the TV on a Sunday evening in anticipation of what great new bands they would be discovering next.The 36 classic tracks featured on this collection are a great reflection of the quality of post punk and new wave bands that graced our screens on a weekly basis.
* bold denotes New Zealand artist Disc 1:
Herrmann Hieb Er (Radio With Pictures Theme) - Nina Hagen Pretty In Pink - The Psychedelic Furs A Forest - The Cure Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Making Plans For Nigel - XTC Squeeze - Toy Love* Totally Wired - The Fall I'm Bored - Iggy Pop Tally Ho! - The Clean* (This Is Not A) Love Song - Public Image Limited Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds Don't Fight It Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both Of Us - Blam Blam Blam* A Song From Under The Floorboards - Magazine Ghost Town - The Specials See Me Go - The Screaming Meemees* Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones Saturday Night Stay At Home - The Suburban Reptiles* Echo Beach - Martha And The Muffins
This Heaven (Radio With Pictures Theme) - Marginal Era* Girl U Want - Devo Spellbound - Siouxsie And The Banshees The Killing Moon - Echo And The Bunnymen Pink Frost - The Chills* Mirror In The Bathroom - The Beat Blue Monday - New Order Sex & Drugs & Rock'N'Roll - Ian Dury And The Blockheads One Good Reason - The Swingers* Because The Night - Patti Smith Death And The Maiden - Verlaines* Never Say Never - Romeo Void Into The Valley - Skids Riot Squad - The Newmatics* Baggy Trousers - Madness Pulsing - The Body Electric* Icehouse - Flowers Vienna - Ultravox