This compilation should be a welcome release to anyone who likes good music, a NZ music completist, or any fan of early rock and roll. Over 25 garage bands are featured, with recordings made using a couple of mics, or maybe just one, and a reel-to-reel. These were then released on NZ labels like Zodiac, Tanza, Viking or overseas ones like HMV. The re-mastering gives them a fighting chance so you can hear a great representation of what was going on in the halls and milkbars. Cool pictures, cool sleeve notes, cool CD.
1.Johnny Cooper - Pie Cart Rock and Roll 2.Peter Lewis and the Trisonic - Four City Rock 3.Max Merritt and the Meteors - Get a Haircut 4.Clyde Scott and the Zanyopolis - Gravediggers Rock 5.Glyn Tucker with Ian Lowe and the Tornadoes - I'm in Love 6.Bobby Davis and the Dazzlers - Abel Mabel 7.Morgan Clarke with Benny's Five - Haka Boogie 8.Ron Maxman and the Martians - Kool and Krazy 9.Red Hewitt and the Buccaneers - DJ Blues 10.The Bob Paris Combo - Dragstrip 11.Eddie Howell with the Rockabyes - I'm a Man 12.Max Merritt and the Meteors - Kiss Curl 13.Carol Davies with the Halos - Little Bit 14.The Howard Morrison Quartet - Gum Drop 15.Sam Mataparae with the Rocking Rockers - Rocking Rockers Theme Song 16.The Hulawaians - Hawaiian Rock'n'Roll 17.Clyde Scott and the Clansmen - Bluebird 18.Johnny Devlin and the Devils - Nervous Wreck 19.Gary Stewart and the Coronets with Ian Lowe and his Esquires - Street Corner 20.Teddy Bennett - The Life I Live 21.Ronnie Sundin - Teenage Beat 22.The Keil Isles - Say Mama 23.Glyn Tucker with Ian Lowe and the Tornadoes - Carol 24.Eddie Howell with the Rockabyes - Save my soul 25.Teddy and the Bears - Pipeliner 26.Lew Pryme and the Rockateers - Talahassee Lassie 27.Rod Derrett - Teddy Boys Picnic 28.The Zodiacs - Be Bop a Lula