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Every Day In May – Day 4: The Narcs
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Every Day In May – Day 4: The Narcs

The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. This week, Steel regurgitates a short story on the much maligned and more or less forgotten The Narcs, originally published in my independent ‘arts & entertainment’ freebie TOM sometime in 1984.

Split Enz – True Colours
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Split Enz – True Colours

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece is my September 16, 1980 review of the Split Enz album, True Colours, published in the Evening Post.

The Gordons MkII – 1983 Q&A
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The Gordons MkII – 1983 Q&A

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece is a raw transcript/interview with The Gordons from 1983. It will have been excerpted for a story or two at the time, but otherwise, the interview is previously unpublished.

Plucky South Islanders In Battle
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Plucky South Islanders In Battle

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece comes from a pre-Flying Nun South Island: my review of a seemingly completely forgotten album by a seemingly forgotten band called The Newz, published in the Evening Post, 19 July, 1980. I’ve still got this album. It’s alright.

No Pop Idles
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No Pop Idles

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece isn’t penned by Steel at all, but a young chap by the name of Steve Braunias, one of the contributors to the magazine IT, published late 1982. And it’s about The Mockers.

Much More Than Skin Deep
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Much More Than Skin Deep

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece appeared in The Strip magazine, December 1996.

Corben’s Whine
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Corben’s Whine

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece appeared in Metro magazine, some time in 1996. It was my first Metro story.