It’s New Zealand Music Month and for the occasion, GARY STEEL digs up some musical skeletons from his past. Today it’s Tin Syndrome’s turn.
GARY STEEL’s 1980 review of a gig by the Red Mole theatre troupe splinter band that was soon to become the hitmaking Coup D’Etat.
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. Between 1983 and 1985, I ran an independent Wellington ‘arts and entertainment’ magazine, TOM. One of my favourite contributors and dear friend, Steve Braunias, has kindly consented to have the following re-published. It’s a fabulous insight on a scene in Wellington that’s long forgotten. Make sure you read his postscript at the bottom.