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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.

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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 It will have been excerpted for a story or two at the time, but otherwise, the interview is previously unpublished.

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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.

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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.