Heard It Here First – 25 Cents

Heard It Here First – 25 Cents

Heard It Here First celebrates the fringe, challenging and brilliant musicians who you would have heard about first on RDU throughout the years.

All female Christchurch band 25 Cents were part of a vibrant, early 1980s Gladstone Tavern scene that also included The Pin Group, The Newtones, The Playthings and The Androidss.

Their sole release in 1982 was one of the early Flying Nun singles (FN009) and just 305 copies were pressed. Complete with violin, the A-side ‘Don’t Deceive Me’ was a rare original for a band that specialised more in 60s and 70s garage and punk covers ranging from The Velvet Underground to Pere Ubu. But it’s their helter skelter version of The Sonics’ garage classic ‘The Witch’ on the flip side that has been anthologised over the years. ‘Don’t Deceive Me’ was finally reissued on Flying Nun’s Time to Go compilation in 2011.

Click here to find out more about 25 Cents.

Heard It Here First is proudly brought to you by AudioCulture.co.nz – The noisy library of New Zealand music.

‘Alternative Radio: RDU98.5FM since 1976’ is on at Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave until August 14.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.


August 1st, 2016

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