Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Zealand Music Month - 5/5/2009

Wellington was arguably the centre of the New Zealand music universe through the mid-to-late 1960's, and today's band was one of the most popular Wellington acts of its era. The Avengers formed in 1966, initially as house band for a Wellington nightclub. They quickly built up a following, and a degree of recording success followed. The band made several attempts to break into the Australian market, but disbanded in 1969 after these failed.

So here today, for your listening and viewing pleasure in their 1968 single Love, Hate Revenge, which reached #2 on the New Zealand Hit Parade. From an era where music videos were of bands badly miming their songs in a studio, there is even a commendable attempt at a cutting-edge music video! Enjoy!


homepaddock said...

I can remember hearing this on the radio when I was at primary school - and maybe I saw it, on a black and white TV, in Come On or Happen Inn.

Rob's Blockhead Blog said...


Had that one lined up for tomorrow....