Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pull down the shades

Been away, almost back, but in the meantime, this is a giggle...from the usually unreliable All Music Guide (most of their NZ band bios are quite clearly written by hacks who have never heard the bands in question) comes this shocker:

Enemy was an obscure punk outfit that hailed from New Zealand. Formed in the late '70s, the group is best known in their homeland for such singles as "Punks Alive" and "Fallen Hero." The band's full-length debut album, Gateway to Hell, was issued in 1983, and although it became increasingly hard to find over the years, was reissued on CD, containing ten bonus tracks (many of which were rare singles). The '90s also saw the release of a pair of concert albums recorded back in May of 1978 -- Pull Down the Shades and Iggy Told Me. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide

ahhh, ok....

perhaps Mr Prato would should've done a little research before sending in his biography and invoice:

For the real bio listen to Iggy Told me, but what you need to know is that they emerged out of Dunedin in 1977 then took Auckland by storm, broke up and mutated into Toy Love, which went on to become the dominant band in New Zealand before moving to Australia where no one cared and they broke up.


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