Car Crash Set

3-piece auckland new wave act from the early/mid 80s featuring nigel russell (spelling mistakes, danse macabre), david bulog and trevor reekie, though they went through many other members, including simon brown (drums), rick robertson (sax), henry downes (percussion), sharon tuapawa (backing vocals), and ryan monga (bass – later of ardijah). after an ep and an album the band disbanded with russell going on to join greg johnsons set. car crash set are recognised as one of new zealand’s pioneering electronic acts, taking inspiration from the likes of suicide and new order.
picks in bold

  • ‘breakdown/outsider’ 7″ single [1983 reaction REACT019] rn
  • ‘no accident’ 7″ single [1984 reaction REACT021] rn
  • another day ep [1986 reaction / festival X19021] rn

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