rainy days, the

starting life as a schlocky, punky ensemble, the rainy days recorded a couple of eps in a decade – with a huge number of contributors flowing in and out of the band, before settling on a more melodic configuration in the early 00s. their excellent ‘spungomummagummabyllybeef+microchips’ anthologies compiles a substantial amount of unreleased material from their earlier period, and is a fine place to start with such an eclectic band.
discography
picks in bold

  • raspberry spungo cassette [1993 frisbee]
  • mumma gumma bubblegum cassette [1993 f-corp / gestalt information and communication systems network]
  • ‘uh huh’/’hotcakes’/’g.o.g.’ 7″ single [1995 flying nun FN332] rn
  • ‘rock n’ roll made me a man’/’i’ve got the rock’/’the creeper’ 7″ single [1998 kato] rn
  • spungomummagummabyllybeef+microchips [2003 compilation honest tooth / gestalt information and communication systems network]
  • hot shit! [2003 gestalt information and communication systems network]
  • facework [2005 gestalt information and communication systems network]

raith rovers

one of robert scott‘s many one-off bands – this time with the axemen‘s bob brannigan, robs’ brother andrew scott and j underhill. they put out the ralph cassette on scotts’ own every secret thing label.
discography
picks in bold

rake

loose palmerston north punk outfit.
discography
picks in bold

  • pseudopodia [1992 split w/ froithead / sausage roll / ethiopian land farmers yellow bike]
  • when your duff is cold… and your belly is empty 7″ ep [1993 yellow bike]
  • hard of hearing no.1 cassette [1994 split w/ blunt / livids spotty dog 01 spots]