[The Spelling Mistakes ‘Feel So Good/Hate Me Hate/I Hate’] tied for first single [with The Features recorded debut]…also sold around a thousand and briefly broke even until Phonogram heard it and asked for their compilation advance cheque back..oh well.
– Simon Grigg: taken from Griggs’ Propeller archive website.
2nd generation Auckland punk band featuring Nigel Russell who succumbed to the pressures of a boot-boy fan-base at the turn of the 80s. Released a double-album compilation on Fast Food some 23 years after originally forming, after several reunion performances during the late 90s. One of their most well known singles – the creatively titled ‘Rena’s Piss Flaps’ is reportedly based on Once Were Warriors actress Rena Owen.
Discography (picks in bold)
- ‘Reena’s Piss Flaps’ 7″ Single [1980 W/ Whizz Kids Ripper Rip004]
- Feels So Good 7″ Ep [1980 Ripper]
- Hate Me Hate Me Ep [1980 Ripper Rev2]
- We Still Hate The Spelling Mistakes [Compilation 1998]
- Epileptic Apocalypse 1979 – 1999 [Compilation 2002 Fast Food]