Phil Judds short-lived pub band turned superstar outfit. With Counting The Beat they became an overnight sensation, a stripped down successor to the punk bands that came before them (The Scavengers and Suburban Reptiles), The Swingers were Judd and ex-punks Bones Hillman and Busters Stiggs – a rough around the edges rock outfit with the most familiar guitar intro in New Zealand music (its now the soundtrack to a million K-Mart ads..) and a killer riff. They eventually went through rough times, with Ian Gilroy and Andrew Mclennan eventually drafted into the line-up. Their popularity soon waned, with Judd’s interest going into other projects.
- ‘One Good Reason’/’All Over Town’ 7″ Single [1980 Ripper Rpi002]
- Practical Jokers [1981 Ripper Rpr004]
- ‘Counting The Beat’/’One Good Reason’ 7″ Single [1981 Ripper Rpi012]
- ‘It Ain’T What You Dance It’S The Way That You Dance It’/’Flak’ 7″ Single [1981 Ripper Rpi015]
- ‘One Track Mind’/’Distortion’ 7″ Single [1981 Ripper Rpi019]
- ‘Punch And Judy’/’In The Middle Of Nowhere’ 7″ Single [1982 Ripper Rpi022]
- Starstruck [Soundtrack 1982 Mushroom]