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Car Crash Set


3-piece Auckland new wave act from the early/mid 80’s featuring Nigel Russell (Spelling Mistakes, Danse Macabre), David Bulog and Trevor Reekie, though they went through many other members.

After an EP and an album the band disbanded with Russell going on to join Greg Johnson Set. Car Crash Set are recognized as one of New Zealand’s pioneering electronic acts, taking inspiration from the likes of Suicide and New Order.


  • Nigel Russell
  • David Bulog
  • Trevor Reekie
  • Simon Brown (Drums)
  • Rick Robertson (Saxophone)
  • Henry Downes (Percussion)
  • Sharon Tuapawa (Vocals)
  • Ryan Monga (Bass)


  • Breakdown 7″ Single (1983, Reaction, REACT019)
  • No Accident 7″ single (19834 Reaction, REACT021)
  • Another Day EP (1986, Reaction / Festival, X19021)



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National Anthem

Anthony Johns, Craig Smith, Michael Harrolambi, Mike Chunn, Dave Major, Steve Garden And With Guest Appearances From The Newton Hoons Horn Section.

Discography (picks in bold)

  • One Day Different [1986 Reaction Real035]
  • 4 Good Reasons Ep [1987 Reaction]