V/A, Hits & Myth (1981)
Spent a bit more money on this than I usually do for a second-hander, but worth it. Pretty mint copy, record in good nick – cover tidy-as – and what a line-up, what a great tracklisting – a perfect party record – Split Enz and Dragon and Hello Sailor and Th’ Dudes but also Citizen Band and Suburban Reptiles and The Swingers and Pop Mechanix and Mi-Sex and Toy Love. Every song brilliant. Compiled, I believe, by Mike Chunn. Top work Mr Chunn. I’m pretty stoked to have this – spotted it in the rack a while back, figured it’d be snapped up before I had the coin. Went back, still there. Still there. Waited. And then decided I had to have it. Took it along when I played a bunch of Kiwi songs in a pub one night recently. I think Saturday Night At Home mighta been the only track I played from this in the end. But there’ll be other times. Next time I might just play the whole album through Side A/Side B…might as well…it’s about as good as it gets right here.
Sample Track: Feels So Good (Spelling Mistakes)
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