Wellington band Skank Attack have unearthed original copies of their self titled vinyl EP from 1987.
Limited edition of 100 copies to be released for sale on Record Store Day_20 April 2013
Format_original mint condition 12 inch vinyl only
Also available from good record stores (distribution by Border)
Issue of the four song E.P follows the successful release of Skank Attack’s ‘Here On Out’ album in 2012.
When former Skank drummer Steve Cochrane set up his record and poster store The Revolution' he set about sorting through a mountain of rare posters and records he has collected from the 1980's onwards. Buried amongst this treasure trove he was amazed to discover 100 mint copies of the Skank Attack EP. In celebration of their small part in independent New Zealand music history the band decided to distribute these for Record Store Day 2013. Record store day is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
The EP was recorded at Wellington’s Frontier Studios by respected New Zealand music producer Nick Roughan (Skeptics/Dimmer/The Adults/Die Die Die etc) and who regularly accompanied the Skank crew on national tours in the late 1980’s. The record was originally an independent release on the bands own Skank Records moniker and received 4 star reviews on it’s release in 1987.
More about the E.P
1. The Harvest of Shame
2. She Came down alone (Live)
3. In time Out of Time
‘Passing through Wellington in early 1986, I caught Skank Attack at the Clyde Quay Tavern on the lip of Wellington Harbour. They were playing a propulsive, and at times, expansive, modern guitar-based dance music with a chill Northern English breeze passing through it. Music for the mind and body. Like their support act, a young Number Nine, they seemed out of step with the times, as timeless music often does when it emerges’.