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Skank Attack have unearthed original copies of their self titled vinyl EP from 1987.

 

Limited edition of 100 copies re-released on Record Store Day_20 April 2013

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Format_Original mint condition 12 inch vinyl only

Available to order from www.skankattacknz.bandcamp.com

Also available from good record stores (distribution by Border) including:

Real Groovy_Auckland
SouthBound Records_Auckland
Vinyl Countdown_New Plymouth
The Revolution – Wellington_Upper Hutt
Rough Peel Music_Wellington
Slow Boat Records_Wellington
Mint Music – Wellington_Lower Hutt
Penny Lane_Christchurch
Galaxy Records_Christchurch

 

Re release 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 have 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. Roughan was a member of electronic pioneers The Skeptics and has produced recordings for dozens of NZ bands over the years, including Dimmer, The Adults and Die Die Die. He regularly accompanied the Skank crew on national tours in the late 1980’s.

The E.P was originally an independent release on the bands own Skank Records moniker and received enthusiastic reviews on it’s release in 1987.

 

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Original  NZ Herald Review_1987

 

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Original  Rip It Up Review_1987

 

For more info about Record Store Day http://www.recordstoreday.com

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