Over two nights in November 2008, Auckland’s Monte Cristo Room played host to shows that reconvened the key participants of the late 1970s local punk rock scene.
The Terrorways, Proud Scum, Spelling Mistakes, Scavengers and the X-Features came together thirty years down the track, bringing together their historical import with the high-powered rock and roll fun that had earned this music a place in history in the first instance.
Radio New Zealand National was there to record the performances and speak to the musicians.
'AK79 Live' documents what happened on those two nights, and illustrates how pop subculture from the late 70s continues to have an impact on both the participants and the course of local popular culture itself.
Part one features Proud Scum and The Scavengers.
Produced by Troy Ferguson and Andre Upston for Radio New Zealand National.