Friday, June 19, 2009

Pick Of The Week: AK 77

The Suburban Reptiles
were New Zealand's first, many say greatest punk band. Simon Grigg recently posted this amazing shot of a Suburban Reptiles gig, quite possibly at Zwines, from 1977 and in a purely fashion-captured-at-a-moment-in-time way, it's an intriguing image. Commenting on this photo Jim Salter (right) observes that the apparatus Claire Elliot/Zero (left) is holding "isn't an ebony cigarette holder - it's her #4 camel-hair brush, and in her other hand it isn't a wine bottle - it's the Indian Ink she used to put on her eyes..." Classic.