Brand New! High Quality Reissue Of The Fantastic Debut LP By One Of New Zealand’s Greatest Rock Bands Ever — Hello Sailor! Includes Insert With Lyrics & Credits.
Includes Their Classic Kiwi Original Numbers, “Gutter Black”, “When Your Lights Are Out”, “Blue Lady”, “Latin Lover” & “Lyin’ In The Sand”.
Recorded at Stebbing Recording Studios, Auckland, New Zealand in 1977. Vinyl re-issue produced by Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd.
“This album is dedicated to the memory of John Mitchell, Ian Morris, Dave McArtney & Graham Brazier: All gone too soon, but so present on these tracks.
When Your Lights Are Out
Last Chance To Dance
All Around This Town
Watch Your Back
Lyin’ In The Sand
Seminal NZ band Hello Sailor released their self-titled debut album in 1977 after two years of playing countless gigs up and down the country honing a reputation as one of the great touring acts whose live energy was palpable. With a lead singer / saxophonist in Graham Brazier they had the ultimate showman who could command the audience’s attention the moment he opened his mouth. Two singles from this debut record, ‘Gutter Black’ and ‘Blue Lady’ quickly became staples of top rating rock station Radio Hauraki and are well ensconced in the lexicon of great New Zealand songs.
Seemingly at odds with the UK punk influences that were clearly evident in many of their contemporaries, Hello Sailor were nevertheless purveyors of the finest rock n roll that any young suburban band could hope to achieve. Indeed their influences were of the punk persuasion, but more of the US variety from the likes of Iggy Pop and The Velvet Underground.
After attempting to break into the US music scene with a foray into LA in 1978 Hello Sailor returned home to cement their standing as one of the greatest bands to emerge from Auckland’s live music circuit. Local television drama ‘Outrageous Fortune’ used Hello Sailor’s ‘Gutter Black’ as it’s theme song in 2005 which showed the affection with which NZ’s creative community holds for the band and led to a new generation of fans.
Sadly, founding members Dave McArtney and Graham Brazier passed away in 2013 and 2015 respectively but their legacy is contained within this immaculate reproduction of the original LP that started the NZ Music icons that were Hello Sailor.