Brand New! High Quality Reissue Of The Solid Second LP By One Of New Zealand’s Greatest Rock Bands Ever ~ Hello Sailor! Packaged In Deluxe Gatefold Cover.
Mastered for vinyl by Steve McGough at Stebbing Recording Centre. Cut for vinyl by Eric Conn and Independent Mastering in Nashville. In other words, Hello Sailor have never sounded this good!
Recorded at Stebbing Recording Studios, Auckland, New Zealand in 1978.
On Parade (For The Hell Of It)
Tube ‘N’ Train
Tears Of Blood
Chained All Round
The Boys In Brazil
I’m A Texan
Do The Silver Jive
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 their 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 recording this, their second LP, and 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. 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 ‘Pacifica Amour’.