Story: Recording companies and studios

AK 79 by Ripper Records (1st of 3)

AK 79 by Ripper Records

The raw energy of punk rock recharged New Zealand's flagging local recording industry. For his newly created label Ripper Records, DJ Bryan Staff recorded two songs by each of six Auckland punk bands – the Scavengers, Terrorways, Proud Scum, Primmers, Swingers and Toy Love. This is the cover for that classic album, which Staff sold direct to record stores from the back of his Morris van. 

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Private collection, Simon Grigg
Reference: AK 79, Auckland: Ripper Records, 1980

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Album design by Terence Hogan; original photograph by Bryan Staff

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Recording companies and studios - ‘See me go’, 1970s to 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/45105/ak-79-by-ripper-records (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014