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BLAM BLAM BLAM (Buy CDs by this artist)
Blam Blam Blam EP (New Zealand Propeller) 1980 + 1982
Luxury Length (New Zealand Propeller) 1982
The Blam Blam Blam Story (NZ Propeller) 1984

Once reckoned by some to be New Zealand's top local group, Blam Blam Blam share a bit of their genealogy with the Swingers. An intriguing and somewhat strange trio, they have a sure-handed, full but uncluttered approach and oblique melodies, with a lot of indigenous references, as in "There Is No Depression in New Zealand," a Top 20 hit there, and included on a revised second edition of the EP. Guitars may chime like bells or whine sweetly like violins; drums aptly support muscular bass work; the vocals are a bit dry but deliver a pinch of tartness when needed. Not wildly spectacular, but definitely stimulating.

[Jim Green]