Today's Music Month Flashback is

There is No Depression in New Zealand

by Auckland post-punk trio Blam Blam Blam.

No Depression became a theme song for New Zealand's long, troubled winter of 1981, as the country was wracked by social and political division and the Springbok Tour.

Poet and playwright Richard von Sturmer wrote the lyrics while the music was by Blams member Don McGlashan.

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The video features a band performance shot on the roof of TVNZ's Shortland St studios and shows a curious penchant for celebrity lawn mowing, and performing Marmite and Vegemite jars.