Music Month flashback: There is No Depression in New Zealand by Blam Blam Blam

It’s NZ Music Month and the Herald has partnered with NZ On Screen to bring you a music video of a classic New Zealand song every day of the month. Today’s flashback is from 1981 and the music video features dancing Marmite and Vegemite jars.
New Zealand band Blam Blam Blam.
New Zealand band Blam Blam Blam.

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.

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.



- NZ Herald

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