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 flashbackhas NZ’s most famous attempt at the great rock’n’roll stutter - all together now, com, pu, pu, pu, pu, pu, computer games…

Today's Music Month Flashback is Computer Games by Mi-Sex.

A last-minute addition to their 1979 album Graffiti Crimes, Computer Games was a huge hit for the band, reaching number one in Australia, two in Canada and five in New Zealand.

Computers and arcade games were a real novelty in 1979 and Mi-Sex's synth-driven sounds were a perfect match.

The video starts with the band breaking into the Sydney data centre for then super-computer giant Control Data.


Printers spew out paper, and as the band performs, old school graphics, including a driving game and TIE fighters, are projected behind them.