Paired with ‘Suicide 2’ by fellow Auckland second wave punks Proud Scum, The Terrorways’‘Short Haired Rock and Roll’ arrived posthumously on Ripper Records, New Zealand’s first punk-era indie label. It was one of only three songs that The Terrorways got to vinyl. Already available – on the ground-breaking New Zealand punk compilation AK79 – was their equally raucous original, ‘Never Been To Borstal’, and an inspired and roughed-up cover of Ray Columbus and The Invaders’ ‘She’s A Mod’. The trio of songs was a slim and engaging recorded legacy that ably captured the spirit of the times and the group.
Kerry Buchanan - drums
Peter Hoffman - guitar
Gary Hunt - drums
John No-one - vocals
Dean Martelli - guitar
Chris Orange - bass
Jonathan Jamrag - bass
Kerry Buchanan wrote the liner notes to the 1993 Propeller/Flying Nun reissue of AK79. He was also a Rip It Up singles columnist and Real Groove hip-hop specialist for many years.
Dean Martelli was later in Rebel Truce whose track The Man Inside appeared on the Class of 81 compilation.
Chris Orange joined The Features in 1980, later moving to Japan for some years before returning to New Zealand.
Gary Hunt worked as a roadie for Spandau Ballet in the UK. He is now a metal furniture designer.