Al Park Stories

Al Park talks venues, music, gigs

As solo performer, bandmember and booking agent since the early punk era, Al Park has had, and continues to have, an insider’s view of Christchurch venues before and since the 2010-11 earthquakes.

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Al Park on Christchurch skinheads, 1980s

“When I left Christchurch in 1980 and went to LA, the skinhead thing was just emerging. It was based around the Gladstone, which I’d loved from playing and booking bands, and they were all there when I came back in 1981.

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