First Fifteen Profile

Andrew Schmidt
15 May 2013

Like most Wellington punk acts of the early 1980s, First Fifteen, with Blaise Orsman on guitar, Tim Scott on vocals, Scott McFarlane on bass and Jeff Miles on drums, wrote about their political concerns.

They did it with a quirky, fractured grind and freaked vocal on ‘Fascist Tango’, a song about police oppression on the New Zealand capital’s streets from their 1982 7-inch EP Yeah Mate.

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A First Fifteen poster from 1982.
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
First Fifteen, Newtown 1983
The First XV EP
Labels:

World Ashtray Records

Members:

Scott McFarlane - bass

Jeff Miles - drums

Blaise Orsman - guitar

Tim Scott - vocals