Marginal Era Profile

Murray Cammick
11 Jul 2013

Briefly, the band to watch in Auckland, Marginal Era formed in mid-1982 around the songwriting talents of Paul Agar, who had released his first single 'Your Eyes' as Paul Agar & The Set, recorded in February 1982 at Mandrill Studios with Glyn Tucker and Trevor Reekie at the desk.

Warwick Paul Agar (full name) had been in the band Vivid Militia, who appeared on Propeller's Class of 81 collection, for eight months in 1981 and before the band split, they had demoed 'Your Eyes'. The new 1982 recording was released on Mandrill Studio’s Reaction Records label.

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Paul Agar & The Set 'Your Eyes', 1982
Photo credit: Simon Grigg Collection
Australian single 'See Hear Touch', 1985
Photo credit: Rone Kane Collection
Warwick aka Paul Agar at a TVNZ function, Auckland. In the background is Shazam producer Peter Grattan.
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
See Hear Touch (on Hey Hey it's Saturday)
Paul Agar
Photo credit: Photo by Murray Cammick
Australian single 'How Can I Explain', 1986
Photo credit: Rone Kane Collection
'This Heaven', 1983
Photo credit: Simon Grigg Collection
The Australian Marginal Era band, Paul Agar on the right
Phil MacDonald, Dave Mauger, Dave Larsen, Paul Agar - 1983
Phil McDonald, Dave Mauger, Paul Agar, Dave Larsen
Photo credit: Photo by Glenn Jowitt. Simon Grigg Collection
This Heaven
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Members:

Paul Agar - guitar, bass, vocals

Dave Larsen - drums, vocals

Phil MacDonald - keyboards

David Mauger - bass

Martin Robson - bass