No Tag Stories

A night out with the chaps

“Dig the hiss, it comes at you like the glint of a switchblade. This is the sound of rock and roll gutters,” teen punk scribe, Garth C (Garth Cartwright) wrote describing No Tag’s first EP, Oi Oi Oi, and catching just right the threat and sound of street punk circa 1982.

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The No Tag/ Dead Kennedys connection

Many New Zealand bands have contacts with international artists, and No Tag were lucky enough to form a bond with Jello Biafra, singer of the Dead Kennedys, after supporting them at their one Auckland show, which later led to some of the band singing backup vocals on the DK’s album Bedtime For Democracy. This is the story of that relationship.

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