Rip It Up reviewer Francis Stark wrote of the single: “The Instigators’ Battle of the Bands’ prize of studio time was overseen by the Blams’ Don McGlashan and these two tracks are the result. ‘Not Really Bad’ and ‘In Line’ are both dense, with something of the Pop Mechanix about them. ‘Bad’ wins out on the strength of its vocal.” (Rip It Up issue 50, September 1981)
Don McGlashan produced The Instigators first single Not Really Bad for Ripper Records in 1981.
Sonya Waters released a solo EP No Pain through Ripper Records in 1983. She is a music teacher in Auckland and has played in Fang and White Swan Black Swan.
Ed Geddes - sax, vocals
Tarewai Wesley - bass
Eddie Olsen - drums
Tom Rothsey - guitar