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The bloody good night kiwi

We are in the middle of the New Zealand music month of May, which is perfect timing for drummer, DJ and vinyl record enthusiast Lincoln Wright to spin selections from his New Zealand music collection at Smash Palace tomorrow night.

Wright has bought New Zealand music for decades, he says. His collection is nothing if not eclectic.

“I love kiwiana. I’ve got quirky stuff. A bit of Fred Dagg, lots of 60s stuff; Troy Kingi, Teeks, Alien Weaponry. A lot of bands that have played here, I’ve bought their records.”

A regular at Spellbound Wax Company, Wright also finds New Zealand music records online. He has albums by Flying Nun artists such as The Bats, and The 3Ds, post-punk trio Blam Blam Blam, Front Lawn, and even a Jenny Morris 45 he bought on Trade Me this week are part of the collection.

“I bought a Narcs album at the same time. I’m reliving my childhood.”

Wright will spin his records from 7pm tomorrow at Smash Palace. Free entry.

NZ MUSIC: Drummer, DJ and vinyl record enthusiast Lincoln Wright loves kiwiana, as can be seen in his classic t-shirt logo, and tomorrow night he will spin selections from his extensive New Zealand music collection at Smash Palace. File picture