Friday, May 04, 2012


 Some NZ 80s electro from Wellington outfit the Body Electric, this release now long out of circulation, but you may find it with a bit of searching. From Club Bizarre blurb on the band...

"One of the first electronic bands from New Zealand to break the alterno-mainstream, The Body Electric were formed in 1982 by Alan Jimson (aka Alan Jansson, formerly of 1980s band The Steroids) and Andy Drey.

During their initial rehearsals, they were then joined by actor-turned-singer Garry Smith. The group's debut single, Pulsing, was picked up by radio programmers and spent 27 weeks in the charts. Not entirely indicative of their sound, the track has a novelty quality to it, coming across as a parody of emotionless electronic groups like Kraftwerk. 

Following the success of Pulsing, Andy Drey was replaced by Spines bassist Wendy Calder and the group released two more minor hits (Dreaming In A Life and Imagination) and a full length album before fading into obscurity."

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