Buster Stiggs

Buster Stiggs was a New Zealand rock'n'roll legend who played in punk band The Suburban Reptiles, and later The Swingers and The Motels. Born Mark Hough, he died on January 7, 2018. Buster was 63.

Jan 9, 2018

Buster Stiggs, 1954-2018

RIP Buster Stiggs. The legend who played in New Zealand’s first punk band, Suburban Reptiles, and later with his old schoolmate Phil Judd in The Swingers, died this month aged 63. In 2016 we excerpted a memoir in progress; we reprint it below.

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May 16, 2016

The Monday excerpt: Buster Stiggs and the birth of punk rock in New Zealand

Buster Stiggs! Legend. He tells the birth of New Zealand punk rock in this fascinating memoir excerpted from Phantom Billstickers Café Reader - and reveals the line that connects punk to the greatest talent in modern New Zealand music, Lorde.

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