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.
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.