Murray Cammick

Murray Cammick was variously the publisher and editor of RipItUp music magazine from 1977 to 1998. He continues to write on New Zealand music history for the website and regularly DJs soul/funk/jazz/Sinatra etc at groovy bars.

Nov 30, 2016

He’s a mod: Ray Columbus 1942-2016

Murray Cammick – co-founder of Rip It Up and founder of Southside Records and Wildside Records – remembers Ray Columbus, the New Zealand mod icon who died yesterday.

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Feb 25, 2016

The crazy time Herbs brought peace, love and KFC to Ruatōria during the Rasta Troubles

All week this week at the Spinoff Review of Books we feature writings from and about Ngati Dread - the amazing trilogy of books by Angus Gillies, a journalist who investigated the Rasta reign of terror in Ruatōria between 1985 and 1990. Today: a memoir from Murray Cammick about the bizarre visit Herbs made to Ruatōria in 1987.

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