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Pop Mechanix in late 1980
Kevin Emmett (Drums), Paul Scott (Bass), Paul (Ace) Mason (Guitar), Andrew Snoid (McLennan) (Vocals), Chris Moore (Guitar)
Over time, other members included Dick Driver (Vocals), Brent Williams (Guitar), Mark Bell (Guitar) and Peter (Rooda) Warren (Drums)

Commercial power pop, second wave and energy rock and roll.  Pressed for a genre name for their sound, Splash Alley, who became Pop Mechanix, came up with plenty, but were confined by none.  Pop Mechanix were part of the new wave of groups in the late 1970s and early 1980s that breathed the same air and shared common ideals with punk.  They were committed to recording their own songs, to revitalising rock and roll and returning it to the dance floor - to making it relevant to teens and post-teens again.  With a full live list and one of the most under-valued catalogues in New Zealand rock and roll, they succeeded in doing so.

 
 

1980 Splash Alley at Mainstreet about to become Pop Mechanix


1980 Pop Mechanix


1980 Pop Mechanix

 

 

1986 Pop Mechanix
Paul Mmason, Brent Williams, Kevin Emmett,
Andrew Snoid (McLennan) and Paul Scott


1985 POP MECHANIX - Hit Singles


1986 Pop Machanix
Kevin Emmett, Paul Mason, Andrew Snoid (McLennan),
Chris Moore and Paul Scott

 

 

1986 Pop Mechanix
Paul Mason, Paul Scott, Kevin Emmett, Andrew Snoid (McLennan)
and Chris Moore


1985 HERE SHE COMES - Hit Singles


1987-88 Pop Mechanix final line-up
Mark Bell, Peter Warren, Andrew Snoid (McLennan),
Paul Scott and Paul Mason unfortunately out of shot

 

 

1980 NOW - Ripper


1980 RITZ - RCA Victor


1981 JUMPING OUT A WINDOW - XSF

 

 

1982 TEXAS - XSF


1986 CELEBRATION OF THE SKIN - Hit Singles


1988 PALE SUN - WEA

 

 

NOW
Singles and Demos 1979-81
SAFE067CD - Failsafe Records 2005


ZOO
Lost in Australia 1981-83
SAFE068CD - Failsafe Records 2005


ACCEPTANCE
Reform, Restart, Redirect 1985-86
SAFE069CD - Failsafe Records 2005


Now:Then - One Hit Windows (Deluxe)
Part of the Pop Mechanix reissue series
SAFE091CD - Failsafe Records 2010

 
 

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