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  1. Dave and the Dynamos


A tongue in cheek paean to the joys of middle age, this jaunty, amiable rocker was an unlikely hit in the more electro-pop oriented early 80s. Written by Dave Luther, from folk pop group Hogsnort Rupert, it was the 12th biggest selling single in NZ in 1983. The all-singing, all-dancing music video, like so many of the era, was an Avalon studios television production. Less typically, by the standards of the day, it practically amounts to a major production with multiple sets and a cast of dozens while the band hams it up for all they are worth.

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 Robyn Gallagher

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I'm not sure why, but the 40 of 1983 feels like 60 of today. 40-year-olds of 2012 are like 20-year-olds. Or something.


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