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One of the great rock'n'roll songs about Auckland is the work of a Christchurch band. 'Auckland Tonight' is The Androidss' claim to fame  and yet it was the b-side of their only single. The work of a band that was never scared of a good time, it extols the virtues of a night on the town with special mention of Proud Scum and Toy Love playing at legendary Parnell pub the Windsor Castle. The TVNZ video careers around rain-soaked streets (with a shot of the long gone Harbour Bridge toll booths) and offers telling glimpses of The Androidss' bête noir  the central police station.

They’re tough as bitches, but they’re beautiful.
– Iggy Pop on The Androidss, The Press, 1979