Post-punk trio Blam Blam Blam formed on Auckland’s North Shore in 1980 and featured Don McGlashan (vocals, drums), Mark Bell (guitar) and Tim Mahon (bass). Their second release was the momentous single ‘There is No Depression in New Zealand’ — a theme song for the Springbok Tour-marred winter of 1981. Another classic followed in ‘Don’t Fight It Marsha’ but a van crash seriously injured Mahon and prematurely ended their career. McGlashan was subsequently part of the Front Lawn before forming the Mutton Birds and is one of NZ’s leading songwriters.