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If You're in it, You're in it to the Limit - Bikies

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1972

This notorious film looks at '70s bikie culture, focusing on Auckland's Hells Angels (the first Angels chapter outside of California). These not-so-easy riders — with sideburns and swastikas and fuelled by pies and beer — rev up the Triumphs, defend the creed, beat up students, cruise on the Interislander, provoke civic censure, and attend the Hastings Blossom Festival. After a funeral, Aotearoa's sons of anarchy head back on the highway. Bikies was banned by the NZBC — possibly due to the public urination, lane-crossing, chauvinism and pig's head activity.

The way I look at it: some people join the army, some people join the Salvation Army, some people join bowling clubs, some people join tennis clubs ... I join the Hells Angels.
– An Angel on joining a club

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Musicians: Simon Morris (guitar, vocal), Bill Lake (bass guitar, vocal, and solo vocals on 'I Will Not Think About Tomorrow'), Jeff Kennedy (drums) and John Charles (keyboards). Composer and music director Ian McDonald