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Wal Purgis & His Werewolves Unleash Wild Single 'Animal Instinct'

Wal Purgis & His Werewolves Unleash Wild Single 'Animal Instinct'

Tuesday 16th October, 2018 2:14PM

Local independent flag flyers Stink Magnetic Co. tackled this year's International Cassette Day like a laser-focussed All Black, unleashing not one but two highly covetable limited edition tape releases - a self-titled album from Christchurch's Damned Evangelist (which we featured here), and a collection of vintage recordings by garage punks Wal Purgis & His Werewolves. A supergroup featuring the enigmatic Purgis, Dylan Herkes (Pro Drag, Chandeliers, brother of Tape Man / Lightning Tape Wolf) and monsterbilly icon Boss Christ, the trio originally got together all the way back in the early 2000s to lay down a grizzled selection of rocking tunes now collected as a handy cassette-only release for the very first time. Herkes' shared a few words on the origins of the tape, stating "we recorded it in Martinborough town hall about fifteen years ago... it’s mostly covers of songs we like but there’s a couple of originals. The hall cost about $25 to hire for the entire weekend!!" The Palmerston North DIY label generously uploaded one untamed single to the digital domain for your computer listening enjoyment titled 'Animal Instinct', spin out to the hypnotic accompanying visuals here...

'Wal Purgis & His Werewolves' is out now on limited edition cassette via Stink Magnetic Co.


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