December 2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of an important record in our lives, AK79. Within the grooves of this historical landmark compilation lies a connection to our musical whakapapa as New Zealanders and music lovers. A defining record, having captured a raw snapshot of the punk subculture in Auckland during the late 70s, this much-loved compilation is a living, breathing statement of what came before today.
To mark this very special occassion, Flying Nun Records pays tribute to those ragged and rambunctious years by presenting AK79 40th Anniversary Edition reissue, due in-stores throughout New Zealand on December 13.
Presented in a myriad of forms; on very limited edition ruby red vinyl, standard black vinyl and CD, this special anniversary edition features a 12 page booklet with artist bios, photos, posters and liner notes by Propeller’s Simon Grigg and Ripper Records’ Bryan Staff. The 2019 reissue features all songs ever featured on any version of AK79, all remastered, for a complete look at its recorded history.