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The swingers beat

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They were unique, and in the middle of that extravagant mess stood one Philip Judd. Judd left that band for a spell in , and again, for good, in After a time spent kicking around New Zealand producing and playing with various bands, including Aukland punk pioneers Suburban Reptiles and a project with lo-fi kiwi psych champ Chris Knox, Judd formed The Swingers with two fellow Suburban Reptiles refugees, drummer Buster Stiggs replaced later by Ian Gilroy and future Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman. Forsaking the artiness Judd had brought to bear on Enz, The Swingers favored a tight, hooky new-wave popcraft, upbeat yet seriously anxiety-ridden, not at all out of place in its time but amazingly durable in retrospect. Their wonderful US debut , though it differs significantly from its Australian counterpart , opens with three amazing songs in a row, effectively crafting the kind of brilliant statement of purpose that can snare a receptive listener for life, making it all the more unfortunate that Counting The Beat got remaindered and deleted so swiftly after its release.

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