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Surely one of the most beautiful winter tales...

The Mockers is a New Zealand group formed in 1979 in Wellington by Andrew Fagan.

Very little news about them except that they will remain as one of the very few New Zealand groups with a strong New Wave dominance. They will know their hour of glory with the singles "Forever Tuesday morning" which will be released in 1984 and "A winter tale" which will be released in 1986.

There will be other well-made titles coming out that it would have been a shame to ignore. Just as such, we had to devote an article to them.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Trendy lefties 1981

  • My Girl Thinks She's Cleopatra 1983

  • Swear it’s true 1983

  • Alvison park 1983

  • Forever Tuesday morning 1984

  • One black Friday 1985

  • Seven Years Not Wasted 1985

  • A winter’s tale 1986

  • Far From The Madding Crowd 1986

  • Shield yourself 1987


Clips :

1981 ... a sound typical of the beginning of the decade in the southern hemisphere. It is joyful, of course, but we are far from the level sufficient to hope to break through internationally ...

1983 ... it is clear that they still have a little work to do before they can join the big league. Let's give them some more time ...

1983 ... it is clear that the level has risen somewhat all the same. Race results : it's time for the first classified titles ...

1983 ... a BIG year 1983 with a plethora of titles. Even if the level has risen, the group still cannot claim to play in the big leagues. But we are getting closer and closer ...

1984 ... which will remain as the biggest success of all their discography. And always in a very particular style which is their strength, and their weakness ...

1985 ... the sound has taken a new level, that's obvious. The group follows a linear evolution which allows him to grow slowly, but surely ...

1986 ... then THIS title comes ! A mind-blowing title, with brilliant inspiration and which however will not even be classified. A flagrant injustice which would have deserved redress. But nothing will. Anyway, the group signs here its most beautiful title. MAS-TER-FUL !

1987 ... the end of a great adventure for a group with undeniable talent and which nevertheless could not reach the level of recognition to which it could largely aspire. Pity !


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