In February 2009, US record label Siltbreeze re-released the Axemen's 1984 protest album :Big Cheap Motel" on 12" vinyl. Originally the album was released as a cassette packaged in a small bubble-sleeve with a straw, mimicking the milk drink "Big M" that the album was aimed at. The Axemen were invited to play at Christchurch's "Summertimes" Festival in January 1984, a public music stage set up in Hagley Park 2014 saw the re-release of 1989's Derry Legend on vinyl by Luxury Products USA after 100% analogue re-mastering by Angus McNaughton of Auralax Mastering in Auckland.
A jam nut (also called a check nut) is a low profile type of nut, typically half as tall as a standard nut. It is commonly used as a type of locknut, where it is "jammed" up against a standard nut to lock the two in place. It is also used in situations where a standard nut would not fit. The term "jam nut" can also refer to any nut that is used in the same function (even a standard nut used for the jamming purpose)
The cassette album Scary! Part III would later be re-released as an AXEMEN album, although it was originally recorded by McCabe and various cohorts, with Haydn Jones taking Kawowski's place on drums. The reappearance of the AXEMEN coincided, more or less, with Flying Nun's release of Peter Wang Pud, a CD compilation of the more commercially viable items from the previous two Flying Nun releases. In 2013, they recorded the Sac Tap Nut Jam LP for US label Spacecase Records, which stands as their ultimate statement. The AXEMEN are not only still in the game, the AXEMEN are the game.
Always different, always AXEMEN. Here's a particularly unique performance á la karaoke we did for an early morning kid's TV show back in 1992. Check out the events posts below and come and see us in Wellington Fri 13 & Sat 14 July, or Lyttelton Fri 27 July. com/axemen1983/ ords.
Sac Tap Nut Jam. Spacecase. 8/21/13 12:41am ausmanx: hey Sue, GREAT to hear your show here in Sydney for the first time in ages (doing a weird work shift today) I'm not sure which is worse.
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