III showcases the band’s abrasive and haunting sound as well as their pioneering, embracing nature of early sampling technology in a time when jangle guitar pop was prominent on Flying Nun records. Despite being left-of-center, Skeptics III made an impact in New Zealand due to the controversial video for “AFFCO”, named after a meat work company in the North Island. The video shows graphic footage of an animal slaughter house and was banned from national television.
III is now reissued and remastered on 12″ vinyl, CD, and digital by Flying Nun and Captured Tracks.
Recorded: Writhe Recording, Wellington, New Zealand, 1987. Engineered and Produced by Brent McLaughlin and the SKEPTICS. Re-Mastered by Nick Roughan, 2013.
Band: Nick Roughan (Backing Vocals, Bass, Sampler), Don White (Drums, Percussion, Sampler), Jon Halvorsen (Guitar), David D'Ath (Vocals, Sampler).
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