May 9th, 2012

NZ Music Month

New Zealand Music Month - Day 9

And making up the third in the set of Groups Which Aren't Quite The Pop Mechanix are Hip Singles. These are long out of print probably more due to embarrassment than anything else: Richard Driver, fairly big-name TV producer, is probably not all that keen on the public remembering that he was once Dick Driver, small-name pop star and occasional fill-in vocalist for the Pop Mechanix. Driver's own band, Hip Singles, put out a couple of 45s that weren't really all that bad, but didn't exactly set the record industry on fire.