Drummer of Christchurch punk band The Androidss, Eric Marsden sadly passed away earlier this week.

The Andoidss were active during the period 1979-83 – they were comprised of twins Eric and Steve Marsden; brothers Neil and Mark Spence; Frankie Steentjes and Mark Wilson.

They were most famous for their anthemic Auckland Tonight single. Sadly, they only ever released one double A side single Auckland Tonight / Getting Jumpy on Ripper Records – which went to number 18 in the NZ Charts – back in the days when charts were based on record sales not the number of times a radio programmer on a mainstream radio station played the latest single by the latest TV game show sensation.

Eric’s twin brother Steve passed away in April 2009.

They even had a music video. Not many bands had music videos back then…


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