SHORT TAKE: The Portage
Dec 25, 1989
The Portage, Thirteen: Gee, these folks sure know how to have a good time! Just look at what they’ve called their songs – ‘Sin’, ‘Addiction’, ‘Withdrawal’, etc. And the music sounds every bit as cheerful as the titles, conjuring images of half-conscious homebakers nodding over their four-track reel-to-reels. Nice screen-printed cover though. If this sounds like your cup of codeine, order from Valis Records, 23 Rutland Street, Christchurch.