‘First To Pay’ 1989
New Race was a punk band from Sydney, Australia formed in April 1981. New Race was a concept band formed by members of Radio Birdman; Deniz Tek, Rob Younger, and Warwick Gilbert, along with Ron Asheton of The Stooges, and Dennis Thompson of MC5.
New Race played one tour of the East Coast of Australia which comprised of 16 shows. Many of these shows were recorded in anticipation for a live album at the end of the tour, and it was these recordings which formed the bands only album The First and Last. The albums released included mainly Radio Birdman originals, but many songs from MC5 and The Stooges were also on their setlist. Other songs included songs from The Visitors and Destroy All Monsters.
At the conclusion of the tour both Ron Asheton and Dennis Thompson returned to the United States to pursue new musical avenues.