Blam Blam Blam were a New Zealand pop/rock/alternative band. Tim Mahon (bass) and Mark Bell (guitar,vo) had been members of The Plague and The Whizz Kids. After losing their drummer Ian Gilroy to The Swingers in 1980, Tim and Mark joined up with Don McGlashan, a multi-instrumentalist who played drums and sang many lead vocals. The band's first release was the song Motivation on the Class of 81 compilation album. They later released a four-track self-titled EP which hit the top 40 in New Zealand. The band had two hit singles in 1981 with There is no Depression in New Zealand, and Don't Fight it Marsha, It's Bigger than Both of Us. In 1982 vocalist Dick Driver joined the band, but soon left. The band recorded an album Luxury Length, which reached No. 4. in the New Zealand charts. Later that year the band were involved in a car accident where Tim Mahon was seriously injured. In 1984 the band briefly reunited, recording the live album The Blam Blam Blam story. Don McGlashan worked on a number of movie soundtracks, and has subsequently been in the bands The Front Lawn, From Scratch, and The Mutton Birds. Tim Mahon has worked in music management. Mark Bell works as a session guitarist and as a journalist.