|Genres||Alternative Punk rock, Indie rock, Garage, Proto-Punk|
|Past members||Rob Younger
New Race was a punk/proto-punk super-group based in Sydney, Australia formed in April 1981. New Race was a concept band featuring three members of Radio Birdman: Deniz Tek, Rob Younger, and Warwick Gilbert, along with their inspirational mentors: Ron Asheton of The Stooges, and Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson of the MC5.
New Race played one tour of the East Coast of Australia which consisted of 16 shows. Many of these shows were recorded in anticipation of a live album at the end of the tour, and it was these recordings which formed the band's only "official" album, The First and Last. There are two quality "bootleg" albums, also from these recordings, released on French label, Revenge Records. The three albums include Radio Birdman originals, songs from the MC5 and The Stooges as well as songs from Deniz Tek's post Birdman band, The Visitors and Asheton's post Stooges band, Destroy All Monsters along with one original song, "Columbia", credited to the entire band.
At the conclusion of the tour both Ron Asheton and Dennis Thompson returned to the United States to pursue new musical avenues.
- Rob Younger: Lead Vocals
- Ron Asheton: Lead Guitar
- Deniz Tek: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Warwick Gilbert: Bass
- Dennis Thompson: Drums, Backing Vocals
- Additional personnel
- Chris Masuak: Third Lead Guitar (played some shows on the songs "Looking At You" & "Columbia")
- Clyde Bramley: Studio dubbed-in Backing Vocals (on some songs on "The First And The Last" album)
|The First and Last (Vinyl LP)||1982|
|The First and Last (German Pressing Vinyl LP)||1983|
|Crying Sun/Gotta Keep Movin (Vinyl Single)||1983|
|The First and Last (UK Version Vinyl LP)||1983|
|The First To Pay (Vinyl LP and CD)||1989|
|Hail Columbia 45 (Green Vinyl Single only 1000 copies pressed)||1989|
|The Second Wave (Vinyl LP and CD)||1990|
|The First And Last Reissue (Vinyl LP and CD)||1997|
- Dennis Thompson and Deniz Tek on the New Race
- Dennis Thompson Interview with Jarrod Dicker