Many bands go by the name “The Plague”: (1) A 1960s garageband from Canada, known for the song “Face of Time”. (2) A 1970s art/rock band from New Zealand. In 1977 Richard von Sturmer returned from England, according to The Mechanics of Popular Music, “charged with the new punk movement that flourished there. He assembled a troupe of ‘actors’ and they rehearsed a series of theatre/music pieces revolving around his poetry and showmanship. The called themselves The Plague.” They used material from Inside Information; songs such as “Frank Gill’s an Idiot” and “Private Property”.