Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: Put the band in a lounge

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  • nzlemming,

    Really interesting article about The Scene. Thanks.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2937 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Napier Street lounge gigs, so cool.More Lounge gigs!!!Bring back Lounge gigs.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    That Gary Thain story is classic reportage, all the important facts – the address of his parents, and that he was married to an ‘English girl’, all very proper. (Though I am surprised that it doesn’t mention that he went to Xavier College, ‘old school’ was part of the news then too…)

    …and in other breaking news, my faith in ‘the market’ sorting things out has been shattered – congrats to Matt and Jackson though on winning my two LP offerings last week – but I had hoped that there might have been more than one bid on each record – I might just take the rest to Galaxy or Penny Lane and avoid the disappointment in the future. - what to do?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Goody, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    and in other breaking news, my faith in ‘the market’ sorting things out has been shattered –

    Have to say I was shocked no one else bid on these gems. Maybe everyone was broke from buying overpriced Dylan and Springsteen vinyl at Record Store Day. I should have bid on the Fall record. I sadly only own the German bootleg version with the skip on "The Man Whose Head Expanded."

    In other music news, David Kilgour and Sam Hunt have a new record out in just over a week and it deserves a plug here:


    Toronto • Since Mar 2015 • 24 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Two of Bespin at the Kings Arms last Saturday

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    There are worse ways to spend $12.50 than to give it a try, believe me.

    It's brilliant, It's one of those absolute standouts which will stand the test of time. Tono's a great storyteller both in his lyrics and the banter between songs.

    Thes lyrics from Water Underground are particularity poignant for me. With a scientific background, having worked for this organisation when 'they were taken down' and soon thereafter drawing the short straw, they resonate strongly.

    called it a national crisis
    you were in bed with the press
    you understood from experience how to
    make it fast and hard to digest oh you
    left them dumbfounded, unemployable
    chose their replacements yourself
    all their science from the cities couldn't keep you
    from the water underground

    Couldn't find a clip for Water Underground, but damn it, I could choose anything - Successor's that good. Here's 'Sugar In The Petrol Tank'.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

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