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Hard News: Music: All this and some choice Mongolian jazz-rock

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  • Alan Perrott,

    there's a fair whack of interesting/ eh? stuff that came out of former Soviet states. Dos-Mukasan were in Kazakhstan - this clip is 26 minutes or so of sorta downbeat surf/ ska (really).
    the opening few minutes feature some cool, black and white, narrated footage of the life and times in wherever the hell it was they were living with an odd emphasis on scientific equipment then the party really kicks off at 11.50 mins. a dour bunch but I'm sure they were the life and souls after few fermented yak milks, and check out the venue at 23 and a bit mins, sweet lighting.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Howard Edwards,

    I was on holiday last week and haven't caught up with the original thread, but has anyone pointed out that not everyone adored Bowie in his heyday? For example Burton Cummings of Guess Who. It would be interesting to know if he had a change of heart since writing that song.

    Albany • Since Apr 2013 • 66 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Toy Love doing ‘Sheep’ – which I think comes from a longer concert video shot by NZBC/BCNZ/TVNZ at the...

    Rock Theatre, Wellington (behind the Trades Hall), a 1980 concert (February maybe) with The Swingers - filmed for Radio With Pictures, I think...
    Simon Grigg has a longer excerpt on his You Tube acct:

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Rock Theatre, Wellington (behind the Trades Hall), a 1980 concert (February maybe) with The Swingers – filmed for Radio With Pictures, I think…

    I knew you'd know!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Rock Theatre, Wellington (behind the Trades Hall), a 1980 concert (February maybe) with The Swingers – filmed for Radio With Pictures, I think…

    To be fair much of what is on that page is fairly easily found on YouTube, and of course the fact that these are are FB embedded means they can’t be more widely shared beyond that site. Hopefully Neil is going to add the handful that are truly lost and rare to You Tube or similar.

    Edit: just noted a newish embed link on the FB vid page so the above may be superfluous.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Edit: just noted a newish embed link on the FB vid page so the above may be superfluous.

    I hadn't seen that. Good.

    And yes, I know a lot of it is already around, but the quality of the digital captures is impressive.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    there’s a fair whack of interesting/ eh? stuff that came out of former Soviet states. Dos-Mukasan were in Kazakhstan – this clip is 26 minutes or so of sorta downbeat surf/ ska (really).

    Intriguing. Kazakhstan also has an adventurous avant-garde arts scene, I gather.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Great to see that Kiwi producer Finola Dwyer has a movie nominated for three (3) Oscars - Brooklyn - Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay - Hawkestone Street to Greek Street - what a trip!
    - well done that woman

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    My favourite Mongolians.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    here’s something a bit more modern from vaguely that same part of the world (rapping in Yakut and a little Russian)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Came across an interesting mix this week based on tracks which sample Lyn Collin’s classic song ‘Think’. I say interesting because of the diversity of artists and genres represented, from Sade to Nightmares on Wax to Jamie XX and Squarepusher. no doubt a bunch of hip hop cuts have been left out, D/L button too.

    https://soundcloud.com/nathanjonson/think-about-lyn-collins-mixtape

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    (rapping in Yakut and a little Russian)

    Love Yurts?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    A great pity Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings can't make it south, yet again. However, in their absence, those of here will be served a delicious treat Saturday night at the Wunderbar in the form of the (surprisingly rare) pairing of Delaney Davidson and Aldous Harding.

    Delaney as we know can bang out great versions of just about anything that takes his fancy, including Bowie. I recall seeing a cracking version of Starman a few years back at the Wine Cellar which he sung with Steve Abel.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    awesome concept... grabbing now thank you!

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    I think this has passed under the radar - check out the latest collaboration between Ruban and Kody Nielson, SB - 03, a 12 min slice of funk and groove and much else. Also listen to it here:
    https://soundcloud.com/unknownmortalorchestra/sb-03

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And yes, I know a lot of it is already around, but the quality of the digital captures is impressive.

    Agreed, but others - like the Reps - are up there already in fairly good quality already (the direct lift from the TVNZ archive version is on NZoS and YouTube). I'm just a little wary too that the likes of Toy Love are being done out of their few cents. It may not be much but in the case of that TL vid I cleared it with the band and with Flying Nun, it was then claimed by them so as to ensure they got whatever was paid. I'd rather that went to them than Mark Zuckerberg as I'm sure most people would.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

    Out today, further David Bowie references, in the Press and elsewhere on line. Michele A'Court compares Bowie's and Alan Rickman's sexy teeth while Johnny Moore (who runs the fab Smash Palace in High St) ponders the Eagles' enduring popularity .

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    I’m just a little wary too that the likes of Toy Love are being done out of their few cents.

    Someone just let me know that a record shop in Melbourne is selling digital prints of the card set I did for Flying Nun on eBay - possibly from the scan I put on Public Address a while back - doh!
    Do I have a leg to stand on asking them to desist or at least fire a percentage off to Flying Nun?
    Can't remember if we had a copyright logo on there or not - probably not...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    while Johnny Moore (who runs the fab Smash Palace in High St) ponders the Eagles’ enduring popularity

    Lucky I get up early - had to get them to amend the spelling of Glenn Frey's name all through that piece (from Glen Frey) - I feel it's always good form to get the deceased's name spelt correctly...
    Sadly it will remain wrong in the cellulose-based hard copy.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Agree, no matter the artist or whether we really like them or not. Like the spelling Martin Phillipps (correct) vs.Martin Philipps and that printing fiasco for NZ Music Month last year. Fortunately Martin is still with us!

    On the Chills and old footage, I recall the footage of their show with the Stones at that venue (Rhumba Bar?) in Victoria St W was reasonable, Flamethower was great, Rachel Phillipps on keys.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,


    the raw footage filmed by Bob Sutton I think….
    lotsa other footage of chills and others at that link too – all filmed and recorded for the Last Rumba album…


    the released clip, I went in and helped Chris Knox put this together late one night in the largely unused (at the time) Northern TV editing suite (or a name similar to that) – fun playing with all the overlays and dissolves and colour extremes…
    the story time bit was filmed at Summer Street I think.
    Damn, I wish I'd kept a diary....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    On the Chills and old footage, I recall the footage of their show with the Stones at that venue (Rhumba Bar?) in Victoria St W

    A small footnote - the one show I saw at the Rhumba Bar was marred, no doubt deliberately, by the slow intimidating walk-through of a large contingent of uniformed boys in blue. I remember my companion that night whispering that, given the sudden frigid atmosphere, The Chills' name seemed especially appropriate.

    There was a great Chris Knox poster featuring The Stones, would love to see that again.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Oh yes, there was many of those 'nights of chill blue' - the Gladstone and Star&Garter were also frequent targets.

    Noting in Ian's clips Martyn (with a 'y') Bull on drums, I got nostalgic and dug out Doledrums which features Martin (with an 'i') Kean

    I recall Martin Kean was also for a time in Stereolab. They played a show at a long gone cinema (name escapes me) with the Bats ca 1993. He's now a lecturer in Communication at Otago Polytech.

    I also spotted this 'Funky Dunedin' from 1986.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 385 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    a tram runs through it...

    They played a show at a long gone cinema (name escapes me) with the Bats ca 1993

    Probably The Chchch Youth Centre in the old Cinerama (Mayfair) building in Worcester Street (originally Smith's Garage c1908) - Now part of Cathedral Junction

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Joe Wylie,

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    There was a great Chris Knox poster featuring The Stones, would love to see that again.

    This one?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

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