Flying Nun: Revisited

  • tillakaratne,

    Discovered an excellent selection of three clips at YouTube. They show Radio with Pictures footage from 1984 looking at Christchurch and Dunedin bands from this period. The part linked here (the second) looks more closely at Flying Nun bands (see Shayne Carter - an out of town guest). Nice to be able to see this history with the imminent release of the Flying Nun Records 25st anniversary boxed set.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

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  • Paul Capewell,

    Excellent stuff :)

    Is there any more info about a boxset? I'd love to know more.

    Manchester • Since Nov 2006 • 62 posts Report Reply

  • tillakaratne,

    Yep. Roger Shepherd is about to be interviewed by Kim Hill on National Radio in a couple of minutes. Also check out SmokeCDs and a MySpace blog I posted with the track list and other comments (including one from George Henderson about The Puddle not being included).

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    What a great clip! Thanks- made my night.
    Anyone know who the presenter is? At first from the voice-over I thought it sounded like Simon Morris- but then it didn't...

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    "And if you're not wearing jeans, you can go to Vibrations"

    That clip was good. It makes me want to be in Christchurch and/or Dunedin right now.

    And how nice it was seeing all those Flying Nun boys looking so young, not realising what was to come.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • tillakaratne,

    The presenter I am certain is Brent Hansen now (and perhaps formally) of MTV fame.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The presenter I am certain is Brent Hansen now (and perhaps formally) of MTV fame.

    Sure is. He's a Public Address reader and I'm sure he'll be tickled to see this here. I love how everyone looks 22 years younger ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22839 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Brent Hansen- thanks- and wow- what a cool dude. "If you're not wearing jeans..." yeah- like that won't limit the audience! (My bet would be that if the shots were wider, we'd see Hansen in jeans....) The club scene was in Chch in the 80s was pretty limited: the best band gigs were all in pubs. People who wanted to go on drinking after 11pm didn't tend to go home and put on a tie!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Brent Hansen- thanks- and wow- what a cool dude. "If you're not wearing jeans..." yeah- like that won't limit the audience! (My bet would be that if the shots were wider, we'd see Hansen in jeans....) The club scene was in Chch in the 80s was pretty limited: the best band gigs were all in pubs. People who wanted to go on drinking after 11pm didn't tend to go home and put on a tie!

    Indeed. The handful of nightclubs I can recall from that era were bloody desperate. The thing to do was get some beer from the bottlestore and drive around trying to gatecrash parties.

    Brent says the clip has been "truly global" in the past week, so obviously I wasn't the first one to draw his attention to it. Basically, it was just a matter of him, with no p.a. or anything, being assigned camera crews in ChCh and Dunedin and making a report.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22839 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Part three contained what is a surely a rare gem - a live performance from Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos!

    Six years ago one of my workmates discovered that our boss had been in WSSOES. Workmate managed to track down some American music store that had a reissue of a CD and bought it. We all sat around listening to it, trying to figure out if we should laugh or not.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • tillakaratne,

    Rain is a beautiful tune. More so as it includes the lovely vocals of Denise Roughan, formally of Look Blue Go Purple, 3D's and now drumming in Ghostclub (in London). She should have sung more in the 3D's.

    You are my Cactus Cat ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Six years ago one of my workmates discovered that our boss had been in WSSOES ...

    Ah yes. The international man of mystery that he is ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22839 posts Report Reply

  • tillakaratne,

    I should have included YouTube links to parts 1 and 3 of the RMP documentary in my original post. If you want to see all three (easily) then one option is go to YouTube or Flying Nun (the website has finally been updated to cater for the boxed set) or my latest blog (for easy viewing of all three clips).

    Incidently, did the PublicAddress top 5 lists (which seemed to generate a lot of heat at the time) have any impact on the final outcome?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 10 posts Report Reply

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