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Remembered now as volume dealers of the loudest order and as the progenitors of Bailter Space, Christchurch trio the Gordons were a case of accelerated progress. Playing their first show to a full house mere days after forming, the group created their own sound, visual presence, and branding; and self-releasing and distributing the now-classic Future Shock EP before they had been playing for a year.
Not initially a Flying Nun release or even issued on the classic FN 12” format, Future Shock is a key record in Flying Nun history, indicating to label founder Roger Shepherd that not only was there a new exciting sound happening in the South Island, but there was a way of documenting it independently.
Relating the history behind Future Shock are Gordons Alistair Parker and John Halvorsen, and impartial observer Simon Grigg.
Remembered now as volume dealers of the loudest order and as the progenitors of Bailter Space, Christchurch trio the Gordons was a case of accelerated progress. Future Shock was a key record in Flying Nun's history, indicating to label founder Roger Shepherd that not only was there a new exciting sound happening in the South Island, but there was a way of documenting it independently. (52′18″)
Interviewer: Jennifer Broadbent, Engineer: Hayden Booth, Producer: Troy Ferguson for 95bFM.
A series focusing on some of the “classic” EPs of the 1980s released by Flying Nun, which are important parts of New Zealand arts and popular culture history, both individually and collectively. It has been said that these EPs were far more than a handful of songs issued on the 12” vinyl format, but self-contained little art pieces that could not have come from anywhere else in the world at any other time.
Often obscured by such generalisations as “the Dunedin Sound” and other assumptions, this series highlights the creativity and very different approaches taken by the groups who made these “classic” EPs in the 1980s.
Extended Play presents in-depth, hour-long programmes investigating the EPs themselves, and allowing the participants to tell the stories behind the creation of them, placing them within the context of the life and times of those involved.
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