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23 May - 11:28 pm NZ
A do-it-yourself, keep it simple ethos is in place, Flying Nun runs pretty much as a co-operative, with the bands who have sales success leaving money in the company to fund other recordings.
There are lessons to learn about contracts and initial international forays are undertaken.
As more bands are taken on by Flying Nun, the possibilities - and necessities - of financial survival become more apparent. Mortality bites. Bands from a wider geographical area are taken on, and the sound continues to diversify.
(This is who you hear, in order of first appearance in the programme).
Karyn Hay, former Radio With Pictures host, Flying Nun Records presenter.
David Kilgour of The Clean / The Great Unwashed
Chris Knox of Tall Dwarfs.
Martin Phillipps of The Chills
Bruce Russell - observer, archivist, musician, later a Flying Nun worker.
Roy Colbert - journalist, mentor & proprietor of Records Records, Dunedin
Shayne Carter of Board Games / Cartilage Family / Double Happys
Hamish Kilgour of The Clean / The Great Unwashed/ Flying Nun worker
Graham Downes of The Verlaines
Matthew Bannister of Sneaky Feelings
Peter Gutteridge of The Great Unwashed
Francesca Griffin, Formerly Kathy Bull of Look Blue Go Purple
Norma O’Malley of Look Blue Go Purple
Paul Kean of Toy Love / The Bats
Kaye Woodward of The Bats
Roger Shepherd, founder of Flying Nun Records
Graeme Humphreys of The Able Tasmans
Simon Alexander a.k.a Martin Aston - UK Melody Maker journalist
Doug Hood, sound man/tour manager/promoter
(In order of appearance in the programme).
(Song Title - composers (if given) - Performer/Band – Record Title – Catalogue Number – format)
Beatnik (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) - The Clean - Great Sounds Great, Good Sounds Good… FN GOOD 001 - EP 12” 45rpm
Beauty (Bathgate/Knox) - Tall Dwarfs - Canned Music FN TIN 001 12” 45rpm
This Is The Way (M Phillipps) - The Chills - The Lost EP - FN COLD 004 - 12” 45rpm
You Cheat Yourself of Everything That Moves – The Verlaines – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1 - 12” 45rpm
Joe 90 – Board Games – Who Killed Colonel Mustard – FN LUDO 001 - 12” 45rpm
That’s What Friends Are For – Mainly Spaniards FN DAGO 1 - 7” 45rpm
Success Story - The Clean - “… But I Can Write Songs OK” (Forty Years Of Dunedin Popular Music) Yellow Eye EYE 005-007 CD
Getting Older (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) The Clean FN LAST 1 - 7” 45rpm
Death and The Maiden - The Verlaines - Juvenilia FN Comp 02 - LP
Not To Take Sides (Bannister/Durrant) – Sneaky Feelings - Send You - FN FEEL 1 12” 33.3rpm mini LP
Can’t Find Water (Gutteridge) - Great Unwashed FN DIRT 1 - 12” 45
Satin Doll (Phillipps/Chills) - The Chills – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1 - 12” 45rpm
Flame Thrower (Chills/Phillipps) - The Chills - FN COLD 001 7” 45rpm
Pink Frost (Phillipps/Moore/Bull) - The Chills – Re-mixed from original 4-Track master for this programme. unreleased.
Pink Frost (Phillipps/Moore/Bull) - The Chills - FN COLD 002 - 7” 45rpm
As Does The Sun - Look Blue Go Purple - Compilation FNCD171 (originally released on the Bewitched EP - FN LBGP 001)
On-stage banter – Double Happys Live at The Pulse, Cyde Quay, Wellington 1985 unreleased
By Night (R Scott/ The Bats) - The Bats - By Night - FN 024 12” 45rpm EP
Impression of J Temperance (Smith/Riley/Scanlon) ) - The Fall – Fall In A Hole - FN MARK 1&2 - 33.3rpm & 45rpm 12” LP/EP
The Man Who’s Head Expanded (Smith/Hanleys/Scanlon/Seaburg) - The Fall – Fall In A Hole - FN MARK 1&2 - 33.3rpm & 45rpm 12” LP/EP
Pyromaniac - The Verlaines – 10 O’Clock In The Afternoon 12” 45rpm EP
Alligator Song – Builders – Bilders Vol 4-Pyx - FNCD 277
The Boy With The Sad Hands - Jay Clarkson - Jay Clarkson - FN 054 - 12” 45rpm mini-LP
The Dancer - Marching Orders - FN GIS 001 - 12” 45 single
Tse Tse Fly - Eight Living Legs - Live At The Rumba FN RUM 001 - LP
Caroline’s Dream - Childrens Hour - Flesh EP - FN C60 - 12” 45rpm
Crush (Bathgate/Knox) Tall Dwarfs - SlugBucket HairyBreathMonster - Tall Dwarfs - FN SLUG 001 - 12” 45rpm EP
Sour Queen – Abel Tasmans - Getting Older Compilation 1981-1991 - FNCD 209
Moss Monster (Elsey) Double Happys - Cut It Out - FN DH 002 - 12” 45 rpm EP
Randolf’s Going Home - Shayne Carter & Peter Jefferies - FN CJ 001 - 7” 45 single
What's Going On – Fetus Productions - Reproductions - ANT003 CD
State To Be In - Fetus Productions – Tuatara - FNCD 045
Isol - Marie And The Atom – Tuatara - FNCD 045
Doledrums (M Phillipps) The Chills - Kaleidoscope World – FN COLD 005
I Love My Leather Jacket – The Chills - Heavenly Pop Hits Best Of… - FNCD 306
One of the great Rock 'n' Roll stories, full of big personalities, high ideals, opportunities both seized and lost, and a soundtrack to die for because, in the end, (as in the beginning) Flying Nun is all about the music.
The Classic Flying Nun EPs
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