19 Jul 2016

Great New Zealand Album: Last Exit to Garageland

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:16 pm on 19 July 2016

Garageland reunion: Jeremy Eade, Andrew Gladstone, Debbie Silvey, Mark Silvey Photo: RNZ

The Great New Zealand album this week was not a mainstream monster hit nor did it dominate sales charts for any great length of time but it was the seminal album for the band that created.   It also garnered much critical acclaim and exposed these four kiwi musicians to audiences in the UK and US.

This debut album from 1996 did make a big splash on student radio though, with five fresh pop songs getting regular airplay and, finally, they broke into the top five on the nation's album chart.

The album is "Last Exit To Garageland" and lead singer, principal songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Eade joined Jesse in the Auckland Studio.