Flying Nun Records

Part 1 - Anything Could Happen

As the 1970s gave way to the 1980s, New Zealand society underwent a sea change.

In the post-punk/springbok tour era, it took a bright idea, $50, and a lot of good will to start Flying Nun Records, an independent record company based in Christchurch NZ.

Formed almost by accident to document the evolving music scene, and working project to project, it was fuelled by a freakishly good collection of songwriters and other creative types.

  • Part 1 - Anything Could Happen ( 51′ 1″ )

    It took a bright idea, $50, and a lot of good will for Flying Nun Records to start documenting NZ's South Island music scene in 1981.

Anything Could Happen - The Clean, Music Video, 1981

Voice Credits

(Here is who you hear, in order of first appearance in the programme).

  • Chris Knox of The Enemy/ Toy Love/ Tall Dwarfs.
  • Karyn Hay, former Radio With Pictures host, Flying Nun Records presenter.
  • Alec Bathgate of The Enemy/ Toy Love / Tall Dwarfs
  • Roger Shepherd, founder of Flying Nun Records
  • Shayne Carter of Board Games / Cartilage Family / Double Happys
  • Steven Kilroy, sound, lights, guitar, Dunedin
  • Paul Kean of Toy Love / The Bats
  • Robert Scott of The Clean / The Bats
  • David Kilgour of The Clean / Great Unwashed
  • Roy Colbert journalist, mentor & proprietor of Records Records, Dunedin
  • Peter Stapleton of The Pin Group
  • Arnie van Bussell of Nightshift Studio, Christchurch.
  • Martin Phillipps of The Same / The Chills
  • Graham Downes of The Verlaines
  • Matthew Bannister of Sneaky Feelings
  • Roy Montgomery of The Pin Group
  • Doug Hood, sound man/tour manager/promoter

Music Credits

(In order of appearance in the programme).

(Song Title - composers (if given) - Performer/Band – Record Title – Catalogue Number – format)

  • Testimony To Paradise Street - Ballon D’essai - FN007 - 12” 45rpm
  • Anything Could Happen (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) – The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle - FN003 - 12” 45rpm
  • Anarchy In The UK (Rotton/Jones/Matlock/Cook) The Sex Pistols - Universal MCD 60066 CD
  • 192 (Judd/T Finn) - Split Enz – The Beginning Of The Enz - Mushroom D80940-45 CD
  • introduction and Frogs demo - The Enemy - unreleased
  • Pull Down The Shades (live) (Knox/Dooley /Bathgate) - The Enemy – “… But I
  • Can Write Songs OK” (Forty Years Of Dunedin Popular Music) - Yellow Eye EYE 005-007 CD
  • Rebel / Squeeze (Bathgate/ Dooley / Dawson/ Knox) - Toy Love - Electra WEA (Z 10015B) - 7” 45rpm
  • ‘Encore’/Frogs intro - Toy Love live Christchurch August 1980 – Unreleased
  • Green Walls (Bathgate/ Dooley / Kean/ Knox/ Walker) Toy Love – Toy Love - WEA De Luxe Z 20008 LP
  • Riot Squad - Newmatics – Riot Squad - PRIV MD 001 CD
  • introduction and Frantic Drift Demo 1980 - The Same - Unreleased
  • At The Bottom (live 1981) - The Clean - Live Dead Clean - FN LDC 001 - 12” 45rpm
  • Ambivalence (Montgomery/Humphries/ Stapleton) - The Pin Group - FN001 7” 45rpm
  • Point That Think intro (live 1980) The Clean - Unreleased
  • Attack of The Teddybears (live 1981) - The Clean - Live Dead Clean - FN LDC 001 12” 45rpm
  • Tally Ho - The Clean - FN 002 - 7” 45rpm
  • Intro and (cover of) Pull Down The Shades (live 1980) Bored Games - unreleased
  • Billy Two (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) – The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle FN003 12” 45rpm
  • Anything Could Happen (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) – The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle FN003 12” 45rpm
  • Kaleidoscope World (M Phillipps) - The Chills – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1 12” 45rpm
  • Angela - The Verlaines – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1 12” 45rpm
  • Pities Sake (Bannister/Pine) Sneaky Feelings – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1
  • 12” 45rpm
  • Something New (The Stones) The Stones – ‘Dunedin Double EP’ FN DUN –1
  • 12” 45rpm
  • Don't Deceive Me - Twenty Five Cents FN009 7” 45rpm
  • Testimony To Paradise Street - Ballon D’essai FN007 7” 45rpm
  •  Bleeding Heart (L.R. Chamberlain) Richie Venus & The Blue Beetles FN008 7” 45rpm
  • Coalminer’s Song - The Gordons ‘The Gordons’ FN ? LP
  • Louis The First (Knox/ Bathgate) - Tall Dwarfs - Louis Likes His Daily Dip FN WEE 001 12” 45rpm
  • Clover (Knox/ Bathgate) - Tall Dwarfs - Louis Likes His Daily Dip FN WEE 001 12” 45rpm
  • Long Night – The Pin Group - The Pin Group Go To Town FN 1967 EP 12” 45rpm
  • Starry Day - The Builders - Schwimmen in der See FN006 7” 33.3rpm
  • Turning Brown And Torn In Two (Bathgate/Knox) - Tall Dwarfs - Canned Music FN TIN 001 12” 45rpm
  • See Red - The Stones – ‘Dunedin Double EP - FN DUN –1 12” 45rpm
  • Rolling Moon (Phillipps/Chills) The Chills FN COLD 001 7” 45rpm
  • Point That Thing Somewhere Else (Kilgour/Kilgour/Gutteridge) - The Clean –
  • Boodle Boodle Boodle FN003 12” 45rpm
  • Thumbs Off (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott) – The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle FN003 12” 45rpm
  • Anything Could Happen (Kilgour/Kilgour/Scott)