8 Jun 2012

No Nukes - How NZ Music Helped Us Ban the Bomb

From Musical Chairs, 11:55 pm on 8 June 2012

No Nukes Busker in Radiation Suit by Davian Lorson IMG

Busker in radiation suit photograph by Davian Lorson.

Marking the 25th anniversary of New Zealand's ground-breaking nuclear free legislation, 'No Nukes' highlights the role of Kiwi music and musicians in winning people over to the anti-nuclear cause.

Featuring the words and music of: Toni Fonoti - Herbs; Jools and Linda - The Topp Twins; Don McGlashan - Blam Blam Blam, The Muttonbirds; Shona Laing; Peter Garrett - Midnight Oil; and archival audio from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, we recapture the spirit of the nuclear free movement in song.

In doing so we explore how, decades later, this country's once controversial anti-nuclear stance has become a significant part of our national identity.

Music Details

Artist: Herbs
Song: French Letter (Megaton Version)
Composer: FONOTI
Album: Light of the Pacific, 1983
Label:  Warrior Records/WEA 

Artist: Herbs
Song: No Nukes
Composer: KARAKA/TUMAHAI  
Album: Sensitive To A Smile, 1987
Label:  Warrior/WEA

Artist: Herbs
Song: Nuclear Waste
Composer: HONA/LUNDON/LISDONK
Album: Long Ago, 1984
Label: Warrior/WEA

Artist: Topp Twins
Song: Mr Ronald Reagan
Composer: TOPP L/TOPP J
Album: Top Twins Go Vinyl
Label: Topp Twins/Diva Productions

Artist: Topp Twins
Song: Radiation
Composer: TOPP LYNDA BETHRIDGE
Album: Twinset & Pearls
Label: Topp Twins/Diva Productions

Artist: Shona Laing
Song: Soviet Snow
Composer: LAING SHONA
Album: South
Label: TVT Records/Epic Records

Artist: Shona Laing
Song: Shipping Lanes
Composer: LAING SHONA
Album: Pacific Messages
Label: Video Pacific Communications

Artist: Blam Blam Blam
Song: There is No Depression in New Zealand
Composer: MCGLASHAN D/VON STURMER R
Album: The Complete Blam, Blam, Blam
Label: Propeller

Artist: Front Lawn
Song: Claude Rains
Composer: MCGLASHAN D/SINCLAIR H
Album: Songs From The Front Lawn
Label: Front Lawn Records/Virgin

Artist: Midnight Oil
Song: Put Down That Weapon
Composer: HIRST/MOGINIE/GARRETT/ROTSEY/GIFFORD
Album: Diesel and Dust
Label: Columbia

Artist: Midnight Oil
Song: Blossom and Blood
Composer: HIRST/MOGINIE/GARRETT/ROTSEY/GIFFORD
Album: Species Deceases
Label: CBS

Artist: Midnight Oil
Song: Hercules
Composer: HIRST/MOGINIE/GARRETT/ROTSEY/GIFFORD
Album: Species Deceases
Label: CBS

Artist: Shona Laing
Song: Neutral and Nuclear Free
Composer: LAING SHONA
Album: South
Label: TVT Records/Epic Records