11 Apr 2015

The Mint Chicks - F--k The Golden Youth

The Mint Chicks
The Mint Chicks (L-to-R: Paul Roper, Kody Nielson, Ruban Nielson and Michael Logie).

In August 2004, The Mint Chicks' Kody and Ruban Nielson, Michael Logie and Paul Roper retreated to a secluded bach at Oakura Bay, Northland to begin a two-week recording session for what would be their debut album, F--k the Golden Youth, which was released on 5 April 2005.

Away from outside influences, the band knocked out 13 cuts that would distil the spit and bile of their first two EPs, confounding record company expectations and intriguing their fan base.

To mark the album’s 10th anniversary, The Mint Chicks and the cast and crew that played a role in ushering F--k the Golden Youth into the world recount its strange and difficult passage.

Gallery: Posters and set lists from the Mint Chicks circa F**k The Golden Youth

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Music Details

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: Fat Gut Strut, Rubbage Rat, A Quick Show of Hands
Composer: R.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: Nothing is a Switch
Composer: M.Logie, R.Nielson, K.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: Opium of the People
Composer: R.Nielson, K.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: Take It, I Don't Want It, My Arpeggio, Silver Homeless Man, I Don't Want to Grow Old
Composer: K.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: Licking Letters
Composer: R.Nielson, K.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media

Artist: The Mint Chicks
Song: So Many of You, So Few of Us, You're Bored Because You're Boring
Composer: R.Nielson
Album: F**k the Golden Youth
Label: Century Media