18 Jun 2017

Sergeant Pepper's Kiwi rivals

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 18 June 2017

It's been 50 years since the release of one of the most famous albums ever - the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. So what was its effect in New Zealand? Audio Culture's Chris Bourke tells Simon Morris it led to a revolution, in turning the recording studio into a musical instrument in its own right. With concept albums from the Fourmyula and the La De Dahs, a concept EP from Tom Thumb, and a concept single from Shane!

Get the new RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Standing Room Only

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)