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[ Written by: | 26 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

Never gets old

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[ Written by: | 19 Mar 2019 | No Comment | ]

It’s been a hell of a emotional few days with plenty more to come as we and our wee country grapples with the aftermath of the terrorist action at the two Muslim Mosques in Christchurch. At times like this I often find solace in music, soothing, calming and angry music… something to channel my emotions into and something to sooth the roller coaster of thoughts going through my head.I’ve struggled to find the right song or songs to help here, which is unsurprising given the nature of what’s happened. I’m …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 12 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ve not listened to this enough to pick a fave track… so rather than a song of a week take the album, go on take it… take itThe only thing I was sad about missing at Laneway this year was them.Here’s the sales blurb and album in full – its a beautiful thing and a mesmerising listen!

‘Rare Ravers’ is The Dead C’s umpteenth album of end-of-the-line Kiwi rock, and their 6th LP dished up by Ba Da Bing! following ‘Trouble’ [2016] and a 2013 split side with Rangda.

By now regarded …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 7 Mar 2019 | One Comment | ]

I’m a sucker for the Mods, I love their politics, their anger, the humour, their stripped back sound and well pretty much everything about them.I’ve kinda picked the hit here, and why not? I’m still not sure about their latest album, as in what tracks I like the most, for the bargain hunters I’ll slip in a second clip for good measure – this ones growing on me a lot, not shouty but equally bleakI’ve been buying up the catalogue on wax over the past few months cause I can… …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 27 Feb 2019 | One Comment | ]

I bought my first Test Dept album in 1986, from Sounds Unlimited Newmarket on a recording buying/booze trip with Cups and Phil, travelling to the big smoke from the tron in Cups red mini… I had no idea what to expect music wise, this was the era before youtube and well anything approaching what we take for granted these daysAll I knew was I’d read about the band once and the review/article made me want to hear this band.Now seventy billion years later they’ve a new single, Landlord …

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[ Written by: | 6 Mar 2018 | No Comment | ]

So Jeff’s got a new single – his first for a number of years and as a fan I both liked and listened… and learnt stuff I shall soon forget
Makes a change from Peking Duk I suppose
 
The Fugs are a band formed in New York City in late 1964[1] by the poets Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, with Ken Weaver on drums. Soon afterward, they were joined by Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders. Kupferberg named the band from a euphemism for fuck used in Norman Mailer‘s novel The Naked and the Dead.
The band is known for its comedic, even …

bobs song of the week, my classics »

[ Written by: | 28 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

Grant was a gentleman and a friend…
rest easy
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/headless-chickens
 
https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/children-s-hour

bobs song of the week, my classics »

[ Written by: | 25 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

It was 1983, my school certificate year… I cbought my first ever import record from a store in Timaru where we lived, not a good record store like you’d find in a city… a shitty one that for some crazy reason had this one record.
It was a great listen and allowed me to finally hear so many artists I’d only read and dreamt about…  on it was this particular song

 
Two swans in front of his eyes
Colored balls in front of his eyes
It’s number one for his Kelly’s eye
Treble-six right over …

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[ Written by: | 15 Jan 2018 | No Comment | ]

I have a thing (understatement) for the Eastern Front during the Second World War… a fascination, obsession and lifelong interest in the history of this huge conflict which sealed the fate for Hitler’s Germany.
My interest introduced me to Shostakovich and his  Seventh Symphony written while he endured the siege of Leningrad – officially claimed as a representation of the people of Leningrad’s brave resistance to the German invaders and an authentic piece of patriotic art at a time when morale needed boosting.

This weekend I didn’t trust my instincts and bought a one day pass …

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[ Written by: | 21 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]

I adore Jonathon Bree’s voice…

when he and wife Princess Chelsea do a duo it makes me very happy

 
 
I remember when at Amplifier we all went bananas for this song, good times

I think Lil Chief Records should be hailed in the same way people wank on about Flying Nun… and I’m glad they don’t
 
Obligatory hit