First NZ band to record a song with ‘Pohutukawa’ in the title? A novelty in its day.
So much is odd, teetering, a message from a world that changed
It looks great. And New Years Day 1977 is as remote now as New Years Day 1939 was in 1977.
Think I might have reached my reverb quota for a bit
Kerretta were damn fine on the night ...
i even have a pic of my ’39 Ford Coupe taken by Murray late one night or early one morning when one of the water pumps let go in QS
Welcome, and thanks for the memories, Ron. It would be great if you could post some photos from that time.
Many other gems, like the “1940 World’s Fair” in Wellington (sic, NZ Centennial Exhibition) in full colour.
(Centennial Tower, New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, Wellington, at night. Deste, Eileen, 1908-1986 : Collection of prints and negatives. Ref: 1/2-004305-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23020295 )
The buildings did have that ’World Of Tomorrow’ look about them.
Yet another aspect of ‘lost’ … recent news of a mysterious cache of 16mm films found in San Jose, including extensive footage shot in Hawaii, the Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand, all dating from 1940. So sit back and get lost in the fuzzy but vivid Kodachrome world of ‘The Scenic Playground Of The Pacific’.
Must remember those earplugs next time I go to a full throttle post-rock gig.
Ahem. Did my suggestion fall on deaf ears?
There’s this …
The other, more significant moment, was seeing him play with the Clean at Chicks- taking forever to plug in his amp, tune his guitar, while a bemused/amused and ever patient band and crowd waited . . . and then a quite brilliant couple of songs, including a majestic “Point that thing”
oh yes …
Live performance at Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, 31st January 2014. Peter Gutteridge making a special appearance. Filmed by Andy Ellis
They were formidable – but to me they were also one of those bands where it had to be that line-up or not at all. Subsequent line-ups had their moments, but that original line-up really were phenomenal. It was drone-rock at its most uncompromising and thrilling – huge, pulsating riffs and waves of screeching, distorted guitars.
Thanks for this Grant – there’s not much more to say.
Photograph of Peter Gutteridge with the original Snapper lineup, probably at the Gluepot, 1988 or early 1989 ...