that new stuff is all well and good, but I scored this this morning...and it's pretty sweet.
oh, and now I see why Lorde was too busy to answer all my questions, hurumph.
also: RIP Lewis Collins.
he inspired a great many forward rolls and a longterm yearning for a white Capri 2800.
just as a public service, Southbound Records are doing tickets for Lee Fields for $32 - I saw him in London and gotta say as a sweaty soul revue style thang, he's hard to beat.
and as a personal celebration - finally scored Cliff Richard's Green Light album what I've been fiending for for yonks. in Groovy's $2 bin and everything.
yeah yeah it's Cliff and everything, but this is a pretty cool slice of summertime, yacht rocky vibes...
hell yeah Sacha - so loud I couldn't hear anything. just white noise, then stop, then "1 2 3'' and white noise again.
first local gig: Fourplay at the Papatoetoe Community Hall. was all rather exciting for a young fulla having one of his first nights out on the turps. they played Who covers and such like Brit beat pop. As I recall, I ended up dancing among the band - not too much damage was done.
first proper local gig: Spilt Enz with Penknife Glides at Logan Campbell - Waiata tour maybe? So impressed with the Glides I got my grandma to knit me a jersey just like the singer's.
first international gig: Siouxsie and the Banshees at Mainstreet with Jon Zealando. most exciting moment - band aside, incl Robert Smith, who rocked - was sidling up with a mate till we ended up standing next to Michael O'Neill from the Meemees - bit of a squee moment that was. then we parked outside and waited for the Banshees to leave. we followed them until we realised what dickheads we were being, then slunked back to Mangere before anyone noticed.
was just up at Real Groovy and caught the Henry Wagons and the Wagons instore. great band in an outlaw, bluesy-country fashion. he's a bloody funny guy with it and has something of the beardy Jeff Lynnes about him.
they're at the Kings Arms tonight, and I recommend them most highly indeed.
I'd have def been up for the record fair, but I'm off to Wtgn for the weekend - I'll do some digging down there to make up for it. have fun spinning.
and to boost spirits of the hangover the looms over everyone here at work today...
one of my fave upbeat tracks from a kinda downbeat dude
and these guys seem to be supremely unfashionable, but I reckon this ticks a whole bunch of pop boxes...
a few finds that made me very happy…
is that from the youtube clip?
throw this is the subject line.
DAKOTAS SOUNDHOG EDIT The Spider And The Fly 1968