Posts by Simon Grigg

  • Hard News: Friday Music: There have been…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …or are they licensed to be sold for a pittance with Sony probably taking the lion’s share for production of the object – sorta like the F Nun box set which cost so much to produce none of the artists saw a cent – but way worse…

    The standard is that the company absorbs such cost. The artists would get a straight cut of the wholesale price pro-rata-ed by the number of acts regardless of the packaging cost. I think the primary reason that nobody got anything much from that was lack of sales. It was pricy and didn't do much biz - which is a shame as it was a mighty fine selection I thought.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Cilla!,

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    And we mustn’t forget Sandie Shaw (except for that bloody awful Puppet On a String). I guess she finally earned enough to buy shoes.

    Killer moments: Always Something There To Remind Me, Girl Don’t Come, Wight is Wight, I Don’t Need You Anymore (with The Smiths) and Had A Dream Last Night (B-side of the aforementioned Puppet). Sandie is cool.

    Talking of which Sandy Edmonds’ Daylight Saving Time was the business locally (unpublished pic I found today here) although her voice didn’t come close to Cilla’s or Sandie’s.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Mo' Nina, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Is Russia the band … back in the day?

    Damn, that's an odd matching Ian, probably put together by Larry Young who was agent for both acts I guess. I can't imagine the Toy Love crowd would've got Russia.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Cool Dancer, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Given the talents of all the players involved

    I remember grimacing at the time - the players being Chris Mai'ai, Alan Jansson and Grant Kearney of course, all of whom went on to somewhat more illustrious things.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Cool Dancer,

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    Chris Bourke’s Johnny Cooper profile is now up on AudioCulture. Sad day, he really was a pioneer, albeit sometimes accidentally.

    Rock Around the Clock is usually regarded as the first rock and roll record cut outside the US, and was released in NZ before the Haley version.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    re ‘Boodle’ comic – hazy but as a distributor at the time I vaguely recall that maybe only the first few pressings (coupla thousand maybe) got the comic…

    500 I think.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Grey Fucking Area, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Auckland posters by
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    Chad Taylor

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  • Hard News: Media Take: In the Eye of the…,

    During the week David and I put together a clip for The Suburban Reptiles song Rosie with the sequence from Angel Mine that used it (one of the reasons the movie had the bizarre censor’s warning “Contains Punk Cult Material”).

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Neil Drinkwater,

    There are not that many good kiwi songs.

    Doing AudioCulture I get the odd person who asks me "Have you finished it yet?" I guess you are one of those people Neil.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Bits and pieces, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    or if something is broken, or what…?

    Probably not this yet but another corner of the badlands gets tamed by the RIAA (for better or worse).

    http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/6157443/soundcloud-nearing-deal-with-major-labels-for-pieces-of-its

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