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Hard News: Friday Music: Asking the important questions

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  • davesparks,

    That RocknRolla mash is tiight.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • kiwicmc,

    Love the cello piece - in a similar vein here's a string quartet who often play with Neil Gaiman

    Auckland, New Zealand • Since May 2008 • 88 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Those were tough questions, I couldn't answer any!

    Came across this available for-free-but-$-if-you-like comp on bandcamp - looks to have some tasty stuff if you like beats etc:

    https://wearefriends1.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-friends-2

    Elsewhere Dust and Grooves have feature on the bloke Nowagain's Egon calls the 'greatest collector in the world'. Interesting to note he houses his collection, literally, in a second house!
    https://dustandgrooves.com/geoffrey-weiss/

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    Those were tough questions, I couldn’t answer any!

    I was worried I'd gone a bit hard there ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    One question at least has already been answered here -- but otherwise, I have to admit I'd have never heard of the original.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1885 posts Report Reply

  • Evan Yates,

    I got one answer... the Moana "You're Welcome" singer. The rest I felt like I should know at least a few... but I didn't.

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 197 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Boak,

    pre-BFM was 1404 AM Radio B...but I should know that...

    San Francisco • Since Apr 2016 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Andrew Boak,

    pre-BFM was 1404 AM Radio B…but I should know that…

    Bzzz! The original, for the temporary licences, was actually 950 AM. Debbi chose the 95 FM frequency to echo that.

    But I literally only know that because I wrote a history of it all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Evan Yates,

    I got one answer… the Moana “You’re Welcome” singer. The rest I felt like I should know at least a few… but I didn’t.

    No worries. I didn't know that one.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Tony P,

    The answer to question 1 is the surname Woolright is it not and I think the Neeve console was built for the Beatles.

    Napier • Since Mar 2013 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • kiwifarang,

    Case 1352 a red and green tattoo...

    Christchurch • Since Aug 2007 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Reckon one of the answers is Neville Purvis aka Arthur Baysting? I remember that wtf moment well!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    This Facebook linkhas a great 25 minute Dylan Taite doco on the 1980 Sweetwaters - it has a great 'Frogs' by Toy Love , a dig at Elvis Costello and a typically Kiwi vox pop - NB: contains Mi-Sex!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7880 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Debbi chose the 95 FM frequency

    Was she still involved when it changed from 91.8?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Reckon one of the answers is Neville Purvis aka Arthur Baysting? I remember that wtf moment well!

    Correct!

    The shit came down afterwards, I gather.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to kiwifarang,

    Case 1352 a red and green tattoo…

    Correct!

    I answered "1952". Out by a digit, dammit!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7880 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    a nice selection of comic/illustrated reportage from the NY Times...

    Thanks Ian, some gorgeous stuff in that deep mixed goodie bag. For me Bill Bragg's Window Gazers is right up there with the best of early Raw magazine.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double,

    Flying Nun's sole No 1 was Headless Chicken's wasn't it? And it was "George" not "Cruise Control". I have a weird memory of "Boodle Boodle Boodle", although it was an EP, somehow being anointed top of the charts back in 1982 or whenever the hell it was. That might be the brain plaque talking but it feeeels correct.

    On a different note ......

    I'm afraid my Yoruba is a touch rusty but apparently the object of the titular demand is Boko Haram. And that is Eno Williams, easily the best dressed woman in England.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Correct!

    The shit came down afterwards, I gather.

    Baysting exiled himself to the other side of the Tasman for a few years, only coming back after the whole affair was quietly forgotten about. I suspect the original recording with the profanity on it got wiped and reused, since VCRs probably weren't yet widely available in NZ. From this Billboard article, VCR penetration in NZ was ~10,000 in early 1982.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5414 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ken Double,

    Flying Nun’s sole No 1 was Headless Chicken’s wasn’t it? And it was “George” not “Cruise Control”.

    Correct!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Flying Nun’s sole No 1 was Headless Chicken’s wasn’t it? And it was “George” not “Cruise Control”.

    I know it's singularly graceless to mention - but there are at least 30 FN songs (including Cruise Control) that would come before George on a 'mostly likely to be a hit' list.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Righto ... here are the full answers ...

    What links The Human Instinct, Ticket and the Jordan Luck Band?

    They all had sleeve designs created by Dick Frizzell.

    The Headless Chickens song ‘Inside Track’ is a cover – who recorded the original?

    Stridulators.

    What was 95bFM’s original, pre-FM broadcast frequency in 1972?

    950

    In 1972, Sharon O’Neill briefly joined which Christchurch rock band?

    Chapta

    Speaking of Sharon O’Neill, what was Maxine’s police case number?

    1352.

    Who was the first artist to say “fuck” on national television?

    Arthur Baysting (in character as Neville Purvis).

    What was the song title of Flying Nun’s only #1 to date?

    'George'

    ‘You’re Welcome’ is a song in the film Moana co-written by Te Vaka’s Opetaia Foa’I. Who sang it?

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

    The Neve console at Roundhead Studio was originally built for what English band?

    The Who

    And, finally, name the artist and the album

    Jodi Vaughan, Jodi Vaughan

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Ken Double, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I know it's singularly graceless to mention - but there are at least 30 FN songs (including Cruise Control) that would come before George on a 'mostly likely to be a hit' list.

    If only Sneaky Feelings had twigged that all they had to do was call Fiona McDonald.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2012 • 119 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Not exactly music, but related – currently enjoying

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

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