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Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman looks back at the sky

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  • Hugh Wilson,

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    I’ve noticed any attached images seem to go at the start of responses, so the reason I’ve posted the newly framed print above is because its availability was referenced here a year or so ago – thanks Russell, now to find somewhere in my house where my parents won’t dwell on the image and just what Bob is up too. In all seriousness though i like this one as it includes a lot of the early logos from the Wailers initial record store ventures – i.e Wail’n Souls Records. Now to get that Red Bull app …

    And an interesting thought about Left Ear records, at least some of their releases are things that they have literally stumbled across in local record shops (and I think the new comp is of this ilk too, noting there was a NZ based collaborator). They’ve recently repressed their reissue of Leong Lau’s album ‘That Rongeng sound’ – Lau is something of a local enigma, also known as the Malaysian Elvis, and his album is also worth checking out.

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Hugh Wilson,

    so the reason I’ve posted the newly framed print above is because its availability was referenced here a year or so ago – thanks Russell

    Nice!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    I see Bailterspace are touring after their Others Way appearance.
    https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/8574/Bailterspace.utr

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Grant Smithies gave a big Thumbs up to Blair Parkes' latest album on Nine to Noon this morning:
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018655481/blair-parkes-the-blue-nile-and-fabulous-arabia

    Go listen for yourself:
    https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Grant Smithies gave a big Thumbs up to Blair Parkes’ latest album on Nine to Noon this morning:

    That certainly was a warm recommendation!

    I see he's already turned up on this French compilation.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    her debut album, Personal Best.

    I'm a bit baffled. Hasn't she already done at least one or two albums as Princess Chelsea on (iirc) Lil' Chief ?

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 755 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Kennedy, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    No, Princess Chelsea is a different Chelsea (Chelsea Nikkel).
    This Chelsea (Jade) is Chelsea Metcalf. Formerly Watercolours.

    Purgatory • Since May 2008 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall, in reply to Paul Kennedy,

    Ah, cheers, appreciate it.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 755 posts Report Reply

  • Franck Zeisel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Thanks for the mention!

    I have a soft spot for discoveries from New Zealand (Merk, Finn Johansson, Charlie Freak, Tongueflower, Toledo Springs, Mimsy Cable - that we've filmed

    So if you want to check the rest of the complations:
    https://lifeisaminestrone.bandcamp.com

    France • Since Jul 2018 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    That Tom Scott is truly something special, and I love the played backing, ironically not a million miles away from what his Dad was doing circa 94.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3278 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That certainly was a warm recommendation!

    ...and Graham Reid's ever excellent Elsewhere also adds to the praise - this could be the Blair Parkes release to cut through!
    Tell all your friends and networks....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    That Tom Scott is truly something special, and I love the played backing, ironically not a million miles away from what his Dad was doing circa 94.

    The (amazing) video for the track drops tomorrow – and I'm pretty sure that's his Dad in it.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

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