Lovely story Russell.
The original EP goes for quite a lot of money on Discogs
I was looking at Boodle againn last night after hearing Jesse Mulligan make the announcement on Afternoons - and struggling with the pronunciation of said EP!
‘Point That Thing’...is the undoubted opus of the EP.
Jesse gave PTT a spin too. And realising too the initial copies came out with 'A Flying Nun ©omic', I took the liberty of scanning / attaching the PTT page (whose author is one 'JH' JH?)
The Boodle comic itself is a work of art and frequently hilarious e.g. Hamish Kilgour intones: 'don't wear American clothing, ski jackets or Nomads...'; Robert Scott profiles 'bass players thru the ages'; and Martin Phillipps chips in with Samuel the Sailor: '...'one day you're King of the popsicle pile,...next day you're just a stick in the gutter!'
Just out, a bit of midweek listening, from 'the Jimi Hendrix of no technique' - THIS IS MEMORIAL DEVICE NZ: A SPECIAL PODCAST BY BRUCE RUSSELL (XPRESSWAY/THE DEAD C ET AL) – PART 1.
It's a special podcast put together drawing parallels between the fictitious Lanarkshire (Scotland) music scene brought to life by David Keenan in his publication This Is Memorial Device and the NZ post-punk scene of the 1980s - in which of course Bruce himself was a key player.
Corker track that Funny Girl. Looking forward to Morningside album, apparently being issued too on vinyl :-)
Chuck Berry has died, aged 90
Aah, the intricacies of the English language still befuddle many Ian. Good then they didn't try to include Martin's 'challenging' spelling of his surname!
Am looking forward to catching this lineup not having seen the band Since early 90s though did catch Martins's great solo set in Chch for NZ Music Minth in 2015.
BTW, I must have been in another kaleidoscope world when that 80-odd recording Secret Box was released, completely missed it. Does anyone know of where I can track one down?
and it's really worth another look
Certainly was! What a fab re-find. Silly me, I never went to the gig at the time but watching it just now, it felt I was there. Chris Knox is in great form and love that Cale rendition of Heartbreak Hotel.
pleased yesterday when new vinyl ...turned up
Motte also plays this weekend in Aotea Square as part of the Summer in the Square series. Get on down and enjoy a sonic force to be reckoned with.
Looking forward to catching up Ian.
For Chch folk or anyone passing through, those innovative young hipsters Henry and Henri (of Log Horn Breed) down at Log Recording studio have a
Car Boot Sale and Market this Sunday.
And here's Log Horn Breed (with Dean on vocals) to liven up ya Friday