Posts by Hugh Wilson

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer's coming,

    Noticed Real Groovy listed some heavy and rare NZ LP's on the Ebay - the cover of the Think LP in particular is super cool, and the Blerta cover is an early press with Renee Geyer's name blacked out

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/realgroovies/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Summer's coming,

    I have a spin cleaner too! Best to do them in batches I find - double sided tape (for sleeve repair), new paper inner sleeves and new plastic outer sleeves all kept at the ready too, along with old rags for cleaning the cover of anything second hand :)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The spaceman…,

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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.

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  • Hard News: Music: What the Flying Nun…,

    I enjoyed the history within Duncan Campbell's obit and if I recall right links to the Sunday jazz show had been posted up here before (upon listening to the linked episode I was struck by the back to back heaviness of the tunes featured, I think it was an African special ..) ... if anyone comes across any links to Duncan's reggae show from the 80s please post them up ...

    And good news re: Ode, Viking and Flying Nun. I was reminded of this old blogpost on the best of Ode's catalogue. Most of these are impossible to find, so it would be good if some say the light of day again:

    http://aussiefunk.blogspot.com/2009/02/new-zealand-special-ode-label.html

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Golden Dawn is…,

    Its a great sentiment, to start your own band, and I myself wouldn’t mind spinning out a bit more often (constrained by young uns right now tho), but frequently the venue is that missing or difficult element. Last Saturday night I popped out to hear some mates dj’ing at pub in Collingwood, and while it was not the busiest the music was certainly creating a good atmosphere. Anyway, the dj’s were wrapped about 11, and what did the staff put on the sound system – Chris fucking Issacs’ ’Wicked Game'album! Was so mortified we decamped to another nearby pub for a final lager … I mean, Chris Issacs, of all choices in this day in age, and that links back to the point that the venue can be the challenge, so RIP to Golden Dawn, it was clearly good while it lasted.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: NME – it was…,

    NME was never a prominent part of my youth/musical education, but the tale of its inescapable influence – despite being three months out of date by the time of local landing – certainly resonates, as my secondary school library used to stock The Face, which portrayed a world quite different to that around us. Coincidentally the New Yorker’s Hua Hsu recently penned a similar piece of reminiscing (and what struck me about this was that he was in NY, seeking out the very same worldliness as me and my friends in suburban AKL):

    https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-glory-days-of-the-face-and-the-magic-of-old-magazines

    On the music tip, I belatedly got around to listening to that Black Milk mix from a few weeks ago and it was a good one (backyard system in effect, holding onto them summer days). Also came across a mix of 80’s dubplates from an 80’s South London Sound System, Ghetto Love (originally found at a car boot sale, sigh). Might not be everyone’s cup of tea but with the likes of Ken Booth, Garnett Silk and Tristan Palma well worth a spin if that’s your thing (DL link at the bottom pf the page as well)

    https://www.mixcloud.com/Tomb777/ghetto-love-1980s-south-london-sound-system-all-from-original-dubplates/

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Sweetest Sound,

    On Mancini, but Henry, the first 70 seconds of this one ... talk about some drums!

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  • Hard News: Waitangi: Just enjoy the day,

    'Just enjoy the day' seems like an apt assessment to me, noting the contrast with how things are going in Australia - where discontentment with Australia Day being celebrated on the anniversary of Captain Cook's arrival/invasion - is getting larger (and more divisive) with every passing year.

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  • Hard News: Music! Is Everything ...,

    I read some of the Grant Fell tributes, and had various memories triggered and various dots of other things Auckland in the early 1990's joined up. He seemed to be quite the instigator, the sort of person - as I think Russell noted - all scenes need to make things happen. The Headless Chickens were one of the biggest, if not the biggest, local bands circa 1992/93. If memory serves me right they headlined the BFM bombathon for several years in the old warehouses where the viaduct is nowadays, and I recall looking out for their new videos more so than other bands of the time. Also recall Planet making a splash, but never knew of the shared connection (or otherwise had forgotten) until reading of it in the last week - in all honesty, it wasn't a big surprise.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Rolling Funder,

    I saw Bill Brewster is also heading down under, and has shows in AKL and Waiheke on Feb 2nd and 3rd ... promo seems a bit light at the mo, but may be of interest to some

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