New Zealand Music Features — Robert Scott

CHARTING THE BATS: 38 YEARS, 10 ALBUMS AND THE LONGEST UNCHANGED LINE-UP IN NZ HISTORY

CHARTING THE BATS: 38 YEARS, 10 ALBUMS AND THE LONGEST UNCHANGED LINE-UP IN NZ HISTORY

William Daymond may be the most enthusiastic and learned Bats fan known to humankind. Here he spares no details charting the ins and outs of the band, spanning 38 years and 10 albums from go to whoa.

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THE FLYING NUN 21ST ANNIVERSARY 'CIRCUS' - PEEL, MALKMUS & THE WHOLE NUN GANG

THE FLYING NUN 21ST ANNIVERSARY 'CIRCUS' - PEEL, MALKMUS & THE WHOLE NUN GANG

Under The Influence (FNCD021) came about through 12 months of loose talk, six months of intensive planning, three changes of date and two final weeks of very late nights. Indeed there were many times we questioned the sanity and feasibility of even attempting to record the Flying Nun 21st Anniversary album in one day... and without the faith of many around us we simply wouldn’t have been able to pull it off! As the Flying Nun label had recently been incorporated, alongside Festival Records and Mushroom Records, into the larger independent company called (deep breath) Festival Mushroom Records incorporating Flying Nun, we had created a strong...

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