CHRIS KNOX - SEIZURE 1989 | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

CHRIS KNOX - SEIZURE 1989 | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Chris was always essentially a collaborator. He sensibly liked to work with others with the expertise he lacked. Finally, over time, step by step, he gained the know-how to be able to record a solo album that he could be happy with. Seizure was brisk and to the point, but it needed to be. 

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THE BATS - FREE ALL THE MONSTERS | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

THE BATS - FREE ALL THE MONSTERS | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Despite Seacliffe Asylum's frightful history, the band were collectively conscious of the general good vibes around the recording, and you can hear that state of mind in the finished recording. Free All the Monsters is an album of great sounds performed and recorded in a relaxed and expert manner.

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The Dunedin Double Flying Nun Records

VARIOUS - THE DUNEDIN DOUBLE, 1982 | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

..."There was a considerably positive nationwide reception to this oddly formatted release by four bands barely known outside Dunedin. The 12” EP idea was still relatively new, but this double EP in a gatefold sleeve was absolutely novel. The music press soon got on board with positive reviews, and the talk was now about what was happening in Dunedin. The consensus was that it was something special"...

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THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT - 5 BY FOUR, 1985 | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT - 5 BY FOUR, 1985 | MAN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

..."The sound is unmistakably This Kind of Punishment, with the Jefferies brothers at its core and Chris Matthews featuring prominently. The material is surprisingly diverse, using components and approaches from other projects. Perhaps this reflects the need to quickly prepare and record the material in the short week available to them. Chris Knox had lent his Teac 4-track with the stipulation that it was to be returned within the week. A requirement that could be interpreted as a challenge to a musical enterprise that was usually painstakingly detailed and time-consuming."...

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