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 The Unofficial Flying Nun Vault has posted an excellent tribute to Andrew Brough (The Blue MeaniesThe OrangeStraitjacket FitsBike), who sadly passed away earlier this year.



The news is written by a mysterious person. Maybe Wendy Broccoli.

The Unofficial Flying Nun Vault has posted an excellent tribute to Andrew Brough (The Blue Meanies, The Orange, Straitjacket Fits, Bike), who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The video includes rare live recordings, poster images, videos (live and music videos) and other interesting stuff. It is definitely worth watching from start to finish. 

The above photo is of The Orange - taken by Jeremy Freeman. See below for a detailed description of the contents:

Andrew Brough | Tribute (2021) from The Vault on Vimeo.

This Andrew Brough tribute was started mid 2020 and never quite got finished, however a few rainy days stuck indoors recently and some spare time allowed completion. It covers some of Andrew's songs with The Blue Meanies, The Orange, Straitjacket Fits and Bike.

In order of appearance as follows:

1. Dead Cats - The Blue Meanies (1983) live audio from Broom Valley, Dunedin, NZ.

2. Number One - The Orange (1985) live audio at the Oriental Tavern, Dunedin, NZ.

3. Fly - The Orange (1985) video from "What Now" in New Zealand.

4. Take From The Years (1987) - Straitjacket Fits video from RWP in New Zealand.

5. Sparkle That Shines (1988) - Straitjacket Fits live video at the Gluepot in Auckland, (courtesy of Bob Sutton collection).

6. Down In Splendour - Straitjacket Fits (1990) video.

7. Follow and Fall (1991) - Straitjacket Fits live video performance from Saturday Night Live. Early alternative names for this song were "Mellow Cheer" and "Of Fortune Spared" before finally becoming "In Spite Of It All".

8. Save My Life - Bike (1996) video.

9. Welcome To My World - Bike (1997) video

10. Circus Kids - Bike (1997) video

11. Such A Daze - Straitjacket Fits (1991) live to air Triple J, Melbourne, Australia.

12. Hand In Mine - Straitjacket Fits (1989) live to air KPFK FM, Los Angeles, USA.


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