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FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)

FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)

Straitjacket Fits

Flying Nun Records

$52.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.


Shayne Carter and John Collie formed Straitjacket Fits in in 1986 after the demise of the Doublehappys and were joined by Andrew Brough and David Wood. The reissue of Hail is deeply tinged with sadness following the recent loss of Andrew Brough; gifted songwriter and guitarist of not only Straitjacket Fits, but also Bike and Dunedin band The Blue Meanies. Andrew’s musical impact is undeniable and it’s unimaginable to think of a world without his contributions to New Zealand music.

Straitjacket Fits’ debut release, the Life In One Chord EP appeared in 1987 and the album Hail was released in 1988. Both were recorded at The Lab in Auckland with Terry Moore (from The Chills). This reissued version of Hail is a combination of both those records as it was originally released in the UK by Rough Trade.

“[The songs] ‘Hail’ and ‘Grate’ suggested a monolithic guitar monster future and, while that is part of what can be found on Hail, there is a remarkable diversity of song and sound on show. The oft-described Shayne Carter/Andrew Brough duality of sour/hard and sweet/soft is a simplified observation of what is a much deeper and richer stew of ideas and sounds.” reflects Flying Nun Records founder, Roger Shepherd.

Hail is an album that beautifully showcases the many strengths of Straitjacket Fits in the early part of their development. It is a record full of furious off-piste guitaring and startling vocals anchored by a granite hard rhythm section but that also showcases gentler melodic material including a cover of Leonard Cohen’s So Long Marianne’. But generally the songs are more experimental in nature with a considerable range of material from Andrew Brough’s standout ‘Fabulous Things’ to the vigorous guitar noise of Shayne Carter’s Grate’.

Hail is a documentation of a band on the up, a band flexing its potential and oozing confidence and optimism. With Hail the Straitjacket Fits were well on their way to giving the rock ‘n’ roll thing their very best shot.

ITEM DETAILS

Artist: Straitjacket Fits
Title: Hail
Label: Flying Nun Records
Year: 1990
Cat #: FN142
Formats: Digital
Recorded: The Lab

Band Members: Shayne Carter, Andrew Brough, John Collie, David Wood.

Tracklist:

  1. Dialling A Prayer
  2. Telling Tales
  3. Dead Heat
  4. Hail
  5. Only You Knew
  6. She Speeds
  7. Sparkle that Shines
  8. Take From The Years
  9. So Long Marianne
  10. Grate
  11. Fabulous Things
  12. All That She Brings
  13. Life In One Chord
  14. This Taste Delight
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Straitjacket Fits - Straitjacket Fits (1998)
Straitjacket Fits - Straitjacket Fits (1998)
Straitjacket Fits - Straitjacket Fits (1998)
Straitjacket Fits - Straitjacket Fits (1998)

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FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)
FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)
FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)
FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)
FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)
FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)

FN174 Straitjacket Fits - Melt (1990)

$20.00
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)
FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)

FN105 Straitjacket Fits - Hail (1988)

$52.00
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FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

$0.00
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FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)
FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

FN485 Various - In Love With These Times / Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps ‎(2004)

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FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

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FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)
FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

FN402 Various - Topless Women Talk About Their Lives ‎(1997)

$0.00
PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)
PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)

PRD 93/29 Various - Beyond The Jangle (1993)

$0.00
FNUN285 Straitjacket Fits - If I Were You (1993)
FNUN285 Straitjacket Fits - If I Were You (1993)
FNUN285 Straitjacket Fits - If I Were You (1993)
FNUN285 Straitjacket Fits - If I Were You (1993)

FNUN285 Straitjacket Fits - If I Were You (1993)

$0.00
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)
FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)

FN251 Straitjacket Fits - Blow (1993)

$12.00
FN242 Straitjacket Fits - Done (1992)
FN242 Straitjacket Fits - Done (1992)

FN242 Straitjacket Fits - Done (1992)

$12.00
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)
FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

FN210 Various - Pink Flying Saucers Over The Southern Alps (1991)

$36.00
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

$20.00
FN180 Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour ‎(1990)
FN180 Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour ‎(1990)
FN180 Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour ‎(1990)

FN180 Straitjacket Fits - Down In Splendour ‎(1990)

$25.00
FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)
FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)
FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)
FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)
FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)

FN175 Straitjacket Fits - Bad Note For A Heart ‎(1990)

$25.00
FN151 Straitjacket Fits - Sparkle That Shines (1990)
FN151 Straitjacket Fits - Sparkle That Shines (1990)

FN151 Straitjacket Fits - Sparkle That Shines (1990)

$15.00
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)
FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

FN677 Various - In Love With These Times (1989)

$36.00
FN108 Straitjacket Fits - Hail ‎(1988)
FN108 Straitjacket Fits - Hail ‎(1988)

FN108 Straitjacket Fits - Hail ‎(1988)

$15.00
FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)
FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)
FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)
FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)
FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)

FN080 Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord (1987)

$25.00
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