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FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)

FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)

The Verlaines

Flying Nun Records

$36.00

All prices in New Zealand dollars.

 

Released in 1987, Bird Dog is the Verlaines' second full album and features the original line up of Graeme Downes (vocals/guitar), Jane Dodd (bass) and Robbie Yeats (drums).

Simplicity of sound is a characteristic trait of Verlaines recordings; guitars jangle independent of processing effects and every instrument is treated with an almost equal weighting. This allows the musicality of songwriter Downes to shine through. The band's dynamism is conveyed through shifting tempos, key changes and, in the case of Bird Dog, the ushering in and out of a considerable range of instruments throughout the album.

If you skip to the middle of Bird Dog (or delicately place the needle on that crackling line) you will find the masterpiece Slow Sad Love Song. From its bleak and choked beginning to the storming cadenza, it is regarded by some as emblematic of the Dunedin sound. Having said this, Bird Dog artfully (and unapologetically) roams through musical forms and in doing so pushes the very boundaries of that concept - the Dunedin sound‚ From the Gregorian-like chants of Icarus Missed to the jazz tender tones of Only Dream Left this album is rich in ideas and a unique accomplishment.

- Sean O'Brien, 2013.

Track List:

  1. Makes No Difference
  2. You Forget Love
  3. Take Good Care Of It
  4. Just Mum
  5. Slow Sad Love Song
  6. Only Dream Left
  7. Dippy's Last Trip
  8. Bird Dog
  9. Icarus Missed
  10. C.D. Jimmy Jazz and Me
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DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)
DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)

DUN 1 The Chills/Sneaky Feelings/The Stones/The Verlaines - Dunedin Double (1982)

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FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)
FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)
FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)
FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)
FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)
FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)

FN014 Verlaines - Death And The Maiden (1983)

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FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)
FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)
FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)
FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)
FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)

FN022 The Verlaines - 10 O'Clock In The Afternoon (1984)

$0.00
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)
FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)

FN040 The Verlaines - Hallelujah All The Way Home (1985)

$0.00
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)
FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)

FN045 Various - Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation (1985)

$36.00
FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)
FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)
FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)
FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)
FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)

FN053 Verlaines - Doomsday (1986)

$14.00
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)
FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)

FN077 Verlaines - Bird Dog (1987)

$36.00
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
FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)
FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)
FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)
FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)
FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)

FN129 The Verlaines - Some Disenchanted Evening (1990)

$36.00
FN159 The Verlaines - The Funniest Thing ‎(1990)
FN159 The Verlaines - The Funniest Thing ‎(1990)

FN159 The Verlaines - The Funniest Thing ‎(1990)

$15.00
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)
FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

FN209 Various - Getting Older 1981-1991 (1991)

$20.00
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
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)
FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

FN425 Various - Scarfies (1999)

$0.00
FN476 The Verlaines - You're Just Too Obscure For Me... (2003)
FN476 The Verlaines - You're Just Too Obscure For Me... (2003)

FN476 The Verlaines - You're Just Too Obscure For Me... (2003)

$0.00
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)

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

$0.00
The Verlaines - Pot Boiler (2007)
The Verlaines - Pot Boiler (2007)

The Verlaines - Pot Boiler (2007)

$14.00
FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)
FN517 Various - Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits (2011)

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

$0.00
The Verlaines - Untimely Meditations (2012)
The Verlaines - Untimely Meditations (2012)

The Verlaines - Untimely Meditations (2012)

$12.00
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