The Clean - Tally Ho! / Platypus
Pitchfork described The Clean's “Tally Ho!” as “a classic of immense proportions, from its Velcro melody, absurdly mixed garage organ and motorik beat, to the crusty, hiss-laden home eight-track recording that embodies it.” Recorded in the middle of a New Zealand tour for a humble NZ$60, the song broke into the country’s Top 20 singles chart at #19, surprising everyone including the band. Its B-side “Platypus” was recorded live at a show just days prior, capturing the band’s buoyant and elastic sound on stage.
Remastered by Tex Houston from the original tapes held at the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Reissued on Merge, originally released on Flying Nun Records in 1981.