7 Jan 2024

Blue Smoke: Stones Goin’ Down Under

From Blue Smoke, 8:00 pm on 7 January 2024
The Band of Hope Jug Band

The Band of Hope Jug Band: Dennis Hearfield, Bill Hammond, Chris Grosz (with back to camera), Warwick Brock, Dobbin (Robin Elliot), and Gordon Collier Photo: Chris Grosz collection

When the Rolling Stones visited Invercargill in 1965, they got eggs and pies thrown at them. No wonder Keith Richards left behind a scatalogical slur about our southernmost city. But New Zealand musicians have always shown the Rolling Stones respect. With the release of Hackney Diamonds - the Stones' first album of original songs in 18 years - this episode of Blue Smoke looks at what gems local bands chose to polish.

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Written, presented, and produced by Chris Bourke and engineered by Phil Benge.

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Artist: Ray Woolf
Track: Satisfaction
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: Once Upon a Time
Label: RCA Camden

 Artist: The Librettos
Track: Walkin’ the Dog
Composer: Rufus Thomas
45rpm single
Label: HMV

Artist: Band of Hope Jug Band
Track: Memphis
Composer: Chuck Berry
Album: Band of Hope Jug Band
Label: Kiwi

 Artist: Hi Revving Tongues
Track: Little Richard Rooster
Composer: Willie Dixon
Album: The Complete Singles
Label: Frenzy

 Artist: Troubled Mind
Track: Under My Thumb
Composer: Jagger-Richards
45rpm single
Label: Zodiac

 Artist: Stoney Lonesome
Track: Country Honk
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: Stoney Lonesome
Label: Polydor

 Artist: Chris Thompson
Track: Dead Flowers
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: Drunken Nights in Dublin
Label: Pinenut Records

Artist: Paul Holmes
Track: Waiting On a Friend
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: Paul Holmes
Label: WEA

 Artist: Daggy & the Dickheads
Track: Respectable
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Unreleased live tape, 1981
Private collection

Artist: The Misfits
Track: Goin’ Home
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: Platter Spree 67
Label: HMV

 Artist: Eddie Low
Track: The Last Time
Composer: Jagger-Richards
Album: This Could Be the Last Time
Label: EdRab Music

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