16 May 2017

Great album: The Muttonbirds, Salty

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:48 pm on 16 May 2017
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Photo: wikipedia

Today's Great Album is the second from seminal Kiwi band The Mutton Birds, released in 1993. 

"Salty" was self-produced in Sydney after the band had signed to EMI and, like their debut album released the previous year, it was certified platinum, reaching Number three on local charts.

Four singles came from it, the first went to number one.  An unlikely hit about a heater.  Not a euphemism for keeping your love or lover warm,  but an electric heater with "elements of wire and clay" - according to Don McGlashan's  lyrics.

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