13 Jul 2012

Extended Play: Gordons - Future Shock

From Extended Play: The Classic Flying Nun EPs, 11:00 pm on 13 July 2012

Gordons Future Shock EP cover imageRemembered now as volume dealers of the loudest order and as the progenitors of Bailter Space, Christchurch trio the Gordons were a case of accelerated progress. Playing their first show to a full house mere days after forming, the group created their own sound, visual presence, and branding; and self-releasing and distributing the now-classic Future Shock EP before they had been playing for a year.

Not initially a Flying Nun release or even issued on the classic FN 12” format, Future Shock is a key record in Flying Nun history, indicating to label founder Roger Shepherd that not only was there a new exciting sound happening in the South Island, but there was a way of documenting it independently.

Relating the history behind Future Shock are Gordons Alistair Parker and John Halvorsen, and impartial observer Simon Grigg.

This audio is not downloadable due to copyright restrictions.

Interviewer: Jennifer Broadbent, Engineer: Hayden Booth, Producer: Troy Ferguson for 95bFM.