Sixteen years after thinking it would be good to document the music of some of the bands in his home town, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd leaves the company.
It's a time of rebuilding, many of the long-time acts have called it a day, and popular music and the music business have changed almost beyond recognition. Association with an ever-expanding international music company impacts on Flying Nun, but as the label celebrates it's 21st year, international success again looks possible for some Flying Nun acts.
(This is who you hear, in order of first appearance in the programme).
- Karyn Hay, former Radio With Pictures host, Flying Nun Records presenter.
- Paul McKessar of Flying Nun
- Roger Shepherd, founder of Flying Nun Records
- Roy Colbert – journalist, mentor & owner of Records Records, Dunedin.
- Francesca Griffin formerly of Look Blue Go Purple & solo artist.
- Leslie Paris of Look Blue Go Purple, Olla and Flying Nun
- Andrew ‘Hat’ Meyer of Flying Nun
- Jeremy Eade of Garageland
- Andrew Brough of Bike
- Dion and Jimmy Christmas of The D4
- Andrew Tolley of The Hasselhoff Experiment
- Tristan Dingemann of HDU
- Liam Finn of Betchadupa
- Chris Knox – Tall Dwarf and solo artist, producer, cartoonist, reviewer…
- Doug Hood – manager, promoter, sound engineer, tour manager…
- Alec Bathgate – Tall Dwarf and solo artist.
- Robert Scott of The Clean and The Magick Heads
- (and the laughter of David Kilgour of The Clean and solo artist)
- Rex Visible of NRA and producer, sound man, road manager…
(Song Title - composers (if given) - Performer/Band – Record Title – Catalogue Number – format)
Beelines To Heaven (J Eade/Garageland) - Garageland – Last Exit To Garageland - FNCD 350
Lull (HDU) - HDU - I'll Make You Happy OST - FNCD 421
Rocky Mountain - Bressa Creeting Cake - Bressa Creeting Cake – FNCD 385
Evel Knievel (Chug) – Chug - Sassafras - FNCD 300
42 Degrees (Jason Darwin) - The Magick Heads - Before We Go Under - FNCD 290
Touch Me - Superette - Tiger - FNCD 352
Crystalator (S Carter) - Dimmer - Pop Eyed - FN 395
Spooky (3D’s) - 3D's The Venus Trail – FNCD 281
Troubled Land (Heazlewood/Loser) - King Loser - Caul Of The Outlaw - FNCD 382
Come Back - (J Eade/Garageland) – Garageland - Last Exit To Garageland - FNCD 350
Save My Life (A Brough) – Bike - Take In The Sun - FN 401
Tears Were Blue (A Brough) - Bike - Take In The Sun - FN 401
Milton Babbit's Rarotongan Holiday (M Lawry) (single) - Headless Chickens - FNCD 302
Not Given Lightly (C Knox) - Chris Knox - FN 127 (single)
Saskatchewan – Superette - Tiger - FNCD352
Splat – Bailter Space - Wammo - FN 325
Uh Oh - Subliminals - United State - FNCD 448
What You Want – The D4 - The D4 EP - FNCD 439
Come On – The D4 - The D4 EP - FNCD 439
Exit To The City - The D4 - 6Twenty FNCD 449
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (A Bathgate/C Knox) – The Hasselhoff Experiment –
Under The Influence FNCD 021
Filthy McNasty - Betchadupa - Alphabetchadupa FN 465
Supa Day - Betchadupa - Alphabetchadupa FN 465
If I Were You (Carter/ Collie/ Straitjacket Fits) Tall Dwarfs – Under The Influence FNCD 021
Long Grass - Pan Am - New Concepts in Sound Recording - FNCD 462
Same Old New World (G Downes/C Knox) – Graeme Downes – Under The Influence FNCD 021
Tally Ho – The Flying Nuns – Under The Influence - FNCD 021 (bonus track on international release only)