On Song by Simon Sweetman: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics

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On Song by Simon Sweetman: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics

Post by madzong » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:03 am

https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/ ... sc=y&hl=en


This is a book from famous NZ critic Simon Sweetman. He has picked 30 culturally significant NZ songs and critiqued and looked back at their back story and creation.

"On Song is a lively journey through New Zealand's diverse pop landscape. Prolific music journalist Simon Sweetman has interviewed the writers and performers of beloved Kiwi classics, presenting 'in conversation' text that illuminates the fascinating stories behind the pop songs we all know and love, all complemented with a plethora of artists' personal imagery and archival photography"--Publisher information.

This list is in no particular order.

'Don't dream it's over' by Crowded House - 1986
'Gutter black' by Hello Sailor - 1977
'How bizarre' by OMC - 1996
'For today' by Netherworld Dancing Toys - 1985
'Anything could happen' by The Clean - 1981
'Counting the beat' by The Swingers - 1981
'Slice of heaven' by Dave Dobbyn feat. Herbs - 1986
'E Ipo' by Prince Tui Teka - 1982
'Not given lightly' by Chris Knox - 1990
'Pink frost' by The Chills - 1984
'A thing well made' by The Mutton Birds - 1992
'Death and the maiden' by The Verlaines - 1987
'The beautiful young crew' by Lawrence Arabia - 2009
'(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy' by Shona Laing - 1987
'She speeds' by Straitjacket Fits - 1987
'The way I feel' by Jan Hellriegel - 1992
Drive' by Bic Runga - 1996
'In the morning' by Anika Moa - 2005
'System virtue' by Emma Paki - 1996
'In the neighbourhood' by Sisters Underground - 1994
'Chains' by DLT feat. Che Fu - 1996
'Victoria' by The Dance Exponents - 1982
'French letter' by Herbs - 1982
'Screems from the old plantation' by King Kapisi - 2000
'Not many' by Scribe - 2003
'Out on the street' by Space Waltz - 1974
'Can't get enough' by Supergroove - 1994
'Nature' by The Fourmyula' - 1969
'I was evil' by Darcy Clay - 1997
'Spellbound' by Spit Enz - 1975
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