NME: (UK) 17 Must Hear Dunedin Sound Classic Tracks (2014)

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NME: (UK) 17 Must Hear Dunedin Sound Classic Tracks (2014)

Post by madzong » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:46 am

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/list ... acks-19770

Here is a link to an article by NME talking about 17 Classic Dunedin Sound Tracks.

I think it should hopefully be eligible as the 'Dunedin Sound' wasn't a genre and all the bands were not based in this city. So to me it is not a genre list but more a vague label to try and group these different bands. Some of these bands were on the 'Flying Nun' record label and some were not.

As quoted from Wikipedia:

"The artists themselves tend to eschew the genre title, "Dunedin Sound"...Not all of these musicians are from Dunedin, but all show the influence of the music which emanated from the city in the 1980s"

A better title for this article might be: 'Classic tracks by NZ bands from many different cities of the early to late 80's'.

For the uninitiated, the 'Dunedin Sound' era was a highly influential period of NZ music that had followers overseas e.g. Pavement. You can read more in the Wikipedia link below:

Anyway, here is the list:
1. Ghost Wave - Here She Comes
2. Opposite Sex - La Rat
3. Males - Madeline
4. The Chills - Pink Frost
5. The Great Unwashed - Hold Onto The Rail
6. The Dead C - 3 Years
7. Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat
8. The Bats - Made Up In Blue
9. Sneaky Feelings - Husband House
10. The Gordons - Machine Song
11. The Clean - Tally Ho
12. Straitjacket Fits - She Speeds
13. Snapper - What Are You Thinking
14. Tall Dwarfs - Sign On The Dotted Line
15. The Verlaines - Death And The Maiden
16. Bird Nest Roys - Jaffa Boy
17. Toy Love - Swimming Pool

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