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  1. Part one of three from this full length documentary.

  2. Part two of three from this full length documentary.

  3. Part three of three from this full length documentary.

  4. The credits for this documentary.

Synopsis

The three day Nambassa Festival, held on a Waihi farm in 1979, is the subject of this TV doco. Attended by 60,000 people, it represented a high tide mark in NZ for the Woodstock vision of a music festival as counter-culture celebration of music, crafts, alternative lifestyles and all things hippy. Performers include a frenzied Split Enz, The Plague (wearing paint), Limbs dancers, a yodelling John Hore-Grenell and prog rockers Schtung. The only downers are over-zealous policing and weather which discourages too much communing with nature after the first day.

Credits (16)

 Philip Howe
 Peter  Terry
 Dale Farnsworth

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Comments (5)

 Paul Moss

Paul Moss

found myself in two places, first, from behind, at the breadmaking scene, where LittleJohn and I were rigging sound, and second, engineering foldback for The Plague.. I also did FOH for Flight 77 but that footage isnt in this version. Flight 77 did make it to the Record Album though. www.paulmoss.co

 Paul Moss

Paul Moss

excellent, been waiting a long time.. thanks Peter.

 Andrew P Nichols

Andrew P Nichols

Ah such memories. 21 yrs old, The Enz, Eddie Hansen, Schtung, the dire bogs,the showers, the beach and getting food poisoning from the Hari Krishnas strawberry yoghurt.

 pete colonna

pete colonna

wowie zowie.I thought the film was lost.But to see this brings it all home again.Thanks muchly

 Dan Randow

Dan Randow

Love this doco. Brings back many memories. Clip 3 is unavailable at the moment, tho,

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Quotes

I have read here and there that the Split Enz Nambassa show was patchy. Phooey! I was blown out of my high perch by an inspired, awesome, display of edgy, driving pop music.