This slow burning tale of a domestic appliance with a mind of its own was The Mutton Birds’ only number one hit. The sinister, surreal and partly animated video — the band’s fourth with director Fane Flaws — hints at the short films of Don McGlashan’s other project The Front Lawn. A furtive, nerdy McGlashan takes the lead with Elizabeth McRae (in her prime as Marj on Shortland Street) as his mother; the other Mutton Birds have cameos as a seedy second hand dealer (David Long) and a Salvation Army brass section (Ross Burge and Alan Gregg).
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Music Video, 1992
Another Mutton Birds video directed by Fane Flaws
Music Video, 1979
Fane Flaws directs and appears in this video
Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)
Elizabeth McRae features in this TV drama
Short Film, 1990 (Full Length)
Front Lawn short film featuring Don McGlashan
Funding from NZ on Air