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Outlook for Thursday

DD Smash , Music Video – 1983

This weather-themed Kiwi classic spent 21 weeks in the charts, and became one of DD Smash's biggest hits. The quirky, light-hearted video was played repeatedly on Saturday chart show Ready to Roll, and won Best Music Video at the 1983 New Zealand Music Awards. It was directed by a young Andrew Shaw (of Hey Hey It’s Andy fame, later an executive at TVNZ). DD Smash singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn hams it up in Adidas tracksuit and yellow raincoat, while drummer (and 1980s heartthrob) Peter 'Rooda' Warren appears in his speedos.

...‘Outlook For Thursday’ showed Dobbyn refining his knack for turning the New Zealand vernacular into catchy hooks, by using the familiar refrains of the national weather report to give a forecast of his romantic prospects.
– Nick Bollinger on 'Outlook for Thursday', in his AudioCulture profile of Dave Dobbyn

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