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Radio with Pictures - Dunedin 1982

Television (Excerpts) – 1982

This 1982 Radio with Pictures report surveys the Dunedin music scene, and the bands who are starting to be grouped together under the label ‘the Dunedin Sound’. Critic Roy Colbert discusses the influence of punk pioneers The Enemy and Toy Love, and the benefits of being outside fashion. A roster of future Flying Nun notables are interviewed, including David Kilgour, Shayne Carter, and Jeff Batts (The Stones). Martin Phillipps is psychedelic, and Chris Knox dissects the new bands’ guitar-playing style (without using the word "jangly"!). And then there’s Mother Goose.

That’s the type of music that does play at the Cook: energetic type bands who play really neat cover versions and try to look really young when they’re about 45 years old.
– Shayne Carter from band Bored Games (later Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer)