C90 - places in New Zealand

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Songs with references to places in Noisyland. Proud Scum - 'Suicide 2' (Grafton Briiiiidge), the Fourmyula - 'Otaki', the Muttonbirds - 'Dominion Rd'. Please share your wisdom.

-- Damian (spacelab@angelfire.com), May 11, 2002


Huxley - Alastair Galbraith ("Dunedin rains again")
Ready to Fly - Verlaines ("Dunedins cold and by winter its gonna get colder, your tolerance leaves as your bones in your fingers freezes over")
Bromley City Roller - Salmonella Dub
Canongate - Folina Vili
Alternative Woolston - (can't remember the name of the band)
Dead Dog in Port Chalmers - David Mitchell
Auckland Tonight - can't remember the band
Clifford Flats - Builders
Wanganui with a White Face - Bill Direen

-- hamish (hiatus@ihug.co.nz), May 11, 2002.

Andy - Front Lawn "...Takapuna Beach"
Dunedin - Gaylene
I Like to Fish - The Clear "my mother was a west coaster"
North Head - This Kind of Punishment
Christchurch and Cashel Street - Dance Exponents
Seaweed - Bilders

-- hamish (hiatus@ihug.co.nz), May 11, 2002.

hey what about rosy parsons "tarras tearooms". ha ha thats a joke, btw.

-- di (lucylurex@eudoramail.com), May 12, 2002.

Soft Bomb - The Chills. mentions the Empire
Southern Man - Puddle. mentions Christchurch
South Dunedin Hood - Puddle
Jailhouse 4am - Verlaines. mentions the Jailhouse
Macquarie Island - George Henderson/Alastair Galbraith (i think its under NZ control)
111 Taranaki Street - Sophie Moleta
Bedrock Bay - Builders
Caroline Bay - Builders/Soluble Fish
Blenheim Song #28 - Bill Direen

-- hamish (hiatus@ihug.co.nz), May 12, 2002.

The Chills' 'how much this place has changed' [b-side to 'come home']: mentions the Octagon and other Dunedin sights.
Pointy Little Stick 'the walk' does similarly, if memory serves.
The Hollow Grinders 'piha death rip'
Sola Monday 'all for the dance' ["the waitressing girls love the Port Chalmers Earl"]
any P-Money track with 4 Corners guesting: "h-town reprazent, y'all" etc
The Peter Stuevesant Hitlist: 'K road' [there's a Sound Laydee song about that street too, but i forget what it's actually called]
the Mobile Stud Unit 'Stu's Pie Cart': mentions the Eastside Robbie Burns [now-defunct liquor store, not dead poet dude]. there's a Semi-Detatched Unit song that mentions the Hillcrest Tavern, too.
The Verlaines 'positively george street'
Actually, Matthew Bannister has a concept album in the works with songs about Sandringham Road, Queen Street, Grey Lynn and others. I'm not making this up.

-- petra jane (petrajane@nightmode.net), May 14, 2002.

The Chills' 'how much this place has changed' [b-side to 'come home']

the horror! hope you didn't buy it! (worst chills song ever - come home that is - & no please don't try coming up with worse)

'breakdown town' by SPUD

-- haloist (spectral@liquidinformation.com), May 26, 2002.

Actually Breakdown Town might not be a direct enough reference, but it is about Auckland.
only other one I can think of is What U Should Be Now by the Great Unwashed: "saw you back in dunedin, which is so strange yeah" (might have that last bit wrong or mixed up with another bit). I suspect there are other Great Unwashed ones that mention NZ places but can't remember at the moment.
There's Do the Headless Chicken ("down at the Rising Sun" - which I'm pretty sure was a bar in Auckland.
and, uhh, there's "what about Huntly?" or whatever it was called.

-- haloist (spectral@liquidinformation.com), May 27, 2002.

"Whats wrong with Huntly" by Hugh?? someone? and
Sattelite Surfing by the Warners (it mentions Piha)
From the Empire by Alastair Galbraith ("its a long way from the Empire to Stuart Street")

-- hamish (hiatus@ihug.co.nz), May 27, 2002.

ha ha you've listened to the Warners.
yeah hugh sundae who i think is aka ian hughes.

-- haloist (spectral@liquidinformation.com), May 27, 2002.

the band that did "auckland tonight" was the androidss.

-- (international_dust@poetschoice.org), May 28, 2002.

and has anyone heard "at long last, timaru" by rod mckuen?

-- (international_dust@poetschoice.org), May 28, 2002.

there was also another song about timaru on tv the other night, it was by deja voodoo, the band from "back of the Y"

-- (international_dust@poetschoice.org), May 28, 2002.

oooh, does crowded house count??? the sound of te awamutu had a truly sacred ring... please kill me.

-- mestersqueggle~ (donde_estan_pollo@hotmail.com), May 29, 2002.

yes, but then you haven't actually been to Te Awamutu, rock city. It's a hole, but their library's pretty flash. and one used to be able to get Ninja Turtles comix from a dairy there back in the Day.

-- petra jane (petrajane@nightmode.net), May 30, 2002.

and to bring this thread right down into the gutter, don't forget "one tree hill".

-- di (lucylurex@eudoramail.com), May 30, 2002.

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