Bands from 1980’s Dunedin (a university town in New Zealand) are seldom played in the US provide a glimpse into an alternate history of rock music’s evolution, especially as a companion piece to the development of punk in the US from the same time period1.
Chris Knox puts it best in the documentary Funky Dunedin2: "There's not much chance of financial success in Dunedin, so you don't worry about that. You just worry about the songs and do 'em best and cheapest".
- "Pink Frost" by The Chills
- "Anything Could Happen" by The Clean
- "Crush" by Tall Dwarfs
- "Flamethrower" by The Chills - According to the comments on the video, this is the performance that was recorded for the released version.
- Time to Go - A compilation of songs from Flying Nun Records.
- Kaleidoscope World by The Chills
- Hello Cruel World by Tall Dwarfs
- Chris Knox interview (more recent)
- Collection of Chris Knox media
- The Clean interview
- Boodle Boodle Boodle EP retrospective
For example, Flying Nun Records/Dunedin Double EP and SST Records/Nervous Breakdown ↩︎
The relevant section of the clip starts at 4:46. ↩︎